The Darlington Substitution

The Darlington Substitution The deed box of Dr John Watson entrusted by him over a century ago to Cox Co of Charing Cross and which made its way late last year to Hugh Ashton in Kamakura Japan continues to yield treasure The

  • Title: The Darlington Substitution
  • Author: Hugh Ashton
  • ISBN: 9780615680859
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • The deed box of Dr John Watson, entrusted by him over a century ago to Cox Co of Charing Cross, and which made its way late last year to Hugh Ashton in Kamakura, Japan, continues to yield treasure The box proved to have a false bottom, under which lay the manuscript of a full length adventure of Sherlock Holmes, in which the great detective needs all his cunning aThe deed box of Dr John Watson, entrusted by him over a century ago to Cox Co of Charing Cross, and which made its way late last year to Hugh Ashton in Kamakura, Japan, continues to yield treasure The box proved to have a false bottom, under which lay the manuscript of a full length adventure of Sherlock Holmes, in which the great detective needs all his cunning and detective powers to unravel the mysteries at Hareby Hall Mentioned in passing by Dr Watson in his account of A Scandal in Bohemia, The Darlington Substitution is a tale of deceit, treachery, and murder most foul, set in the wild Border country of northern England Holmes and Watson encounter a centuries old legend which tells of the future extinction of an ancient noble family, and set themselves against one of the most ingenious and fiendish villains ever to cross the path of Sherlock Holmes Holmes and his faithful biographer come to life again in this case, following in the tradition already set in the three volumes of the Deed Box series of shorter Holmes adventures published by Inknbeans Press To celebrate the discovery of The Darlington Substitution, Inknbeans Press and Hugh Ashton have produced a paperback edition that closely mimics the original Sherlock Holmes stories in its typography and orthography printed steampunk which should delight fans of the original Holmes stories as they peruse this latest addition to the adventures of the most famous sleuth ever to grace the pages of fiction.

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    1. In "The Darlington Substitution", an artifact of some legend and the source of a long-lived family curse has gone missing. Holmes is hired to recover the artifact and finds himself in the midst of a larger and much more threatening mystery.This is a well-written Sherlock Holmes pastiche.4 STARS

    2. I liked it, but this is not Mr Hugh Ashton's best Holmes pastiche. The plot dragged a bit at times and the twists were not very exciting. The ending was so meh.

    3. I enjoyed this "recovered" mystery of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The premise for this series by Hugh Ashton is to "find" the manuscripts for cases alluded to in the canon by Conan Doyle, and then publish them. Ashton does a very good job of being true to the language and characters and style of the Holmes canon. The plotting and twists were not up to the standard of Conan Doyle's writing, and I found the resolution a bit out of character and too convenient.

    4. The Darlington Substitution Scandal by Hugh AshtonThis tale is mentioned in passing by Watson in SCAN.The Earl of Darlington, Alfred, summons Holmes and Watson to his Club, The Athenaeum. There he has a tale of an ancestor, one Edward, who imprisoned an old woman suspected to be a witch for eleven months and made fun of her. Finally one night he challenges here to prove her magic.She produces a twisted tree root with eleven silver pennies in it. She states that with the birth of Edward’s first [...]

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