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The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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In the year 1933 an elderly Dr John Watson is looking back over his life and his time spent with his brilliant friend and master of deduction Sherlock Holmes. He writes in a letter to the reader that he has assembled a list of seven untold adventures that span from his and Sherlock's early years until the time of Sherlock's retirement. Watson explains that he wishes to lea ...more
Paperback, 1st, 215 pages
Published August 2nd 2012 by MX Publishing
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Philip Jones
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This collection includes seven novellas drawn from a variety of times during Holmes’ career. The letter by Dr. Watson that precedes the stories explains that these tales were not told earlier for a variety of reasons but mostly to prevent further harm to the victims. There seems to be no common thread or theme among the tales included.

“The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair” tells of Holmes’ involvement, at the request of the new widow, in the investigation of an apparent suicide by poison. Anomal
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Dale
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Luke Benjamen Kuhns

My thanks to Steve and Timi at MX Publications for my review copy of this book.

The seven stories in this volume are cases never given to the public by Dr. Watson…

“The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair” involves adventurer Jackson Hardy’s sudden death. Although it is ruled a suicide and a note has been found, the man’s wife believes that he has been murdered. The neighbor and friend of the Hardys, a Mr. Timothy Strong is advising the w
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Joshua
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it
This book gets about a 3.5 from me. I won this as a Goodreads first reads book. I have never actually read a Sherlock Holmes mystery, but I thought that most of the stories in this collection were enjoyable. There are seven cases total, with the third case being the longest. They are all told by Dr John Watson, looking back on his most personal cases with his friend Sherlock Holmes.

The cases are predictable for the most part. If I had to pick a favorite mystery from the collection, I would go wi
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Charlotte Walters
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good attempt to recreate the voice and magic of the original Sherlock Holmes stories. The plots of each short story are the true strength of this book and contain some very clever and imaginative ideas. My particular favourite is The Adventure of St Mary's Murder because I think that the deductions in this one are very strong and Holmesian, for example (spoiler alert) 'The broken window provided an interesting clue. We were told someone broke in, though in all reality Leonora wa ...more
Cris
Maybe I received an mis-printed copy of an early draft because my reading experience was very different from the other reviewers here.

The writing is horrible. The misplaced and missing punctuation and improper capitalization could be the result of bad copy-editing, but other grammar issues (such as confused verb tenses) lead me to believe the punctuation issues also originate with the author.

I don't mean to be be cruel, but I wouldn't judge The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to be professi
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Emily
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book contains several really well written Sherlock Holmes short stories. The author does extremely well in capturing the atmosphere of the original books, while also adding in his own originality. Often while thinking about Sherlock Holmes stories I would get confused and think that one of these stories was an original Conan Doyle, so well is the tone, the time period and the character of Sherlock Holmes captured by the author! However, it also contains some really well thought out, new, or ...more
Abhishek Mishra
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Some research on best Sherlock Holmes Pastiches would've told me this book isn't up there. While the stories are almost enjoyable, the lucid verbiage of ACD and those explanations made of compound sentences are absent. When I picked this one, I thought I'm hungry for more Holmesian adventures, but after reading it I understood my hunger. It was for ACD's simple and eloquent writing technique.

To it's benefit, the book has an interesting connection between Mary, Moriarty, Moran and Doctor. The la
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Jack Arrgon
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book. It had a very intriguing perspective on the famed legendary detective, and was combined with a clever set of shorts which I felt kept me turning pages. Recommended for any Sherlock fan young or old.
Zac
May 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, the edition I read was littered with grammatical errors, wrong words and missing words. Very disappointed. The cover design though is amazing.
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Nov 18, 2012 added it
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Luke Kuhns is an international crime writer and reviewer. He is a master storyteller with a wonderful sense of the macabre which has captivated audiences around the world. His two best selling novellas Sherlock Holmes Studies in Legacy and The Scarlet Thread of Murder have been praised by critics and fans of Sherlock Holmes. Luke has also authored two graphic novels including Sherlock Holmes and t ...more
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