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message 1: by Ken B (new)

Ken B Anyone interested in doing a group read for February? I am game. Suggestions?

Didn't put this off until the last minute or anything!


message 2: by Ken B (new)

Ken B I've never read any of the Mary Russell books and they all seem to be highly rated. Anyone interested in reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice?


message 3: by Amanda (last edited Jan 29, 2015 01:13PM) (new)

Amanda | 33 comments I read it a few years ago. And I have to say, after I finished it, I actually threw it away from me. Its the only book that I've ever done that to.

I'm not a big fan of having Holmes falling in love or having romantic feelings for women. I hope I'm not spoiling that for you Ken. But that is what happens in this book. I'm not saying you shouldn't read it, these are just my opinions on the book. I know a lot of people love this series. It just one I don't really cared that much for.


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 33 comments David Stuart Davies has a new Sherlock Holmes story called "The Devil's Promise," that looks interesting.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 5: by Ken B (new)

Ken B I actually just bought that one. with one exception, Davies' books have been excellent. I would read that one.


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 33 comments I like David Stuart Davis stories. The Veiled Detective was one of the first pastiches I read after I finished the canon.


message 7: by Ken B (new)

Ken B Another idea would be along the author self-promotion vein. Author Hugh Ashton is a member here. I read his The Darlington Substitution on his recommendation and really enjoyed it. I would be willing to consider another recommendation from among his works.


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 33 comments Hugh Ashton stories are wonderful. I've been wanting to read his series of stories about Holmes before he meets Watson called, "Without My Boswell."

Here is a link for the book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 9: by Ken B (new)

Ken B Amanda wrote: "I read it a few years ago. And I have to say, after I finished it, I actually threw it away from me. Its the only book that I've ever done that to.

I'm not a big fan of having Holmes falling in l..."


Thanks for the heads up on that. I barely tolerate Watson with a wife. Holmes with a love interest is definitely out of bounds.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Amanda wrote: "Hugh Ashton stories are wonderful. I've been wanting to read his series of stories about Holmes before he meets Watson called, "Without My Boswell."

Here is a link for the book. https://www.goodre..."


I do like Hugh's work very much indeed and he was very complimentary about one of mine too!


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