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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

West End Horror

West End Horror by: Nicholas Meyer

Paperback: 224 pages (but mine is a used hardback)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. (June 17, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0393311538

Product Description

Selling two million copies in earlier editions, this is the second of the rediscovered Sherlock Holmes adventures. "Acquired" from a widow whose husband was descended from the distaff side of Holmes's family, this mystery finds Holmes solving a double murder in London's theater district.

I have both is book and The Canary Trainer by Nicholas Meyer (I will read the Canary Trainer next) He begins both books with the letter from a widow claiming to be a relation and having some stories that have never been published for sale...  Nicholas purchased them.

This is actually a small book and a short 224 pages, so don't ask why it took me so long to read it because I don't know why other than I can't get out of this slump I am in.  But I did quite enjoy this book.

I love Nicholas Meyer both as a writer and director, and for the life of me I can't read anything Sherlock (like the Mary Russell books) without hearing Basil Rathbone's voice in my head!  I know many people like others who portrayed Sherlock but Rathbone was who I grew up on so no matter how many others did him in movies his voice will always remain Rathbones! 

This was a good mystery!  Some familiar names bounced around, like Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw and even Bram Stoker!  I like when I recognize names in a book.  It would be hard to talk about the mere 224 pages without giving anything away so I can't really say much... but if you have enjoyed other Sherlock stories I have no doubt you will like this one as well.

Naturally it's a murder mystery (actually 2 murders) with a twist to the ending. I would have liked a little more description of the different areas they were in England but that's probably because I've never been there and love seeing them in my mind.

So.... if you like Sherlock and never heard of this might be one of interest to you!


Blogger Cath said...

Will be searching this one out, Pat... I think I said in my e.mail that my library has another one but not this unfortunately. But it sounds good.

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