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The Baker Street Letters (edition 2011)

by Michael Robertson

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Title:The Baker Street Letters
Authors:Michael Robertson
Info:Minotaur Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 288 pages
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Too may characters and way too contrived. I'm a little bit interested in what happens to the brothers but not enough to buy the next book!
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
Too many little things made me annoyed with the text. One character got all the thinking parts, and the others feel pretty wooden. I like the premise, but it seems to be venturing far from its roots with little foundation to stand on--I didn't know I was getting into a political SoCal enviro-commentary (well, not really, but would've been more interesting if more in depth with that topic). The villain was a surprise, but I just wasn't getting excited about Reggie's thought process. Although his humor was pretty funny. ( )
  MargaretPinardAuthor | May 23, 2015 |
Excellent debut novel. Has that "British quality"-- reserved characters, proper and all, with wry senses of humor and irony, well mannered, polite and quite bemused by American culture, but not in a negative way.

Pace was taut, the plot moved swiftly through the myriad characters, but all were so distinct as to not become jumbled in this reader's mind. Left the door open to a sequel, which I understand will happen. (has happened?) ( )
  ChrisNorbury | Apr 17, 2014 |
As a first in a series this is pretty good. Reggie lives in London and has just moved his offices to the 200 Block of Baker Street, 2nd floor. Reggie's brother Nigel has been hired as his clerk while he sits out a period before trying to regain his license to practice law. When Nigel reveals to Reggie that part of the lease is to use a form to respond to all mail addressed Sherlock Holmes Reggie thinks he is joking. But, it is true and Nigel has gotten worried about a couple of letters that have recently arrived, following up on a 20 year old letter written by an eight-year-old girl from California.

What follows is a puzzle, a lot of chasing around and some soul searching for Reggie.

I did figure out the "why" of the mystery but the who was a complete surprise. I was a little surprised at the abrupt ending back in London but just put that down to a first novel. I'll be reading more in this series, I loved the characters. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 8, 2014 |
Quick read, fun! 8 year old writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes - 20 years later it is found by the new lessee of the property at Baker Street. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
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First in a spectacular new series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London’s Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes

In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route--and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help--she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.

That letter creates an uproar at 221b Baker Street, which now houses the law offices of attorney and man about town Reggie Heath and his hapless brother, Nigel. Instead of filing the letter like he’s supposed to, Nigel decides to investigate. Soon he’s flying off to Los Angeles, inconsiderately leaving a very dead body on the floor in his office. Big brother Reggie follows Nigel to California, as does Reggie’s sometime lover, Laura---a quick-witted stage actress who’s captured the hearts of both brothers.

When Nigel is arrested, Reggie must use all his wits to solve a case that Sherlock Holmes would have savored and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans will adore.

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