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The Adventures of the Second Mrs. Watson (Amelia Watson)

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The redoubtable Amelia Watson - the second wife of Dr. John H. Watson of Baker Street fame - returns for thirteen light-hearted adventures whose puzzles would tax the ingenuity of the master himself! Whether soaring over England in a hot air balloon; sailing the seas on board ship; journeying to Scotland on behalf of His Majesty himself; becoming enmeshed in a Royal conspi ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Deadly Alibi Press
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Monica
Oct 14, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it
I didn’t expect much of this set of short stories; I got them in my kindle because I saw a short tale dealing with Irene Adler. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find out a lot of healthy good humor and fine interventions from our favorite sleuth though the stories are told from the point of view of the “second Mrs. Watson” of the title: a fabulously well written character. And the tale about Irene Adler did not disappoint me at all.
Strongly recommended for the (not to serious) Holmes fan.
Mandolin
Aug 30, 2012 Mandolin rated it it was amazing
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What is a woman to do when all she hears each day is a constant stream of praise for that great detective and thorn in her side, Sherlock Holmes? A staid, respectable wife would throw her hands up in despair and meekly accept her fate as a veritable widow to the great man's claim on her husband's life. Luckily for the reader, Amelia Watson, the second wife of Dr. John Watson, isn't a proper, retiring wife! Frustrated by the absence of her husband in her life, all due to his apparent greater loya ...more
Dale
Dec 06, 2015 Dale rated it liked it
The Adventures of the Second Mrs. Watson by Michael Mallory

The first thing that I must point out is that this book is most definitely non-canonical. It has been argued among Holmes scholars as to who was Watson’s second wife, and indeed, if he even married twice.

The indispensable Mr. Baring-Gould in his Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street states that Watson’s first wife was Constance Adams, whom he married on November 1, 1886. This would make Mary Morstan Watson’s second wife, not the first. Further
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Julia
Mar 10, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Laurie King's Mary Russell books
Shelves: mystery, smashwords
I read the first two stories and a portion of the third as a free sample, and immediately was hooked and had to buy the book.

Although this is a set of short stories, they do have an internal order.

Amelia Watson (nee Pettigrew) is the second wife of Dr. John Watson, the friend and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes. She gets frustrated at her husband's willingness to drop everything when Holmes calls him to assist on a case, but becomes more accepting after meeting Holmes in the first story. Amelia
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Jenna
This was an interesting collection of short stories featuring the second Mrs. Watson (nee Amelia Pettigrew) as the heroine/narrator. At times pastiche, at times "alternative view"...of interest to Sherlock Holmes' fans, especially those that bemoaned the lack of strong feminine characters, after Irene Adler (of course).
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Michael Mallory is an internationally-recognized authority on the subjects of film, animation and 20th century pop-culture, and the author of sixteen nonfiction books, which include The Art of Krampus, Essential Horror Movies, and Marvel: The Characters and their Universe. With the legendary American animation artist Iwao Takamoto he co-authored the memoirs Iwao Takamoto: My Life With a Thousand C ...more
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