The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : Veiled Detective Paperback
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories.
From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the "Further Adventures" series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds' greatest detective.
A young Sherlock Holmes arrives in London to begin his career as a private detective, catching the eye of the master criminal, Professor James Moriarty.
Enter Dr. Watson, newly returned from Afghanistan, soon to make history as Holmes' companion...By turns both shocking and exciting, David Stuart Davies' controversial take on the Holmes mythology is a modern classic in crime fiction that will defy all expectations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/10/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781848564909
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Review by simon_carr
A generally enjoyable pastiche in which Dr Watson is actually Dr Walker, a cashiered army doctor whom Moriaty plants as a spy on Holmes. The story covers a number of Holmes best known cases (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four etc) up to the episode at Reichenbach falls.The author obviously knows his Holmes and takes an interesting approach in which the previously published canon tales, while based in 'fact' have actually been highly embellished by Watson.Probably not the best introduction to the Holmes stories but a good one for completists.
Review by bongo_x
This is an interesting retelling of the origins and behind the scenes of the Sherlock Holmes stories. It's well told and very imaginative, a very different story that manages to fit in with the all the other stories while changing the background entirely. I paints a not entirely flattering portrait of the characters, like any behind the scenes book. I think that's it's main fault, not that it isn't done well, but as a fan that may not be what you want to hear.