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The Watson Letters Volume 1: Something Wicker This Way Comes

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In a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe, Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime... Based on the infamous Blog of the same name, Colin Garrow's take on the Holmes and Watson stories pitch the detecting duo into Whitechapel, the Western Isles and the Village of the Damned. It features manly characters, crude language and adult inclinations an ...more
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Published March 8th 2016 by Colin Garrow
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Joy Mutter
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My review of Something Wicker This Way Comes, written by Colin Garrow.
I read Something Wicker This Way Comes straight after reading the author’s Demon of Devilgate Drive, as I was in the mood for more of Colin Garrow’s work. I’m glad I did because his witty words in this madcap Sherlock Holmes spoof had me laughing like Muttley. I read it in a couple of nights as the style was easy to read, despite it being written in the language of the times, yet with incongruous, hilarious mentions throughout
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J.D. Hughes
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour

I find it impossible to disagree with or add much to any of the five star reviews Colin Garrow has received for this work.

Writing spoof of any famous historical character might seem easy, but it is not. Garrow has a talent that locks into Sherlock Holmes and particularly Watson unerringly. We see Holmes as somewhat of a self absorbed dilettante ... no that's wrong... a selfish git, and the long suffering Watson as the real hero of the story. Garrow's literary allusions are bang on the money and
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A.J. Griffiths-Jones
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an absolute joy to read! This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in ages. Holmes & Watson are busy traipsing up & down the country solving various crimes, all documented in these brilliantly funny letters, and their hilarious antics are cleverly twisted in Garrow’s genius version of events. Whilst Moriarty looms, there are more serious matters close to home such as who bakes a better doughnut & Watson’s pet hedgehog Gerald. Even after closing the last page I’m still sniggeri ...more
Sheila Patel
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick witted short story

Told through a series of letters between Watson and Holmes this is a well written fun read. Lots of modern day twists with great use of other stories such as 39 Steps, Fu Manchu, Jane Eyre plus hilarious reference to The Slaughtered Lamb!! Very funny, a must read.
Susan Moffat
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as it was very entertaining and made me laugh.

I really enjoyed how the author used his knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and other characters from that time to produce such a funny and interesting book.
Petra Beck
Oct 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely awful. Can I give zero stars? Conan Doyle will turn in his grave. Poor Holmes and Watson had to cope with so many spin offs and extra adventures, but this is surely one of the worst. I suppose it is meant to be funny but it is embarassing and painful. And there isn't even a real story.
Janine
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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OMG, I was wondering what I was reading. It is good and funny. Watson did like to brag about his sexual exploits LOL.
David Z Hirsch
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered what the cases of Sherlock Holmes would be like in a steampunk alternate universe? No, can’t say I have either. But apparently Colin Garrow has and the result is a wild, entertaining romp. Recommended for more adventurous (and less traditional) fans of Sherlock Holmes.
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Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an entertaining and humorous read, which should delight fans of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

The perfect writing 'voice' highlights the characters in such a way to bring a smile.

Nicely done.
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Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including: taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate.

All Colin's books are available as eBooks and most are also out in paperback, too. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including
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