Friday, April 25, 2014

"Close to Holmes", by Alistair Duncan, a book review

I don't usually read books like this. Anything that, again usually, would seem to have a lot of research in it is normally why over my head and I loss interest very quickly.

I don't profess to be the most scholarly of Sherlockians, most often staying in my comfort zone of the lighter side of the Holmesian discussion.

But I regularly follow Alistair's insightful blog and thought I should check out some of his books.

I am glad I did.

The book was a wonderfully easy read, providing one with just the right amount of information to be informative with out being burdensome.
I can easily see myself getting a copy of this book for my next visit to England ( I read the e-book format) and keeping it in my pocket as we visit Sherlockian sites

And again without being overburdening, Alistair provides the Sherlockian connections to each location, along with further history of the landmarks.

This book is short and sweet and an easy companion when on the trail of Sherlock Holmes.

Well, instead of buying a hard copy of here, I will wait till my next visit and get a signed copy from him.

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