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A romp through Edwardian-era Stamboul in high summer in 1906; with colourful descriptions of jewelled swords that rule empires, ghosts that haunt palaces, and tyrannical rulers flanked by their murdering eunuchs.Holmes and Watson are reunited after a threat is uncovered to steal the Sword of Osman from the ruler of the Turkish Empire – a theft that could see the fall of th ...more
Paperback, first, 230 pages
Published September 16th 2015 by MX Publishing
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Calvin Daniels
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A tad slow out of gate, but still lots of intrigue, and yet a quick read. Very solid effort.
JustLoveBooks
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Treat for all Sherlock Holmes Fans!!!

I got fascinated with Sherlock Holmes after having been introduced to his adventures in the recent BBC series. The TV series came off as funny, witty and engaging for me, and I was eager to read what a book on Sherlock has in store. It has made me a greater fan of Sherlock more than ever!

I enjoyed the story and the plot very much. It definitely has a lot of depth, and gives an insightful glimpse into the teamwork and camaraderie of Sherlock and Watson in so
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Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sherlock Holmes and the Sword of Osman by Tim Symonds

My thanks go out to the good people of MX Books for my review copy of this engaging Holmes story!

It is the spring of 1906. Watson is planning on departing for the Congo, as part of a medical expedition. Holmes and Watson haven’t seen each other but once in the past 12 months. (Adventure titled Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter—same author.)

Then a summons by post sends both Holmes and Watson to meet a client. Sir Edward Gre
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Jeremy Reppy
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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One must always be wary when a new author takes on beloved fictional characters. However, Mr. Symonds has done justice to Holmes and Watson. Sherlock Holmes and the Sword of Osman is full of the intrigue, deception, feats of deduction by Holmes, and puzzlement by Watson at how Holmes figured things out for which the Sherlock Holmes stories are known. I particularly liked how the author wove geopolitical intrigue into the story, discussing the various issues, concerns, and possible objectives of ...more
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From the publisher: A romp through Edwardian-era Stamboul in high summer in 1906; with colourful descriptions of jewelled swords that rule empires, ghosts that haunt palaces, and tyrannical rulers flanked by their murdering eunuchs.Holmes and Watson are reunited after a threat is uncovered to steal the Sword of Osman from the ruler of the Turkish Empire – a theft that could see the fall of the Ottoman Empire and have cataclysmic results the world over. The world
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Tim Symonds was born in London, England, and grew up in Somerset, Dorset and the Channel Island of Guernsey, off the coast of Normandy. After spending his late teens farming in the Kenya Highlands and driving bulldozers along the Zambezi River, he moved to California and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with an honours degree in Politics. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the ...more