Picked up a nice review of Holmes and Watson: End Peace from very well respected Holmes author, Hugh Ashton. Quite a rarity really for he tends not to review other author's works. Thanks, Hugh!
'I don't read Sherlock Holmes pastiches - I write them, and I avoid reading
pastiches on the whole, for fear I will inadvertently copy someone else's ideas.
But having read about End Peace, I thought I
could risk this work. It's a
fascinating concept in the technical sense - a book that is all dialogue with no
description at all. To describe it as a "novel" is perhaps a mistake. It's a
work of Holmesian scholarship, examining the details of one of the most famous
fictional relationships in English literature. Both Holmes and Watson talk
freely about their experiences, their relationship, and their lives before they
met each other. Each reveals secrets which he has kept hidden from the other,
and which help to explain the seeming contradictions in Watson's work (Ruffle
plays The Game wonderfully - even leading Holmes and Watson to ask if in the
future they might possibly be regarded as fictional characters). The
interchange is set in a delicate and moving framework which contains a mystery
in itself. Indeed, the setting is so moving that I was almost in tears at the
end of the book. For anyone who has read the canon, and wishes to know more
about the characters, this is a good starting point. Maybe none of Ruffle's
ideas is stunningly original (a point he admits in his introduction), but each
is beautifully introduced, explained and presented.'
and Watson End Peace is available from bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Waterstones, Amazon and Book Depository (free
And further links to where you can find my other works:
Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis
Horror is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in
the USA Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones . Fans outside the US and UK can get free delivery from Book Depository. In ebook
format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).
Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis
Legacy is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in
the USA Amazon, Classic Specialities and Barnes and Noble, in
the UK Amazon and Waterstones, elsewhere Book Depository offer free
worldwide delivery - and in all electronic formats including Amazon Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Trials is available
from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones . Fans outside the US and UK can get free worldwide delivery
from Book Depository - and in all
electronic formats including Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
Holmes and The Missing Snowman is available from all good bookshops including in the USA Barnes
and Noble and Amazon , in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book
Depository who offer free
delivery worldwide. In ebook format it is in Kindle, Kobo,
Nook and iPad.
And a link to Hugh Ashton's website: http://221beanbakerstreet.info/author.html
What can you find here? Reviews of new and not quite so new Sherlock Holmes novels and collections. Interviews with authors, link to blogs worth following, links to where you can purchase my books and some reviews of my work garnered from Amazon sites. Plus a few scary pics of me and a link to various Lyme Regis videos on YouTube...see what we do here and how....and indeed why!!! Next to the Lyme Regis Video Bar is a Jeremy Brett as Holmes Video Bar and now a Ross K Video Bar. And stories and poems galore in the archives.