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ISBN: 0786278986 / ISBN-13: 9780786278985

The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

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  • The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Thorndike Press) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Caleb Carr

    The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

    Hardcover, Thorndike Press
    2005
    English
    Large type / large print.
    365 pages

    ISBN: 0786278986
    ISBN-13: 9780786278985

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
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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