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eBook Watson's Sampler:: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes ePub

by William F. Watson Jr.

  • ISBN: 1419662279
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: William F. Watson Jr.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (March 2, 2007)
  • Pages: 244
  • ePub book: 1277 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1329 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 386

Description

Watson's Sampler book.

Watson's Sampler book. Finally, the famous "Lost Casebook," of Sherlock Holmes has been found, in Newport, Rhode Island in America of all places. Find out how it got across the "pond" and read of some of Holmes' curious, American cases in "Watson's Sampler: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

The lost cases of Sherlock Holmes have been found at last! .

The lost cases of Sherlock Holmes have been found at last! They were hidden away where no one would suspect; in America of all places. Discover them for yourself, and also discover how they got across the pond, through the stories that reside within, 'Watson's Sampler: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

The lost cases of Sherlock Holmes have been found at last

The lost cases of Sherlock Holmes have been found at last. They were hidden away where no one would suspect; in America of all places.

Watson's Sampler: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. The lost years of Sherlock Holmes from the moment he was supposedly killed plunging over Reichenbach Falls, to the day Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was forced by popular demand to being him back to life. Watson, William F. Jr. Published by Stagecoach Press, RI (2006).

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the final set of twelve (out of a total of fifty-six) Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes is the final set of twelve (out of a total of fifty-six) Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927. However, they had slightly different titles.

The Adventure of the Retired Colourman. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. He has lost the nerve which never failed him on the battleeld and has become a weak, doddering old man, utterly incapable of contending with a brilliant, forceful rascal like this Austrian. My client, however, is an old friend, one who has known the General intimately for many years and taken a paternal interest in this young girl since she wore short frocks.

All of these Sherlock Holmes books have been released in audiobook format. A time travel tale for Sherlock Holmes fans. A knight from Camelot requests the aid of Sherlock Holmes and Watson and they are whisked back to Camelot. Sherlock Holmes Book Mycroft Holmes Sherlock Bbc Mark Gatiss Janina 221b Baker Street Audio Books Edinburgh. Mycroft Holmes and the Edinburgh Affair. Sherlock Holmes and the Round Table Adventure. New Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Stories John Watson Audio Books.

The timeline of Sherlock Holmes' canon cases has been a source of speculation almost since the stories' publication. Scholars such as William S. Baring-Gould made extensive efforts to determine a precise date for each case. Factual errors or oddities are noted in italics. Early April: The Adventure of the Speckled Band.

I really enjoyed reading this book for the second time. I think William S. Baring-Gould is (was) brilliant. I recommend it to anyone, the person who may be reading Sherlock Holmes stories for the first time to those Sherlockians or Holmesians out there.

The lost cases of Sherlock Holmes have been found at last! They were hidden away where no one would suspect; in America of all places. Discover them for yourself, and also discover how they got across the pond, through the stories that reside within, 'Watson's Sampler: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.'

Comments

Kale Kale
This book was more religious pap than Sherlock Holmes mystery. Holmes, the ultimate rationalist, spouting scripture? Please. In the first story, Holmes and Watson are even visited by Father Christmas and Holmes is turned cheerful by the spirit of Christmas and the realization of the ultimate power of goodness. If you are looking for a genuine Holmes and Watson story this is not it, don't waste your money. If you are looking for "Christian literature", then perhaps you will enjoy this.
adventure time adventure time
Were I to compare this review to a game of Texas Hold-Um, it would go something like this: The author, Mr. William F. Watson would have two aces as his down cards. One would be for the originality of the "how the manuscript came into my possession" story. A nice simple, completely believable story: inheritance. Watson had a daughter by Mary Morstan , who unfortunately died soon after the birth. This explains the origins of the stories, and the secret of Watson's first wife's death in one go. Brilliant! The second ace is for the second story, which I also must declare brilliant as well.

My down cards are the 4 and 5 of spades. Not a promising hand. We come to the flop, three cards either player may use. In this case it has come up 3 of spades, duce of hearts, Ace of Clubs. The third ace for the author is making his hand even stronger. The third story is a little strange for Holmes, but so well handled by Mr. Watson that it becomes a masterpiece! Holmes plus the supernatural, which may not be faked at all--very tempting! However, I did collect a card I can use.

Next is the turn, a fourth card either can use. In this case it is the Ace of Spades, giving our author the third highest hand in poker. This ace is for the fourth story, a sort of American "Phantom of the Opera", but with a happier ending. What you almost fail to notice is I can also use this card.

The last card is called "The River", and there is where my hand wins. The last card is duce of spades, giving me a Straight Flush. Only one hand can beat that, a Royal Flush.

What happened? Your first story was absolute drivel. Raven is not one to mince words.

