Monday, June 15, 2009

The West End Horror

The West End Horror
by Nicholas Meyer

In 1895, George Bernard Shaw calls on Sherlock Holmes, inviting him to investigate the death of a theater critic, Jonathan McCarthy. Of course, Holmes accepts and the chase is on. Along the way Holmes and, naturally, Watson, meet Bram Stoker and Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan). A volume of Shakespeare is open to a passage in Romeo and Juliet; Holmes feels sure that the dying critic opened the book to the passage as a clue to his murder. Meyer captures the era well and any Sherlock Holmes fan will enjoy this effort. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I really enjoyed Meyer's "Seven Per Cent Solution" novel, so I'll have to track this one down too.