- Series: Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Breese)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Write Way Publishing; First Edition edition (August 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1885173547
- ISBN-13: 978-1885173546
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,820,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Surrogate Assassin Hardcover – August, 2000
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Leppek captures the rhythms of Arthur Conan Doyle admirably. Holmes's American fans (and fans of the number of Holmes knock-offs this century) should love this story. And before it is classified as merely a mindless mystery entertainment, it should be appreciated for its expertly handled message (properly posed by a contemporary journalist): History is not always what it seems.
Good work, Chris. "The Surrogate Assassin" gave me several hours of pleasureable and challenging reading.
Holmes and Watson, like Higgins and Colonel Pickering after then, have always seemed to me to be, in and of themselves, rather dull and, rarely, if ever, the point: it is certainly elementary to deduce that without Eliza, Higgins and the uppercrusted Colonel would not have gone to the Ball and become famous, and without any one of the infamous Murders, Holmes and the good Doctor would have done nothing and impressed not a soul.
In short, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle interested me and countless others with Plot. He also bored readers of every stripe beyond reading with characters who never lived.
In his debut novel, Christopher Leppek quite simply surpasses Sir Arthur in virtually every way a novelist can, and does so masterfully.
Holmes and Watson are now people with whom you will identify, empathize and engage. Arrogant and brooding in one set of scenes, emboldened and charismatic in the next, Holmes is drawn by Leppek as a brilliant, but moody, even somewhat obsessed analyst who is sooner or later found out by companions, clients and readers alike to be - from time to time - a pain in the neck.Read more ›
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I read this because I am a history buff about all things Abraham Lincoln and my wife is a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. So why not read it and enjoy it together? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph Schultz
Sherlock Holmes is approached by his estranged cousin, the actor Edwin Booth, regarding a series of attempts on his life. Read morePublished on February 24, 2001 by Amazon Customer
Leppek knows his stuff! Not only is the story credable in it's facts it is fast paced entertainment. Read morePublished on September 30, 1999
As a supreme Booth family armchair scholar, I moved mountains to find this book and would you believe it, in my curiosity to see how many pages it had, I saw the name of the... Read morePublished on August 31, 1999
A very interesting theory re: the Lincoln Assassination, and while I don't buy it, the book was enjoyable nonetheless. Read morePublished on August 31, 1999 by booker