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The Annals of Sherlock Holmes (The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes #3)

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This sparkling collection of three new Sherlock Holmes stories draw on details and hints from the pages of Conan Doyle's classic works. From the pen of the acclaimed Doctor John Watson we are introduced to previously unsolved mysteries as referenced in many of the original stories.
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Robert Hale & Company
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Aug 02, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Note: the copyright of this hardcover Hale edition is 2012, unlike what the description states.

The book contains three stories

"The Dundas Separation Case"
"The Abernathy Case"
"The Adventure of the Reluctant Spirit"

Paul D. Gilbert also published 3 other Sherlock Holmes books,
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the epic Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra, (which is currently my favourite Sherlock Holmes story), I was wondering how PDG (Paul D Gilbert), was going to top that adventure. When I started reading the Annals I kept comparing the two. This was unfair as because the stories in this book are more than good enough to stand on their own. For all the description in the book it is very fast paced I kept checking the page to make sure I was not shorter, but it is 224 like all of PDG's ...more
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I chose this because the author mentions Jeremy Brett in his foreword, and it's definitely him on the cover. For me, Brett IS Holmes and when I read a Sherlock story that presents a different character, I don't like it! So I expected to enjoy these.

I did enjoy the characterisation of both Holmes and Watson and the writing style - the weak point for me was the plotting. The author made life difficult for himself by deciding to write about the cases that Conan Doyle mentions in his stories but doe
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good plotting marred by inelegant writing…

This book is made up of three short novellas and my initial impressions were favourable. The first episode sets out to tell the story of one of the most intriguing of Watson's references in the original tales; that of the politician, the lighthouse and the trained cormorant. In the second, he explains the mysterious reference to the parsley in the butter dish. The final story gives us an opportunity to meet up again with Mrs Watson's employer in The Sign
Karl Øen
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Paul Gilbert gives us a mercurial Holmes clearly modeled on Jeremy Brett's interpretation of the detective. ( If in doubt, check the bookcover..) Watson's voice is not the way Doyle wrote it, but it's close enough for comfort. The Homes/Watson banter, some Sherlockismus, and "cozy" scenes where the two protagonists are waitng in the dark for something to happen, evokes atmosphere and are true to the spirit of the original stories. Both Holmes and Watson comes across as truly heavy s ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I am such a Sherlock Holmes fan that I am always pleased to discover other authors who have continued the tradition.

There wasn't anything terribly wrong with this book other than the fact that this author made Dr Watson into such a sooky buffoon. He was constantly complaining about some perceived slight or injustice done unto him by his dear friend. He he knows the man better than any other. It got a bit tedious...
I liked this continuation of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Paul Gilbert. He seems to have "the ear" for the type of dialogue that Conan Doyle used in the original. I would recommend this book to other Holmes enthusiasts.
Alan Brindley-Taylor
Another really enjoyable read by Mr Gilbert. Once again he's done superbly to capture Watson's voice and you can tell he writes with a genuine passion as a fan of Holmes. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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