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The Sherlock Effect

(1997)
A novel by

 
 
Christopher Sherlock Webster spent his schooldays desperately trying to live down his embarrassing middle name, gifted to him by his Holmes-obsessed father. But after his dad's death, Christopher finds he has inherited the same obsession....

Teaming up with pal Mo Rennie, he starts an agency called Baskerville's, specialising in the application of rigorous Holmesian method. Here are five bizarre adventures from the files, featuring a young beautician stalked by a stranger; a disappearing science journalist; a pornographer who receives death threats; a star's boyfriend who is kidnapped twice; and a millionaire widower who meets Miss Perfect - or is she?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"It is a tremendous read." - Stephen Fry

"The most ingenious part of your paperback is, of course, the central idea of a character named after Sherlock Holmes who decides to set up a detective agency on much the same lines as-the original genius, and even in a similar room. I think that this inspiration offers interesting possibilities." - P D James

"Its premise is delightful and its accounts of its latter-day Holmes have not a little of Conan Doyle's wonderful story-telling power." - H R F Keating

"I enjoyed 'The Sherlock Effect' and thought it original and well-written. An important factor for me in reading anything is the compulsion to go on reading, and I felt that." - Ruth Rendell

"I love the idea of present day crimes being solved with some of Holmes's deductive methods. Story lines are terrific." - R D Wingfield


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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Lyon
ISBN: 1-78608-050-8 / 978-1-78608-050-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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February 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sherlock Effect, The
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
ISBN: 0-9529538-0-3 / 978-0-9529538-0-7 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
ISBN: 1-78771-242-7 / 978-1-78771-242-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
ISBN: 1-78771-278-8 / 978-1-78771-278-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
Author(s): Raymond Kay Lyon
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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