So there you have it, my dear Watson. Your book, which I dearly hope will have a sequel or sequels, is a masterpiece. A Four Ace masterpiece. Had you left out or wrote the first story with the same devotion to detail you displayed in the last three, the hand would have been a Royal Flush. Quoth the Raven...
Nten Nten
I wanted to read this book for myself because the divided nature of the reviews interested me. But above all, I wondered what the stories are actually about, and the book description wasn't much help! And now that I've finished the book...

THE PRO: In each of the four stories, the author has some really perceptive insights into Holmes's nature. In fact, I'm giving the book an extra star based on that alone.

THE CONS:
1) Every single story mentions God and religious issues in a way that neither Watson nor Holmes ever did in Canon. The author has his reasons, but they aren't convincing enough to me to explain the constant references. Inserting religion into Sherlock Holmes pastiches may be one of the faster ways to lose your general audience unless the readers are expecting it up front already (as in Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye: The World's Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible's Ultimate Mysteries).

2) The grammar/spelling issues mentioned in several reviews remain in place despite the author's 2009 comment that the problems had been fixed. But I purchased this book in October of 2013, and either they have not been fixed, or quite a few of the problems were missed the second time around as well. If you buy this book, be aware that you will have to overlook many spelling problems/wrong words, as well as missing commas, periods, and quote marks.

Now to the stories:

The Matter of the Christmas Gift
Holmes is called into a case by a man who fears he is going to be charged with the theft of a valuable coat that appears to have been switched with an inexpensive one purchased as a Christmas gift for his wife. The detective solves the case in a trice, and I wish that had been the extent of the story. Holmes starts out grumbling about Christmas and ends up being changed by means of what he refers to as a miracle; specifically, some mysterious and slightly magical Christmas gifts which appear to have been brought by Father Christmas. One of those mystical presents ends up saving Watson's life later in the book, so the story cannot simply be dismissed as a fantasy.

The Nomadic Notes of Swales Notch
A clever mystery. The villagers in a hidden little town in the southern region of Scotland practiced Christianity so literally that up until this point, crime has been completely unknown there. Nevertheless, someone has now stolen the entire year's market proceeds right out from the homes of the townspeople while everyone was at a social gathering at the town meetinghouse. The man who is considered to be the nominal leader of the community asks Holmes to investigate. While in the town, Watson is pleased to make the acquaintance of what was then a new breed of dog, the collie -- a nice historical touch.

The Occurrence at Vargas Castle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle asks Holmes and Watson to go to Newport, Rhode Island, to investigate a haunted house owned by friends. He figures if this is just someone attempting to scare the family living within, Holmes will work it out fast enough. This started out as a pretty good story, but it ends with Holmes both hunting down the human criminal element -and- exorcising an evil spirit haunting the place, meaning that the author was trying to work it out both ways.

The Phantom of Farewell Street
While still in Rhode Island, Holmes and Watson are called in to consult with the police on a murder that everyone believes was committed by a phantom. When Holmes finally meets him, the detective realizes that "The Phantom" is no murderer. But he can't convince the mysterious figure to go to the police to clear things up. Just when the story was getting to what looked like a most exciting conclusion, the whole religious issue came back to ruin it for me. Holmes and Watson are hanging on a cliff by Watson's very fingertips. Holmes asks Watson to let him go and save himself. Watson refuses! Holmes says, "We will die." Watson responds, "Then we will die together." Exciting stuff! Eager to learn how they get themselves out of this precarious situation, I hit the "next page" button; and what happened but Watson went on to say, "We'll meet God together, arm in arm." This is not what anyone expects to find in a Holmes pastiche.

After reading this book, I have to say that I think the very best part was the Afterword (which was unfortunately spelled "Afterward") because that's where the author's most authentic mode of expression came out. If only he'd given Watson such a forthright manner! In these stories Watson sounded more like a mild, elderly country parson than anything else, but the authentic voice of the author sounds like he's a man of action...just the way Watson is normally described.
Yanthyr Yanthyr
I must confess, although I am a fan of ACD's literary works, one can only reread the canon so many times. So searching for fresh takes on the Great Detective I happened upon Watson's Sampler: The Lost Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by William F. Watson, Jr., with happy results. This book contains four nicely crafted tales (my favorite: The Phantom of Farewell Street) with characters true to the spirit of ACD's original stories.

So if you are a coinsurer of the very best in mystery fiction like The Crime Doctor,Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories (Bantam Classic) Volume I, or Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window (Library of America), then I am certain that this thrilling novel will provided you with quite a few lively nights of suspenseful reading.
Saithi Saithi
Mr Watson has a winner here. I was given this book by my husband. I had not read Sherlock Holmes stories in years. I enjoyed Watson's Sampler immensely and at the end of the book I was looking for more stories.The writing and dialogue in the book is superb. I live in New England and two of the stories have their setting in Newport Rhode Island. All of the stories held such an element of suspense that it was hard to put this book down. I really wanted more stories. I am recommending it to friends and family alike. Am hoping to see and read more of Mr Watson's work in the future