The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes PDF/EPUB ✓

The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes PDF/EPUB ✓ In the yearan elderly Dr John Watson is looking back over his life and his time spent with his brilliant friend and master of deduction Sherlock Holmes He writes in a letter to the reader that he has assembled a list of seven untold adventures that span from his and Sherlock s early years until the time of Sherlock s retirement Watson explains that he wishes to leave, not only his family but the public with a final compilation of Adventures that he and Sherlock shared while he is still able In these seven stories Holmes and Watson are caught in the middle of multiple Government Scandals Acquitted Client Diamond Jubilee cold blooded murders Poisoned Affair Saint Mary s Murder and Terrorist groups The Yellow Handkerchief As well Holmes and Watson come face to face the spirits of darkness The Haunted Hotel and in a story that works through over a decade of Holmes s cases, we learn the truth about Watson s marital life and what happened to his wife Mary after Holmes s apparent death at Reichenbach The Solved ProblemThese Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will engage Holmes fans from all over and will bring them deeper into the world of Sherlock Holmes and the complexities within Unfortunately, the edition I read was littered with grammatical errors, wrong words and missing words Very disappointed The cover design though is amazing. I don t know whether to blame the author or the publisher, but there were parts of this book that were hard to read because I was distracted by errors Twice the author used the word etched when it was clearly meant to be edged There were other grammar and typographical errors.Overall, the stories were okay. This collection includes seven novellas drawn from a variety of times during Holmes career The letter by Dr Watson that precedes the stories explains that these tales were not told earlier for a variety of reasons but mostly to prevent further harm to the victims There seems to be no common thread or theme among the tales included The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair tells of Holmes involvement, at the request of the new widow, in the investigation of an apparent suicide by poison Anomal This collection includes seven novellas drawn from a variety of times during Holmes career The letter by Dr Watson that precedes the stories explains that these tales were not told earlier for a variety of reasons but mostly to prevent further harm to the victims There seems to be no common thread or theme among the tales included The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair tells of Holmes involvement, at the request of the new widow, in the investigation of an apparent suicide by poison Anomalies at the scene convince Holmes that the suicide is actually a murder The Adventure of the Yellow Handkerchief leads Holmes and Watson into the world of Thuggee Inspector Lestrade asks Holmes to help with a series of murders that are otherwise unrelated except for yellow handkerchiefs left at the scenes The story also presents a selection of other potential clients and their problems The Adventure of the Haunted Hotel presents a mystery with its roots firmly placed in the past Holmes and Watson are faced with hatreds and superstitions based on a pirate raid carried out at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century The solution requires drastic action and careful planning The Adventure of the Acquitted Client details a well organized and executed scam based on common legal practice in Victorian England Again, the solution calls for a great deal of planning and active detective work The Adventure of St Mary s Murder has Holmes called in to help the local police on another series of murders Attractive young women are being murdered and left in churches in the Manchester area There seems to be no connection except the youth and attractiveness of the victims Holmes and Watson manage to identify and trap the monster responsible, along with evidence to convict for multiple murders The Adventure of the Diamond Jubilee has Inspector Lestrade seeking Holmes help in dealing with an apparent threat by Muslim extremists against the Queen at Her Diamond Jubilee A resurrected Moriarty seems to be at the base of this problem and Holmes must persuade the Queen to accept his advice and control of events in order to ensure Her safety.The final story, The Solved Problem, rewrites some elements of The Empty House and reveals the details of the death of Mary Morstan Watson In addition, the elements of the renewed Moriarty presence mentioned in earlier stories is explained and examined Many elements of this tale are quite personal and painful for Watson and telling it is difficult and revealing.This book was fairly well edited I found only a couple of spelling errors, but there were a number of homonym errors For example, writing past for passed and visa versa occurred several times, along with various, similar errors There were also odd errors in subject predicate agreement and a few other such problems Another problem for Sherlockians is the difference between these tales and those from the Canon I cannot put my finger on the stylistic details, for Watson is kept thoroughly in the dark by Holmes, but the difference is one of taste and viewpoint, so don t look for new Canonical tales On the other hand, these are interesting and puzzling mysteries and the author worked to recreate the world of The Canon.Reviewed by Philip K Jones, October 2012 The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Luke Benjamen KuhnsMy thanks to Steve and Timi at MX Publications for my review copy of this book.The seven stories in this volume are cases never given to the public by Dr Watson The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair involves adventurer Jackson Hardy s sudden death Although it is ruled a suicide and a note has been found, the man s wife believes that he has been murdered The neighbor and friend of the Hardys, a Mr Timothy Strong is advising the w The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Luke Benjamen KuhnsMy thanks to Steve and Timi at MX Publications for my review copy of this book.The seven stories in this volume are cases never given to the public by Dr Watson The Adventure of the Poisoned Affair involves adventurer Jackson Hardy s sudden death Although it is ruled a suicide and a note has been found, the man s wife believes that he has been murdered The neighbor and friend of the Hardys, a Mr Timothy Strong is advising the widow to return to South Africa As for the poison, Mr Hardy was doing a study on poisons and almost everything in the house was poison plants, animals, and minerals The Adventure of the Yellow Handkerchief involves several murders where a yellow handkerchief is the only clue left behind Targeted are members of the Sleeman family Years ago, Mr Sleeman Sr had put down a rebellion of the Thuggee and adopted an Indian girl And the yellow handkerchief is the calling card of the Thuggee, a cult of fanatics from India The Adventure of the Haunted Hotel sends Holmes and Watson to Porlock in October of 1885 A local man, Mr Bradson, has had strange things happen in the hotel his wife inherited and that they are remodeling as both their home and a business Mrs Bradson is said to be cursed The Adventure of the Acquitted Client takes place in the summer of 1887 Miss Tabitha O Neil has been jailed and taken to court on the flimsy accusation that she was trying to bilk a cabdriver out of his fare She had told him she had to go inside to get the money, but as she was a bit drunk, she was arrested by the police She then was given a lawyer and has been appearing before a judge to have her record cleared The Adventure of the St Mary s Murder takes Holmes and Watson to Manchester A young woman has been found murderer on the altar of St Mary s church with her wrists slit And she makes the third woman to die in various area churches over several years The Adventure of the Diamond Jubilee finds Holmes and Watson working directly for Queen Victoria Her carriage on the train exploded killing two guards A third barely leaped to safety The Queen had been warned and wasn t on the train.This story has the side issue of Holmes fear that an heir to Moriarty is pulling strings of crime anew Suspicion falls on the Muslim Patriotic League MPL, who has a man very close to the Queen named Abdul Karim as a member The Solved Problem deals directly with the death of Mary Morstan Due to the circumstances described, Watson was careful about saying who his second wife was or exactly where they lived All of the stories have elements that make them rather unique I felt that Mr Kuhns did a fair job of imitating Conan Doyle There were minor discrepancies, but nothing major wrong with the stories The book gets four stars Quoth the Raven

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