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The Box of Cards: A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery - Second Edition (New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Book 17) Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : May 6, 2018
- File size : 7756 KB
- Print length : 165 pages
- ASIN : B07CWKNDD7
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
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- Best Sellers Rank: #198,484 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Many Holmes/Watson writers place their narratives within specific historical period and tie them to what was occurring at the time. So Holmes and Watson may meet Bram Stoker (Dracula), Winston Churchill and other notables of the time. Where writers attempting to plug some particular crime into a specific setting is forgetting that the story is the thing. Some meander off into descriptions of various historical monuments and such and they forget there is a story to be told.
One of many things Mr Copeland does to perfection is use historical settings and events much as a skilled chef uses spices--to enhance and never overpower. So after reading one of his outings, the reader has had his historical knowledge enhanced and benefited from the various tidbits of information provided. As noted, this is never done in an overwhelming manner. Coupled with this is Mr Copland's writings have brisk paces and there are always subtle asides and allusions that keep readers on their toes. The reader should be ready to hit the ground running because past-paced action is the rule of the day.
Now to this specific story. This is a staggering achievement. I'd say it ranks as one of the very best stories I have in in my collection of 400+volumes of Holmes/Watson pastiches. In this collection there are a number of anthologies containing offerings of dozens of writers. If I were forced to choose my top 10 rated Holmes/Watson stories (Including those written by Conan Doyle) this would be one of those in that select number. Buy the book. I suspect there will be many rave reviews.
enjoyed them to the point of having to slow down to devouring but
one a month, as I don't want to run out of them.
The Box of Cards, was a mass of misdirection, which made it a page turner.
It touches on a tragic event in British history and carries it forward.
I don't believe in giving away storylines, as doing so takes away from the author's
As for me, this Holmes adventure is complete, so it is one to the next one.
Also, a Sherlock Holmes story wherein Sherlock *loses* is not very appealing, that's not why I read Sherlock Holmes stories. Especially a story in which the winner is not a criminal mastermind or other genius, but just an average person.
To cap everything, the style is not very like Doyle, which is a negative for me.
Stories. I love Mr. Copland stories, they are very entertaining. And so hard to put down.
Mr.Copland is my favorite Sherlock.