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The Amateur Executioner: Enoch Hale Meets Sherlock Holmes

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London, 1920: Boston-bred Enoch Hale, working as a reporter for the Central News Syndicate, arrives on the scene shortly after a music hall escape artist is found hanging from the ceiling in his dressing room. What at first appears to be a suicide turns out to be murder . . . the first of several using the same modus operandi. What's the connecting factor among all the ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 8th 2013 by MX Publishing (first published April 1st 2013)
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Vince Hale
Aug 01, 2013 Vince Hale rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn’t get into it. I’m a big Sherlock Holmes fan, and the fact that the main character shares my last name certainly helped to draw me to this book. But the story just never grabbed me and the characters simply aren’t engaging. When it was over I found I couldn’t possibly care less if Enoch ended up with Sadie, and I basically didn’t care in any way what they did for the rest of their lives.

The story seems to go back-and-forth between referencing former
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Amy Thomas
May 17, 2013 Amy Thomas rated it it was amazing
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The Baker Street Babes

The new collaborative novel by two seasoned Sherlock Holmes novelists is a rare type of book for me to review, since it does not directly star Sherlock Holmes. Instead, the world’s greatest detective has a prominent supporting role in an entertaining 1920s mystery that also includes TS Eliot, WB Yeats, and several other historical characters.

The Amateur Executioner is the kind of book that can be enjoyed on several levels. Those who want an exciting, f
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Feb 15, 2016 Dale rated it it was amazing
The Amateur Executioner by Dan Andriacco and Kieran McCullen

1920, London. Enoch Hale of Boston, Massachusetts is currently a reporter for Central News Syndicate. He is lead to the case of a man who was hanged by someone who wanted it to look like suicide.

William Powers was known as the British Houdini. He was an escape artist of great skill. What some people did not know was that he was also a skilled housebreaker. Chief Inspector Henry Wiggins of Baker Street Irregulars fame finds that this is
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Kayla
Jun 18, 2014 Kayla rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads, sherlock
It was alright. To be honest I wasn't overly fond of the main character, Enoch Hale. There were also some jumps in the timeline in the middle of the chapters was slightly annoying. However, it started to get a little more interesting when Sherlock finally joined the story. Proving both authors were seasoned Holmes writers. In the end it wasn't a bad little book. Just not my favorite books set around Holmes and Watson.
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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.

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