Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches

Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches The stories are atmospheric fast moving ingenious and very enjoyable Roger Johnson The District Messenger Inspector Lestrade was a worried man He was facing the biggest case of his career The Commi

  • Title: Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches
  • Author: David Dickinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: ebook
  • The stories are atmospheric, fast moving, ingenious and very enjoyable Roger Johnson, The District Messenger Inspector Lestrade was a worried man He was facing the biggest case of his career The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Governor of the Bank of England had learnt through a variety of sources a private bank in Vienna, an Anglophile moneylender The stories are atmospheric, fast moving, ingenious and very enjoyable Roger Johnson, The District Messenger Inspector Lestrade was a worried man He was facing the biggest case of his career The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Governor of the Bank of England had learnt through a variety of sources a private bank in Vienna, an Anglophile moneylender in Munich, a reliable tip off from the Casino in Monte Carlo that Britain s enemies were trying to debase the currency Sherlock Holmes has retired to keep his bees in Sussex, Dr Watson is curing the sick So Lestrade turns to Holmes s elder brother Mycroft, still keeping to his unchanging routine between his rooms in Pall Mall, the Government Offices where he audits all Government Departments, and the silent quarters of the Diogenes Club Mycroft tracks the gang through the banks and Treasuries of Europe, his brain travelling faster than the swiftest express train Will Mycroft and Lestrade solve the mystery And who is the mysterious stranger who led them to the gang s hiding place and then vanished, last seen striding rapidly into the fog David Dickinson s brilliant new short novel will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, of detective fiction, and of historical mysteries It recreates the style and atmosphere of the original stories, but with a compelling new character The first in a news series, it will establish Mycroft as a worthy successor to his famous brother Praise for David Dickinson One of the story s strengths is the portrait it paints of Mycroft, a picture rich with details about his lifestyle, habits, and associates.ery itself is straightforward and fast pacedovides new perspectives to enjoy Baker Street Babes Podcast A cracking yarn, beguilingly real from start to finish you have to pinch yourself to remind you that it is fiction or is it Peter Snow This is detective fiction in the grand style the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake Powerscourt s debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime James Naughtie In this excellent novel, Dickinson weaves a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals late in Victoria s reign One hopes to see of Lord Powerscourt and his friends in the near future Publishers Weekly David Dickinson is the best selling author of the Lord Powerscourt series of historical mysteries, including Death of a Pilgrim and Death of an Old Master Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7

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    1. David Dickinson brilliantly recreates the style of the original stories in this excellent novella. Mycroft Holmes was always a character in the Sherlock books, but here comes vividly to life. Excellent stuff.

    2. Inspector Lestrade was a worried man. He was facing the biggest case of his career. The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Governor of the Bank of England had learnt that Britain’s enemies were trying to debase the currency. Sherlock Holmes has retired to keep his bees in Sussex, Dr Watson is curing the sick. So Lestrade turns to Holmes’s elder brother Mycroft, still keeping to his unchanging routine between his rooms in Pall Mall, the Government Offices where he audits all Gove [...]

    3. "Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches" by David Dickinson is the first in his series of novellas on Sherlock's less famous, but uber intelligent brother. Regardless of your knowing Mycroft and his background or not, this is a very good story which captures the very style of Doyle's original stories. Dickinson's ability to capture the local color of Victorian England is excellent. His use of sense imagery brings out the very smells and sounds of 19th century London. The plot is [...]

    4. I stumbled across this whilst looking for Holmes horror stories whilst on holiday. I really liked how Mycroft was handled in Bernice Summerfield and the Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel and Ms Wildthyme and Friends Investigate and thought at the time some solo adventures might work well. The author has done a pretty good job. The adventure fits within the original description of Mycroft's physical and mental nature. It's really short though, similar in length to a single case from one of the Hol [...]

    5. This short - but smart and fun - e-book from Endeavour Press is a brilliant read, perfect for a Christmas journey. The character of Mycroft Holmes is faithful to Conan Doyle, but the author makes him his own creation too. One can read this book even if unfamilar with the original Sherlock Holmes stories, although there are nice touches of wit and style for fans too.David Dickinson, author of the Lord Powerscourt mysteries, has already proved his crime/mystery writing skills and The Adventures of [...]

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