The Tarleton Murders Book Review from @kleffnotes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Sherlock Holmes went to America? In The Tarleton Murders the famous detective makes his way around the world with a case that is full of mysterious events and intrigue. Set in the time before Dr. Watson began detailing his cases, this story focuses on his connection to an old schoolmate who brings him into a series of events based on an alarming coded message.

Father Grosjean, now a Jesuit priest, was once a schoolmate of Sherlock Holmes and when a nun is menaced he goes to him for help. This moment will lead Sherlock to journey with him from Rome, to Paris, to London, to Liverpool, and eventually they will be forced to make their way to America. With a dangerous hurricane taking place the two will ultimately wind up in Georgia experiencing the dangerous backwoods and the heights of Atlanta’s high society. The plot that has been set in motion threatens the United States and it is up to Sherlock to solve it.

What I love about this story is not only does it focus on one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, seriously even pre-teen Katherine was so obsessed with Sherlock that she had a Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Holmes and Watson Calendar, but it takes him into an environment that did not exist in the original stories. By allowing Holmes to be in America Breck England is allowing the character to take in new experiences and be a part of elements that will be new to readers as well. As he works his way through the case you will be drawn into the mystery and wondering just how all of these diverse elements could be brought together. As a mystery you will be captivated until the last page and as a Holmes fan you will be delighted by a new story. You can get your copy of The Tarleton Murders today.

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