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The Monster of St. Marylebone (Dr. Watson Mysteries #1)

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the never-before-published journals of Sherlock Holmes's companion and chronicles, Dr. John Watson...

...a tale of nefarious doings that nearly brought down London's wealthiest woman -- and made its most famous sleuth Scotland Yard's most wanted

Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Signet
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Anne Thorpe
Pretty engagingly told tale, good characterization of both Holmes and Watson. A bit brutal in places, but that is the subject matter. Held me turning the pages to the end.
Charles Prepolec
Wayne Worcester has completely missed the Sherlockian boat I'm afraid. Yes the book features two characters familiarly named Holmes and Watson, but neither of these fellows behave anything like Conan Doyle's timeless creations. We are treated to rather bizarre political and sexual views that paint our heroes in poor light. This tasteless excuse for Sherlockiana is quite likely the worst thing I've read since the abysmally bad Samba for Sherlock. Do yourself a favour if you are a Holmes fan...giv ...more
Sep 08, 2007 Cindy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Holmes fanatics
Shelves: england, 19th-century
This is a Sherlock Holmes book. Holmes is up against a grisly serial killer and nearly loses his own life as well.

I wasn't that crazy about this one. It was really violent, and gruesome with it. Then it introduced this sort of romance for Holmes that I found a little hard to take. I'm not opposed to the very idea, but the was it was done was not convincing.

I hope someone else will like it better than I did. The best part was when they went to Ireland. I found the setting really evocative then.
Knock off Sherlock Holmes which was a little too gory for my taste. I suspect ACD is rolling over in his grave.
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Wayne Worcester is an American journalist and author. He grew up in New Hampshire and was graduated from the University of New Hampshire and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After working as a reporter and magazine writer, in 1981 he became a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of a series of Sherlock Holmes novels.
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