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The Inventor's Game: A Sheridan Hope Case (Sheridan Hope Thrillers, #1)

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Dr. Sacker steps into a dangerous world that he cannot escape. When doctor and writer Ormond Sacker meets a brilliant detective, he goes on a case with the sleuth. Someone to write about, Sacker thinks. But the mystery takes a deadly twist when the two become targets of killers
The first in a series of updated Sherlock Holmes thrillers.
Published (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sarah
Dec 01, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short story written about a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. Sheridan Hope is the modern version of Holmes and Ormond Sacker is Watson. This is an action story centered around a lost inventor.

The story has great potential. The clues are vaguely described. You do get the significance of the clues explained. There is also some polishing on the story itself that needs to be done. The storyline does get jumbled in the middle. The reader is left wondering what is the significance of going back t
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Ruty  B
Dec 16, 2012 Ruty B rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, mystery
The Inventors Game is a book that could be classified as a modern version of the classic Sherlock Holmes with a lot of mystery and good solid cases. However, is more like a series inspired by the classic detective and his loyal companion, but with two new and fabulous characters.

In this book we meet for the first time Doctor Sacker and Hope. Their paths cross when Sacker founds Hope stoned and lying on the street. After helping him and giving him the address to a rehabilitation center, their liv
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Sarah
Dec 13, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My rating 3 / 5

This is a short story, based on the famous Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson characters. Sherman begins the book by explaining this, and how he has interpreted the famous detective.

I'm not sure it works as a short story... an awful lot is packed in, and I think it would have benefitted from a longer story, with more exploration, allowing the reader to piece together the mystery as they read along.

The writing style is easy to read,
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Barry
Nov 30, 2012 Barry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Inventors Game (A221B Sheridan Hope Case)" by Demetrius Sherman is an entertaining short story. It is amazing how much the writer packs into twenty something pages. For those who can't get enough of Holmes and Watson-ish stories, with non-traditional main characters in modern England, then this one is pleasing. The writing is crisp and although a bit rough at times gives a good sense of the characters and plot. If you want a quick romp through a mystery over a lunch hour, this story is for ...more
Mike Hogan
Dec 10, 2012 Mike Hogan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first in what I expect to be a series of Sheridan Hope mysteries set in contemporary London. Hope is a black, modern day consulting detective who in this story meets and teams up with his soon-to-be biographer Dr Ormond Sacker.
A beautiful woman turns up at 221B Baker Street and enlists their help in finding her missing father. Sheridan finds a vital clue, and the chase is on.
A suspenseful first novel in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes from Demetrius Sherman. Let us hope that we will see mor
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Edi Melon
Jan 15, 2013 Edi Melon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good story that fans of Sherlock Holmes will be sure to love.

When inventor, Paul Hoffman, mysteriously disappears, Sheridan Hope and Dr. Sacker are on the case with only stick figures as clues to the man's whereabouts.

They stumble across more than they bargin for when the plot turns deadly and Hope must fight his way through a worthy opponent to find out where, and why, the elderly inventor was taken.
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Growing up, Demetrius Sherman read Hammett, Chandler, Conan Doyle and other masters of hard-boiled detectives. These works were excellent seeds in the creation of the updated Sherlock Holmes in The Sheridan Hope Thrillers and the vampire thriller Dark Hunger.
He always wanted to write fast-paced thrillers with a bit of mystery in them.
His latest work is a satirical horror thriller titled The Hunte
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