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Sherlock Holmes And The Treasure Train

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A half million pounds in gold has disappeared from an armored train outside London. The railroad and the banks are in an uproar, and finally they must turn to Sherlock Holmes for help. What begins as a deceptively simple case transforms into a puzzle unlike any Dr. Watson has ever seen, as Holmes works brilliantly to unravel an international tangle of hig
Paperback, 241 pages
Published March 1985 by Pinnacle Books (first published 1985)
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Frank Thomas is, according to Wikipedia, an American actor, author, and bridge-strategy expert who became fascinated with the character of Sherlock Holmes after watching William Gillette perform the part during his farewell tour. This led him to pen nine Holmes novels, including Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train. This is Thomas's fourth effort....and may I just say I don't think I'll be seeking out any of the others. To quote Inspector MacDonald, "...there's something about it that just doe ...more
Jan 10, 2016 LuAnn rated it liked it
If you like your Baker Street tantalus and London fogs mixed with wild west gunslingers and American confidence men, you'll like this. Holmes employs more covert operatives in this than in all of Doyle's stories combined, the references to the original canon are frequent and obvious, the banking machination behind the mystery are rather convoluted and the various mysteries all tie together like a Nancy Drew mystery. Still, Holmes feels fairly like Holmes, and while Watson employs more slang, Ame ...more
Dec 31, 2010 Dox rated it liked it
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There are many elements to recommend this book: some high adventure, humor, mysterious goings on, a well-thought out plot (if a bit thin in connections in one or two places). But there are also a few things about it that will drag on in certain locations, the most obvious being that as the plot centers around a transaction of gold, there is a lot of tedious and boring discussion about banking and how the monetary system works, and how it works between countries. So, overall, it is a satisfying r ...more
Oct 25, 2011 Marj rated it liked it
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A very entertaing mystery in the best style of Holmes and Watson.
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Franklin M. "Frank" Thomas was an American animator.

Frank Thomas attended Stanford University, where he worked on the campus humor magazine The Stanford Chaparral with Ollie Johnston.

After graduating from Stanford, he attended Chouinard Art Institute.

Frank Thomas joined The Walt Disney Company on September 24, 1934 as employee number 224. There he animated dozens of feature films and shorts.

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