- Hardcover: 219 pages
- Publisher: Dodd, Mead; First Edition edition (1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0396079040
- ISBN-13: 978-0396079040
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,350,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sherlock Holmes in Dallas Hardcover – 1980
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(1) Paragraph on Oswald's discharge
John Connally, as Secretary of the Navy is listed as signing the discharge. Secretary of the Navy does not sign discharge papers.
Discharge is dated 1960. Connally was Secretary of the Navy in 1961.
Discharge is signed by an officer in the Marine Corps.
Discharge is not "Dishonorable"- Correct term is "Undesireable."
Granted that Oswald may have had an issue with Connally, but it was not that Connally's signature appeared on his discharge.
(2) Descriptons of places in Dallas and Irving
Area around Oswald's rooming house is listed as having liquour stores. This in Oak Cliff, a "dry" area of Dallas were liquour sales are prohibited.
Quiet, ordonary Middle Class residential area in suburb of Irving is listed as "characterless" and "mean surroundings."
Another ordinary residential area near a Public High School in Dallas is listed as having "a sense of brutality underlying."
Dallas is listed as "a strange restless city" with "an atmosphere of menace."
There are several other areas which are completely erroneous.
Although the book has received rave reviews from a number of professional reviewers, some readers have different opinions :
(1) Some reported buying the book because it had "Sherlock Holmes" and/or "In Dallas" in the title.
(2) Some reported it as a curiosity because they purchased it a "bargain price."
(3) Some aficianados of the original works reported they were disappointed in the manner the characters of Holmes and Watson were presented.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very fortunite to run across this book in the library rather than purchasing it. I was able to dredge through the first hundered pages with no hope of an actual plot line in... Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by A fan of Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson
Laughably ridiculous conspiracy theorizing, using an elderly Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, of all things, as a hook to get people to read it. Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Yeratel