Books by Michael Robertson

A BAKER STREET WEDDING by Michael Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"Despite many of Robertson's trademark witty touches, the slapdash plotting, florid coincidences, and unbelievable motive of the culprit make this the weakest of his six après-Holmes pastiches. Wait till next year."
Senior solicitor Reggie Heath's honeymoon with actress Laura Rankin turns into a criminal mess that cries out for the gifts of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >
I LIKE MY CAR by Michael Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Though it's not groundbreaking, this book is bound to please beginning readers with automotive fixations and patience for no more than six words to a page. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
Fishes of the sea, birds of the air, and critters of the land unite around a single belief: Their cars rock! Read full book review >
THE BAKER STREET JURORS by Michael Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Robertson, who seems to command an unlimited stream of clever ideas for recycling the Holmes legend without resuscitating the great man, outdoes himself in the most effervescent of his five Baker Street cocktails to date."
It was only a matter of time, and now it's happened at last: Sherlock Holmes gets called to jury duty. Read full book review >
MONSTER TROUBLE! by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A brightly colored monster tale that begs to be animated. Repeat readings required. (Picture book. 3-6) "
How do you deal with an infestation of monsters? Read full book review >
MORIARTY RETURNS A LETTER by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Robertson (The Baker Street Translation, 2013, etc.) extracts another ebullient puzzle from the most improbable yet thoroughly logical sources imaginable."
More trouble for the Sherlock Holmes letters and the curators who love them not wisely but too well. Read full book review >
THE BAKER STREET TRANSLATION by Michael Robertson
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers who, unlike Mr. Darby, know not to take the proceedings seriously will find the deadpan tone perfectly suited to the whimsically improbable developments. As a bonus, all the policemen the heroes consult are so imperviously dense that they might have stepped out of your own comic nightmares."
Baker Street barrister Reggie Heath (The Brothers of Baker Street, 2011, etc.) is faced with three puzzles fully as strange as his enforced avocation of answering letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >
THE BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Robertson's sophomore effort gels in the final third, which features a thrilling climax, but not before some unsteady plotting and labored prose."
A young British barrister matches wits with a would-be Moriarty while unraveling a modern mystery. Read full book review >
THE BAKER STREET LETTERS by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Robertson's sure-footed debut is lively and inventive."
A transatlantic mystery draws two brothers into a web of murder. Read full book review >
THE ART OF ARTS by Anita Albus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Genuine insights into Northern Renaissance painting, mixed with minutiae and impenetrable philosophizing. (b&w illustrations; 12 pp. color illustrations, 10 color gatefolds, not seen)"
Not exactly art history, not exactly critical analysis, but a rambling meditation on the aesthetics, materials, and purposes of Northern Renaissance oil paintings. Read full book review >