Dear Holmes Showcase Article from @kleffnotes

Sherlock Holmes is a character that I adore beyond possibly all other characters. This love stems back to Wishbone and the episode focused on The Hound of the Baskervilles and has evolved over the years. The world’s most famous detective has led to massive research projects and even to attempts at book writing when I was much younger. Somewhere there must exist a copy of my attempt at Sherlock Hound the adorable Bassett Hound in a deerstalker, though I couldn’t find it if I tried. This love has led to buying mystery experiences before and when I was asked to check out Dear Holmes I jumped at the chance.

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Die Again, Mr. Holmes Book Review from @kleffnotes

Lucy James, now Lucy Kelly after marrying police inspector Jack in the previous novel in the Sherlock Holmes/Lucy James series. In Die Again, Mr. Holmes Lucy and her famous father have both been tasked with finding a missing person in cases that surprisingly become linked. Smugglers, opium, and a great deal of mystery abound in this brand new addition to the series. Continue reading “Die Again, Mr. Holmes Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Return of the Ripper: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Jame Mystery Book Review from @kleffnotes

Lucy James and Sherlock Holmes are back in the latest installment of the the mystery series about the famous detective and his recently revealed daughter The Return of the Ripper. While both characters should be focusing on the upcoming wedding of Lucy to the love of her life, police detective Jack Kelly, their are a number of mysteries standing in their way. This novel includes not one mystery, but a multitude, but Anna Elliott and Charles Veley are able to weave these all together in a way that feels natural and perfectly Sherlockian.

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Death at the Diogenes Club: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Story Review from @kleffnotes

After the intense events of The Jubilee Problem, Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James return in the thrilling sequel Death at the Diogenes Club. This particular location is preferred by Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, and this case falls closely within his political purview. Lucy and Sherlock both arrive at the Diogenes after a suspicious murder, which is of course far more complex than it appears. Continue reading “Death at the Diogenes Club: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Story Review from @kleffnotes”

A Bit for Basil: My Love of The Great Mouse Detective from @kleffnotes

Earlier this week I mentioned that I was doing some touristy things in Orlando and that I was going to try and do some slightly themed articles. While I did talk about Harry Potter I haven’t yet delved into anything specifically Disney related. Today I wanted to revisit one of my favorite Disney movies that I don’t think is as well known, The Great Mouse Detective. Continue reading “A Bit for Basil: My Love of The Great Mouse Detective from @kleffnotes”

The Crown Jewel Mystery: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Story Review from @kleffnotes

A robbery intertwines the lives of Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James in The Crown Jewel Mystery. This novella from the Anna Elliot and Charles Veley is a prequel to the Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery series. While Sherlock and Lucy do not interact with each other it allows the reader to see the similarities within their personalities in a clever way. Continue reading “The Crown Jewel Mystery: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Story Review from @kleffnotes”

The Jubilee Problem: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria is fast approaching and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have been tasked with ensuring that no evil deeds will befall the monarch. For those of you who are fans of Sherlock inspired works you may remember that this particular jubilee is also the event at which Sherlock’s mouse counterpart, Basil of Baker Street, finds himself thwarting a villainous rat from overthrowing the crown. Sherlock and Watson in The Jubilee Problem have the benefit of the stunningly smart and courageous Lucy James, the once estranged daughter of the deductive detective. Father/daughter writing duo Charles Veley and Anna Elliot craft a captivating story full of intrigue and suspense that moves between the voices of Dr. Watson and Lucy James. Continue reading “The Jubilee Problem: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes”

Remember, Remember: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes

A young woman finds herself on the streets of London with no memory of who she is or why she would be covered in mud and laying near the British Museum. Though she might not know who she is this remarkably intelligent mystery woman convinces a policeman, who she notes is rather handsome, that she will be just fine. As she pushes herself to remember anything about herself dangerous situations seem to follow her. The captivating Remember, Remember by the daughter/father writing team, Anna Elliot and Chares Veley, pulls you into London in 1897 and doesn’t let you go until the final page. Continue reading “Remember, Remember: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Review from @kleffnotes”

Pop Culture Kleffnotes: @HoudiniandDoyle 1 from @kleffnotes

Houdini and Doyle premiered last night with a case that was full of murder, ghosts, and more than one daring underwater escape. Instead of a recap I decided to do things a little bit differently. I made a video full of Houdini and Doyle related tidbits that can be watched by anyone, even if you haven’t seen any of the series yet. Continue reading “Pop Culture Kleffnotes: @HoudiniandDoyle 1 from @kleffnotes”