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'Sherlock Holmes and the Unholy Trinity' by Paul D. Gilbert
by Robert Hale, 29 May 2015. ISBN
We begin this continuation of
the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1896 with the arrival of a gigantic man
wielding a sword at the rooms in 221b Baker Street. This individual in
Bedouin robes is a startling figure who proceeds to destroy both the door to the
rooms and the chair from which Dr Watson has just risen. He issues a
warning to Holmes not to interfere in matters unspecified before he leaves.
A search through the newpapers produces nothing likely to cause such a
A telegram arrives soon after this which requests Holmes to go to Rome, to the
Vatican to investigate the murder of Cardinal Tosca.
protracted journey to Rome follows and then a further lengthy trip to Egypt.
There are some further terrible and inexplicable events in both places
before the intrepid investigators return to London where further mayhem
opportunities to build upon Conan Doyle's perennial characters have been
eagerly taken, therefore imitators of the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson oeuvre
are numerous. Paul D. Gilbert has already written 4 books on Sherlock's
adventures; this is the first of his Holmes series that I have read and it
seems to me that he has grasped the essentials of the characters of Holmes and
Watson and, even more importantly, the way that they interact with each other
and with other people. He also leaves the impression that, though a
conclusion is reached to this story, more may well follow.
------ Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
stated above there are previous books on Holmes and Watson by Paul D. Gilbert
and he is planning more.
Paul Gilbertis the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Giant
Rat of Sumatra and The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes.
Jennifer Palmer Throughout my reading life crime
fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an
expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.