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Holmes Sweet Holmes (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody #2)

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Writer-actor-director Peter Gerards latest film was a smash hit, but some fans of Sherlock Holmes were outraged. Why? Because 221 B Bourbon Street portrayed the beloved detective as a goateed, saxophone-playing southern American working in 1920s New Orleans! Was it a disgruntled Sherlockian or someone else who hated Gerard enough to kill him, twice? That is what mystery wr ...more
ebook, 236 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by MX Publishing
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Leah
Nov 20, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several months have passed since Cody worked with his flamboyant brother-in-law, Prof. Sebastian McCabe, to solve the mystery of who killed prominent Sherlockian collector Woollcott Chalmers. It would be nice to report that his role in that adventure catapulted him to at least twenty minutes of fame, earned him a book contract for his hard-boiled Max Cutter mysteries, and forever enshrined him as a hero in the heart of his no-longer-ex girlfriend, Lynda Teal.

Poor Jeff.

Although he’s working on an
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Ludditus
Aug 18, 2016 Ludditus rated it liked it
This second Jeff Cody mystery starts on a bad note. While the writing is excellent, in the line of “No Police Like Holmes,” I was bothered by the very poor explaining of the old one-ahead trick in one of the first chapters. Then, Ralph Pendergast's aggressiveness started to piss me off in this novel, making it less credible. Too much is too much. But even before that, what exasperated me to the highest degree was the annoying clinging to grammar rules nobody observes anymore. In the first novel ...more
Philip Jones
This book is the second Sebastian McCabe – Jeff Cody mystery, following his earlier No Police Like Holmes. This book lacks the impressive character set of eccentric Sherlockians encountered in the first, but it does present a dandy mystery and a new set of eccentrics. This group are a bit more difficult to categorize, but they tend to come from the world of entertainment, if anywhere in particular.

Much of the narrative concentrates on academic in-fighting, with our heroes in medias res. We are t
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Alisa West
Sep 05, 2013 Alisa West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well now. After reading the first book in this series (No Police Like Holmes...see my review), I didn't have high hopes for the sequel. To my surprise, the issues I groused about with NPLH did not exist in this book. The relationship between Jeff and his bro-in-law Sebastian is described how they should have been in book two. It makes more sense and my dislike of Jeff is fading and he is actually becoming a more likable person.
Again, I prefer an amateur detective, so Jeff and his cohorts are jus
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Candace Wegner
Dec 02, 2012 Candace Wegner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read with well-developed characters. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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Dan Andriacco discovered Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories at about the age of nine. Not long after, he became acquainted with such greats of the Golden Age of detective fiction as Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, John Dickson Carr, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many more.

His earliest career goal was to become a mystery writer. He eventually did, while holding down day
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Other Books in the Series

Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody (7 books)
  • No Police Like Holmes: Introducing Sebastian McCabe (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #1)
  • The 1895 Murder (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #3)
  • The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #3.5)
  • Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #4)
  • Bookmarked for Murder (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #5)
  • Erin Go Bloody (Sebastian McCabe-Jeff Cody, #6)

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