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The Sherlock Effect

(1997)
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"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

"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

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

"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

"It is a tremendous read."
STEPHEN FRY

“Several authors have written of present-day detectives putting the principles of Sherlock Holmes into practice. Raymond Kay Lyon comes pretty near the top with The Sherlock. Christopher Sherlock Webster follows the destiny of his middle name, setting up The Baskerville Agency, just off Baker Street. These are thoroughly modern cases, featuring rock music, animal rights, UFOs, a pornographer, a stalker and more. A very enjoyable read.”
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

“Sherlock Holmes is alive and well…! Hopefully, there will be more.”
The Weekender

“If you are into Sherlock Holmes and are looking for more cases, then this book is a must read.”
Book Mitra

Christopher Sherlock Webster always blamed his Holmes-obsessed father for burdening him with an embarrassing middle name. He spent his school days desperately trying to live it down.

But after his old man prematurely dies, Christopher finds that he has somehow inherited the very same obsession...

Teaming up with Mo Rennie, a marketing-conscious pal, he starts up an agency called Baskerville's, which specialises in the application of rigorous Holmesian method.

Here are five bizarre adventures from the files - a sumptuous feast upon which the gastronome of crime may gorge.

- A young beautician is stalked by a haunting stranger through the narrow streets of Cambridge. Yet he possesses love letters from the girl, ostensibly in her handwriting. How come?

- A science journalist disappears while investigating UFO sightings in Wiltshire. But is the explanation earthly or supernatural?

- When a pornographer receives death threats online he arranges protection 24/7. Will it work?

- A pop diva's boyfriend is kidnapped twice by animal rights extremists. Should the ransom be paid again?

- Everything in the garden seems rosy when a millionaire widower meets Miss Perfect through a dating agency. But the lady soon starts to behave oddly. Should the wedding plans be shelved?

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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Title: The Sherlock Effect
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Title: The Sherlock Effect
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ISBN: 1-78771-242-7 / 978-1-78771-242-3 (UK edition)
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