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Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery

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Set amid the clip and clatter of hansom cabs and the popping of the gaslights, this intriguing mystery introduces Dr. James Mortimer, the man who brought the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles to the attention of Sherlock Holmes. Here, Dr. Mortimer tells a tale of how he came across his second and most challenging case ever.

In 1890, the young Dr. Mortimer is numb with g
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 22nd 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published March 1st 2000)
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Jeanette
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This is entertaining and Dr. Mortimer himself one of those late 19th Century-early 20th Century London characters who is far more savvy than he looks or sounds. I was pulled in by his personality more than any other faction in the book.

It's wordy in the sense of a Conan-Doyle Sherlock novel- it has that same pace, verbose Victorian type wordiness, and strict sensibilities toward class and apparel/material goods etc. Lots of reading difficulties with this, and not the least is the pages and page
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Rita
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love European books. I am not even sure why! This is a very detailed, descriptive tale. It was at times, just too much background info. I enjoyed the book! It's not an edge of your tale and I found the actual resolutions a bit too twisted. But it is well written. Classy.
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