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A Slight Trick of the Mind


"Why'd she come here? Why'd she come to you?"A cloud passed over the sun, casting a long shadow across the gardens."Hope, I suspect," said Holmes. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Larry C

A worthy extension of the Holmes mythos.

by Larry C on Aug 21, 2014

This was a fun read, extending the career of Sherlock Holmes past the two great wars of the 20th Century. Not really a mystery so much as a biography of a fictional character, and quite well done. Recommended.


This is an amazing book

by Dollah1 on Feb 13, 2010

Most readers know Wolf Hall (a book of historical fiction) won the Man Booker prize this year. I read that and liked it but THIS book, ostensibly about Sherlock Holmes, has writing so powerful, it made me cry for the first time in 20 years while reading fiction. And I mean cry from the incredible artistry in a tale told in less than straight foward fashion, where, for once, the artifice had a reason. My first and probably last review ever. READ THIS BOOK if you love quality fiction.


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by Velma on Aug 29, 2007

I really enjoyed this book. It is a different view of the Sherlock Holmes mythology. Readers of Doyle's detective series have always seen Holmes as an energetic younger man at the height of his mental powers, but what would happen when he gets older? Well, Cullen attempts an answer added to a delicious mystery worthy of the original books. It made me view aging and Sherlock Holmes in a new way.

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