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The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (1998)

by M. J. Trow

Series: Lestrade (1)

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I found this hilarious and delightfully clever. Poor Lestrade suffers indignity and humiliation throughout his pursuit of a serial killer who bases his spree on the text of Struwwelpeter.

The sort of book you wish you'd written. ( )
  jtck121166 | Aug 27, 2013 |
This is not a book for those who are committed to Holmes orthodoxy. This book follows Holmes's Scotland Yard contact, Inspector Lestrade, as he investigates a series of grisly murders. The murders seem to be following the text of a nursery rhyme, and the killer's methods are particularly grotesque. Lestrade is under significant pressure to catch the murderer.

Holmes and Watson both appear in this book, though they look quite different from their Conan Doyle counterparts. Conan Doyle is also a character, hired by Watson to write stories that make Holmes look good. Holmes is little more than a bumbling amateur in this volume.

The entirety of the book is characterized by a dry sense of humor, and I would certainly recommend the book to those who have a sense of humor about their Holmes and their mysteries. I did manage to deduce the murderer before the end, but this was still and entertaining read, and a good bit of parody. ( )
  lahochstetler | May 26, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0895263432, Hardcover)

It is 1891 and London is still reeling from the horror of the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders when Inspector Sholto Lestrade is sent to the Isle of Wight to investigate a strange corpse found walled up in Shanklin Cline.

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A burlesque mystery featuring British inspector Sholto Lestrade. The hunt for a killer leads him to bed with two women, one of whom is the daughter of a Scotland Yard chief, which does not bode too well for his career.

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