Series: Baker Street Letters

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The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson1
The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson2
The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson3
Moriarty Returns a Letter by Michael Robertson4
The Baker Street jurors by Michael Robertson5

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Series description

The stories concern the adventures of Reggie (older) and Nigel (younger) Heath, brothers, lawyers, and rivals who stick together when things get tough.

They have rented 221-B Baker Street in London, where they receive lots of mail addressed to former tenant Sherlock Holmes, which they are required by their lease to answer with a form letter. Some of the letters draw, however, seem too important to not to act on, and draw them into contemporary mysteries.

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