Featured: The Haunting of Roderick Usher by Colin Garrow
Holmes and Watson go from one series of mishaps to the next, always managing to pull something out of the bag at the last moment.
A ghostly specter.
A criminal mastermind.
When Sherlock Holmes is invited to visit an old school friend, he and Doctor Watson are plunged into the first of three adventures involving the Dark Arts and the supernatural.
From the ghostly spectre of a dead sister to the search for an ancient book of spells, the detecting duo learns that each case is connected, leading them into a final showdown with their deadliest adversary yet.
Adult humour throughout.
‘The Watson Letters – Volume 6: The Haunting of Roderick Usher’ is book Number 6 in this Victorian comedy-adventure series set in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe.
If you love historical mysteries, buy something else instead, but if you’re into murder, fart-gags, and innuendo, this’ll be right up your Victorian street.
Meet Colin Garrow:
Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director, and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. All Colin’s books are available as eBooks and most are also out in paperback, too.
His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems, and the occasional song.
He also makes rather nice cakes.
Review by Robert Crouch:
Like all good spoofs, this sixth outing for Watson and Holmes is witty, irreverent, and hugely entertaining. From the saucy Mrs. Watson, who’s more than a match for Sherlock Holmes, to her husband’s often resentful account of the detective’s brilliance, this collection is constantly inventive as the trio goes from one series of mishaps to the next, always managing to pull something out of the bag at the last moment.
While poking fun at literature’s most enduring detectives, it’s done with a fondness and lightness of touch that never reduces them to caricature.
As Dr. Watson writes, it may be their last adventure, which would be a pity. But I can also see how it would be a challenge to maintain the high standard of invention and satire set by this and previous adventures.
Whatever happens next, this is another witty and entertaining journey that somehow manages to combine the essence of the original stories, while blending them with more modern events and characters, such as Scooby-Doo and the gang.
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