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The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

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Mycroft Holmes, charged with ensuring the personal safety of Queen Victoria, calls on his brother for help when a number of attempts have been made ... Show synopsis

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bookishwench

A Good Pastiche

by bookishwench on Oct 28, 2008

There are a lot of modern Sherlock Holmes pastiches out there, but this is one of the better ones. The inclusion of historical places and events flows naturally from the story, instead of being obtrusive. The beloved characters ring true most of the time; in fact, Watson may come off as a trifle too intelligent, which is certainly not the norm in pastiches. The inclusion of some supernatural elements is regretable, but not fatal.

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