Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Sherlock Holmes & the Silver Cord by M.K. Wiseman ~ @FaublesFables @rararesources #Mystery #SherlockHolmes


Sherlock Holmes & the Silver Cord

“I speak of magic, Mr. Holmes.”

Mr. Percy Simmons, leader of London’s Theosophical Order of Odic Forces, is fully aware that his is not a case which Mr. Sherlock Holmes would ordinarily take up.

These are not ordinary times, however.

For something, some unquiet demon within Holmes stirs into discomfiting wakefulness under the occultist’s words. The unassuming Mr. Simmons has spoken of good and evil with the sort of certainty of soul that Sherlock yearns for. A certainty which has eluded Holmes for the three years in which the world thought him dead. While, for all intents, constructions, and purposes, he was dead.

But six months ago, Sherlock Holmes returned to Baker Street, declared himself alive to friend and foe alike, took up his old rooms, his profession, and his partnership with Dr. J. Watson—only to find himself haunted still by questions which had followed him out of the dreadful chasm of Reichenbach Falls:

Why? Why had he survived when his enemy had not? To what end? And had there ever, truly, been such a thing as justice? Such a thing as good or evil?

My Review:

Sherlock Holmes & the Silver Cord is a wonderful book about one of my favorite detectives. Taking place after the death of Moriarty and the supposed death of Holmes, himself, we are back in London. Approached with two new cases, Sherlock finds himself investigating them separately but speculating they are connected. A complex pair of cases, for sure. 

This book is full of twists and turns, red herrings, and deceit. Slow to start, Sherlock Holmes & the Silver Cord does ramp up and take the reader on some wild rides. Threaded through the pages, the reader also sees a different side of Holmes 

There is a mental battle taking place within Holmes. He questions his actions with Moriarty, why he lived, and how his actions affected others. The author did a wonderful job making Holmes a little more personable. 

This is an enjoyable story. The author is descriptive and provides excellent accounts of each scene and character. Fans of Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries in general, will want to grab this book. 

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

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Meet the Author:

M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

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