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The Problem of the Surly Servant (Charles Dodgson & Arthur Conan Doyle #4)

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It is May 1886 and all is not well at Christ Church, Oxford. The curator of Christ Church, the Reverend Mr. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as the author Lewis Carroll), is expecting a visit from Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle - an acquaintance and would-be writer - and his wife when he learns of a series of troubling events. The wine cellar seems to have mysteriously becom ...more
Hardcover, 235 pages
Published May 31st 2002 by Robert Hale Ltd (first published July 2001)
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Virginia
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is the fourth of a series, but you don't have to have read the earlier ones to understand this one.

There isn't really much mystery to it; you pretty much know the villains from the start; so the interest is more in how Dodgson and Conan Doyle go about solving it and the depiction of life in Victorian Oxford. The editing got a bit sloppy toward the end, with big chunks of dialogue essentially repeated from prior chapters. There weren't too many typos, though.

I was bothered somewhat by t
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Roberta Rogow is the author of the four "Dodgson/Doyle" mysteries. She is currently working on a new series set in Gilded Age New York City. She also reviews juvenile mysteries for Mystery Scene Magazine, and is a writer and performer of Science Fiction "filk" songs. She recently retired from a 37-year career as a Children's Librarian in New Jersey public libraries. "
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