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
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
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 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
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
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.
However, as a mystery, it was rather easy to figure out "whodunit" - and a bit predictable at times. But I might have still enjoyed it, if I'd realized it wasn't actually about Sherlock Holmes. He's actually more like a character from a previous story - the reader must know who he is, but you could ch...more
The brothers are really the pegs on which the stories hang, and I do like most of the other folks who wander in and out better than the protagonists. Not that I don't like them, I just like the others more.
All in all, I have found that I can count on...more
The second was all Britain: black cabs,...more
"The second in a highly original and absolutely marvelous series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail address...more
I enjoyed this one more than the first. Like the first, I don't think the chain of events would stand up to the way the law really works, but still, reading these is like watching a fun detective show on television. They are...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
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
Well on toward three in the morning, a smallish figure in a hooded mac stood at the far end of an isolated dock in the Limehouse district. The wooden base of the dock was dark brown-gray, the Thames beneath and beyond it was slate gray, the hooded mac that cloaked th...more