The Brothers of Baker Street (Baker Street Letters #2)
The second in a highly original and absolutely marvelous series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Streetand begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes
When brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath choose 221B Baker Street as the location for their law office, they don’t expect that their new office space would come with one huge stipulation, answ...more
Our "heros" are British brothers who are lawyers and who have various personal issues. The first book, The Baker Street Letters, takes place mostly in Los Angeles. This second book concerns a descendant of Moriarity. Both books start off promising and are pretty disa ...more
I was happy to find that this second story was as good. It met my criteria to keep reading. Now, it is all about finding out what Reggie and his actress girlfriend are going to go in the next.
Nigel played a bigger part in this story, which was set three weeks after the first one. ...more
I read the first one several years ago and, while my memory of it is a little hazy, I recall I enjoyed it. This entry was much better, had me turning pages to see what happened next. I burned through it in less than a day.
The overall premise is an intersting twist on the Sherlock Holmes saga. Instead of trying to update Holmes to a modern man or crank out further 'adventures' for the great detective, Robertson has two brothers leasing law offices at 221B Bak ...more
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Even though there were way too many coincidences to make this story plausible, I still enjoyed the journey the two brothers took to solve the mystery.
This being said, I think Reggie doesn't have the smarts his brother, Nigel, does and thereby gets pretty b ...more
The Brothers of Baker Street - Michael Robertson
Audio performance by Simon Vance
This one was fun. It’s a good contemporary mystery with a bit of a Holmesian twist. It is the second book in a series about a pair of London barristers who happen to have offices with the same address as the fictional Sherlock Holmes. The lease for the office includes a clause that all mail addressed to Mr. Holmes will be answered with a dismissive form letter.
But, what should be done when someone writes ...more
The idea is great. Two brothers open a legal office at 221 B Baker Street and, as part of their lease, have to answer letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. I also liked the plot line here about the attempt to make Cabbies buy GPS tracking systems. That I haven't seen ...more
But I am afraid I cannot say that found the story or the characters of this tale the least bit entertaining or worthy the tie in, however loosely done, to Baker Street ...more
The second was all Britain: black cabs, ...more
After I started reading, I noticed it's a "second", but too much of it refers to the first. If the reader hadn't read the first (like me) there were continuing references that made no sense...kind of like when you have a conversation with someone who thinks you already know what they are talking about.
The book is an amazingly quick read. With a holiday and no interest in what was on television and no other plans I embarked on reading this book. I finished the same day. Not that it's a page-turner. At times I was distracted from reading by the plot twists. Some were a little too obvious while others a little to ...more
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As the book opens, Reggie has lost his personal fortune and his legal reputation as a result of the events of the previous book. He has only one employee in his chambers and no legal work. Ni ...more
NOT SO. NOT AT ALL. In fact, I have to say, I think Book 2 was actually BETTER than the first one. True, the start was a bit slow, but it quickly drew me in. And I became more and more involved in the plot, and with the characters ...more
This is the second book in a series with the over-all theme that an attorney has taken up office space in the building now standing at the famous Baker Street address of the fictional Sherlock Holmes. Any barrister officing there has to agree, as part of the lease, to answer all letters which still come there addressed to Sherlock Holmes. Reggie, the atto ...more
I'm afraid I thought the author here was some combination of lazy and/or sloppy. There are annoying errors. (For instance, at some point Nigel remembers finding a body in the first book. Fine--except that Nigel most certainly did NOT find that body. It was rather a plot point that Reggie did.)
Then there's the obvious ...more
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