The Baker Street Letters (Baker Street Letters #1)
In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route--and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help--she writes a letter to Sher...more
The science of deduction did not figure into the main Character's, Reggie Heath, problem solving plan at all. Actually, Heath made quite a mess of his investigation. The story was mostly a cliche with him running all over LA trying to avoid the police while trying to figur...more
Reggie gave the task to his brother Nigel while Nigel's license was suspended. Nigel, somewhat hapless, becomes intrigued by a set of letters, the first origi...more
The description of the book made it sound like there was a big Sherlock Holmes connection, but really the only involvement of Holmes is the fact that the offices one of the main characters leases is on Baker Street, and people write letters to Sherlock at that address. The owner of the building requires anyone who rents the premises to respond to the letters with a form-letter response. So the misleading suggestion of a Holmes connection was the firs...more
Reggie Heath is an attorney who has recently leased space at 221b Baker Street, not realizing it’s the address of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. In fact, his lease contains the stipulation that all letters received there for the famous detective are to be answered with a standard form letter only. Reggie’s younger brother, Nigel is uncertain of his commitment to the law and has been temporarily suspended. Now relegated to duties as a...more
The main character, Reggie Heath, is stock Guy Ri...more
The Baker Street Letters (Minotaur 2009) introduces Reggie Heath, a high-powered London solicitor whose new suite of rooms includes 221B Baker Street. A clause in the lease requires the tenant to answer all letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes with a form response. Reggie's younger brother Nigel, recently released from a "health and recreation center" is given the task of responding to the letters while waiting for a hearing about restoring his solicitor's license. In the proces...more
When her father goes missing after completing a geological survey for a proposed subway line in Los Angeles, an eight year old girl turns to the greatest detective on earth for help. Unfortunately, her letter receives a for...more
Reggie is a lawyer (they don't call them that in England, I think, so maybe the author let his americanism show) who has taken offices in the 220 block of Baker Street. His brother, Nigel--recently caught in a flap and in danger of losing his right to practice law--brings to Reggie's attention all the letters they'...more
The basis of the novel is rather interesting, but the writing is a bit awkward and stilted; there seemed to be a lot of "He did this. Then he did this. He went here. They went there." Rather reminiscent of a Dick and Jane book, only with more grown up words. However, it doesn't surprise me that the book's been optioned for a television series; Hollywood seems to have a nose for mediocre works. I just hope it gets tweaked a bit more before it goes into production; the mystery was fairly...more
Maybe I was naive to assume that a novel called The Baker Street Lettersthat had a premise featuring two brothers solving a crime after receiving a letter meant for Sherlock Holmes would actually relate in some way to the detective. The fact is, apart from the flimsy set-up: the brothers work on the 200 block of Baker Street and therefore receive mail addressed to Holmes, and one of them decides to take a case, the story has absolutely nothing to do with Holmes or any of Doyle's stories. In fact...more
One of the conditions of the...more
First, the "Englishness" of the main characters just isn't really that obvious. You wouldn't be able to tell from most of the dialogue or actions that they are English -...more
Reggie's brother Nigel is pathetic, ineffectual, whiney, and useless.
Laura, Reggie's girl friend, is shallow, too intuitive to be believable, and prone to what is supposed to pass for witty banter but only varies between annoying and inane.
If it had not been for the plot, I would have called it quits about 30 minutes into this audio book. Wha...more
That said, I normally steer clear of Sherlock Holmes pastiches. What a pleasant surprise to discover this is not a Holmes pastiche. The premise is that this barrister moves his office into 221B Baker Street and as a result, people write letters to Sherlock...more
A fun premise in two lawyer brothers newly leasing space in a building on the 200 block of Baker Street in London and it turns out the generous lease is due to their office space being responsible, by contract, for responding to all letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes of 221B Baker Street.
Before you know it, the brother with some recent incidents is caught up by a letter sent 20 years ago by an 8 year old girl with a missing father that suddenly has 2 repeat letters. Off to Los Angele...more
Our "heros" are British brothers who are lawyers and who have various personal issues. This book takes place mostly in Los Angeles. The second book, The Brothers of Baker Street concerns a descendant of Moriarity. Both books start off promising and are pretty disappo...more