Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Murder By Decree (1979)

Novelization of the 1979 film starring Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and James Mason as Dr. Watson. A good Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper tale incorporating a popular Royal conspiracy theory of the day. Recently released as a Special Edition Blu-ray.

THE MOST INFAMOUS MURDERER IN THE ENTIRE CENTURY––

He terrorized a city.
He committed acts of unspeakable horror.
He ruled the shadows and the back alley.
He was called Jack the Ripper––

THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS INVESTIGATOR OF ALL TIME––

He commanded boundless admiration.
He possessed ruthless intelligence.
He pursued his suspects with unfailing instincts.
He was Sherlock Holmes.

Title: Murder By Decree
Author: Robert Weverka
Year: 1979
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Purchase: Amazon | Amazon.co.uk

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Death at the Diogenes Club (2017)

The sixth book featuring Sherlock Holmes and his American daughter Lucy James. Gotta say, a murder at the Diogenes Club is a nice pastiche idea!

Lucy James and Sherlock Holmes must solve a mysterious locked-room murder at London’s exclusive Diogenes Club. But Lucy is still coping with the traumatic after-effects of their last case, and her romantic relationship with a handsome young police detective is growing more complex. Emotions intensify and the dangers become life-threatening as they find themselves drawn into lethal conflict with the most ruthless gang leader in London.

Title: Death at the Diogenes Club
Author: Anna Elliott and Charles Veley
Year: 2017
Publisher: Wilton Press
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

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