Search Results: "W.A. Holmes"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL FALLS by W.A. Holmes
Released: March 27, 2012

"A techno/supernatural mystery that doesn't demand too much of the reader."
A teenage boy must decipher his mysterious past as he battles a supernatural evil that threatens not just his town, but possibly the world, in Holmes' debut novel. Read full book review >

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MYCROFT HOLMES by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"The central conceit is audacious; Mycroft's sense of moral outrage is nicely reflective of the era; the historical detail is solid; and the period decorum is well-maintained throughout. Only the characters and their cumbersome individual interactions are muffled by all the grade-A trappings."
That's right: nonpareil basketball player Abdul-Jabbar, who's already written memoirs, nonfiction titles, and children's books (Stealing the Game, 2015, etc.), partners with screenwriter Waterhouse to introduce a prequel to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother.Read full book review >

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STEAMPUNK HOLMES by P. C. Martin
by P. C. Martin, illustrated by Daniel Cortes, developed by Noble Beast
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Suspend disbelief, then, and try not to get too caught up in the gears of Watson's prosthetic superlimb. Say what? (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Mycroft Holmes as a superspy babe? Manta ray-like attack submarines in the Thames? This lively app makes such things seem just about right, even if they might give Conan Doyle pause. Read full book review >

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WARLOCK HOLMES by G.S. Denning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A reimagining of Sherlock Holmes that is often very silly but consistently funny, clever, and entertaining."
In a debut novel that cheerfully pokes fun at the Holmes-ian canon, Denning introduces readers to Warlock Holmes, a supernaturally gifted counterpart to the famous consulting detective of 221B Baker St. Read full book review >

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H.H. HOLMES by Adam Selzer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A passion for Holmes lore will lead to appreciation for the depth of background and lesser criminal exploits described in great detail, but the audience will remain limited."
An attempt to unmask an infamous mass murderer. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though the level of inspiration in individual stories varies widely, every fan will find different reasons to cheer. And they'll all marvel at the inventive range of this salute to the greatest of all fictional detectives."
"Inspired" is the key word here, for contributors have been encouraged to interpret their remit even more broadly than in the editors' previous two collections (In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff. (Mystery. 9-11)"
A modern Sherlock Holmes retelling brings an 11-year-old black John Watson into the sphere of know-it-all 9-year-old white detective Shelby Holmes. Read full book review >

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THE HOLMES INHERITANCE by Brian Freemantle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Forget the shaky premise—that while recovering from his fall at Reichenbach, Holmes fathered a son he's now jealous of—and enjoy the mastery Freemantle (Kings of Many Castles, 2002, etc.) shows of historical personages, political chicanery, and heroic derring-do."
Sebastian Holmes's brilliant father Sherlock and even more brilliant uncle Mycroft ship him off to America to thwart a German alliance on the eve of WWI. Read full book review >

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HOLMES AND WATSON by June Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mere fans will be exasperated, bemused, or simply baffled by the minutiae."
Thomson, author of 18 crime novels and three collections of her own Sherlock Holmes pastiches, delves into the Conan Doyle canon with a nitpicker's zeal to document the speculative roots of Holmes's misogyny (a cold, aloof mother), his scientific methods (reading chemistry at Oxford), and his mercurial temperament (a French grandmother and cocaine-induced mania and lethargy). Read full book review >