SHERLOCK HOLMES IN DALLAS by Edmund Aubrey

SHERLOCK HOLMES IN DALLAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A virtually all-talk re-examination of the JFK assassination case--presented, for no good reason whatsoever, as a case for a presumably immortal Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Hired by an unidentified group of top U.S. figures, Holmes and Watson go to Dallas, New Orleans, and New York to study the written records and the scenes of the crime (no new interviews of those involved); and Holmes simply reflects on all the possible theories, with constant resort to ""There are no clear answers,"" ""I do not know for certain,"" ""I can only conjecture,"" etc. His final non-conclusions? ""My feeling. . . is that Lee Harvey Oswald was hired to shoot at someone that day. . . . I believe Ruby acted under duress."" Any reader without a JFK-assassination obsession will be stupefied with boredom; and any reader with such an obsession will surely prefer the non-fiction explorations of Anthony Summers' Conspiracy (p. 571).

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1980
Publisher: Dodd, Mead