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Join one of the world’s greatest detectives and his assistant as they help to solve the unsolvable with Lestrade and his team at the metropolitan police. Follow Holmes and Watson as they traverse the streets of London and take on cases from the most unlikely of clients in these thirteen short mysteries.    In Val Andrews’ Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen you will find marvellous tales of intrigue and mystery....      The Lobster Quadrille Colonel Archibald Fanshawe, from Watson’s Afghanistan days, bumps into his old comrade and proceeds to invite Watson and Holmes for dinner with him and his wife. As the dinner is in full swing and the main course gets underway it is apparent to Holmes that something is afoot after Fanshawe falls gravely ill at dinner…   The Gantry Point Wreckers Take a trip away from Baker Street whilst Holmes recuperates on doctor’s orders and has some well-earned rest in the North Devon town of Bideford. Not too long after arriving in the town Holmes’ rested mind begins to work overtime as he soon begins unravelling the mystery of sinking ships in the next town along.   Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Switch Mrs Joan Moran’s trip out to Streatham to ogle at Middle Eastern oddities culminates in a new case for Holmes and Watson. They must discover how her husband, who has been dead for some time, is able to gift her with gold coins from beyond the grave in this chilling tale.   The Kinema Mystery In an unusual case Holmes must save the owner of several kinemas from a thief who is able to walk through walls and disappear without a trace. Leaving in their wake a series of robberies targeting the kinema owner and stealing valuable objects, Holmes must use all his nous to solve this case.   The Baker Street Conjurer George Dean, proprietor and owner of the tavern ‘Cold Cut and Tankard’ requires the help of Holmes and Watson to ascertain how a conjurer who entertains his paying guests may or may not be magically stealing his earnings from right under his nose.   Plus many more stories. Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozenis a new collection from Val Andrews that is packed full of vibrant tales of London’s finest detective.     Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels.  Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    06. June 2016 um 20:45

    Klappentext: Join one of the world’s greatest detectives and his assistant as they help to solve the unsolvable with Lestrade and his team at the metropolitan police. Follow Holmes and Watson as they traverse the streets of London and take on cases from the most unlikely of clients in these thirteen short mysteries.   In Val Andrews’ Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen you will find marvellous tales of intrigue and mystery....    The Lobster Quadrille Colonel Archibald Fanshawe, from Watson’s Afghanistan days, bumps into his old comrade and proceeds to invite Watson and Holmes for dinner with him and his wife. As the dinner is in full swing and the main course gets underway it is apparent to Holmes that something is afoot after Fanshawe falls gravely ill at dinner…   The Gantry Point Wreckers Take a trip away from Baker Street whilst Holmes recuperates on doctor’s orders and has some well-earned rest in the North Devon town of Bideford. Not too long after arriving in the town Holmes’ rested mind begins to work overtime as he soon begins unravelling the mystery of sinking ships in the next town along.   Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Switch Mrs Joan Moran’s trip out to Streatham to ogle at Middle Eastern oddities culminates in a new case for Holmes and Watson. They must discover how her husband, who has been dead for some time, is able to gift her with gold coins from beyond the grave in this chilling tale.   The Kinema Mystery In an unusual case Holmes must save the owner of several kinemas from a thief who is able to walk through walls and disappear without a trace. Leaving in their wake a series of robberies targeting the kinema owner and stealing valuable objects, Holmes must use all his nous to solve this case.   The Baker Street Conjurer George Dean, proprietor and owner of the tavern ‘Cold Cut and Tankard’ requires the help of Holmes and Watson to ascertain how a conjurer who entertains his paying guests may or may not be magically stealing his earnings from right under his nose.   Plus many more stories. Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Dozen is a new collection from Val Andrews that is packed full of vibrant tales of London’s finest detective.  Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini's novels.  Rezension: Da die Urheberrechte Arthur Conan Doyles bekanntlich schon seit einer ganzen Reihe von Jahren abgelaufen sind, findet sich mittlerweile eine größere Anzahl ‚neuer‘ Sherlock-Holmes-Abenteuer anderer Schriftsteller auf dem Markt. (Wobei in dieser Betrachtung die Geschichten, die Holmes’ Abenteuer in die heutige Zeit verlegen oder in anderer Weise bewusst stark von der Vorlage abweichen, ausgeklammert bleiben sollen.) Wie die meisten Autoren derartiger Werke versucht auch Val Andrews in der vorliegenden Kurzgeschichtensammlung den Stil des Originals zu treffen. Was ihm – wenn man den Sprachstil betrachtet – weitgehend gelingt. Nicht ganz so gut treffen die in seinen Geschichten beschriebenen Fälle das originale Holmes-Feeling. Während Sherlock Holmes und sein nicht wegzudenkender Helfer Watson bei Arthur Conan Doyle fast ausschließlich Klienten aus der Ober- oder zumindest der gehobenen Mittelschicht zu helfen haben und die niedrigeren Bevölkerungsschichten höchstens als Zeugen aus der Dienerschaft vorkommen, spielen sich viele der hier abgehandelten Fälle eher im Milieu der einfachen Leute ab. Auch was die Raffinesse der zu untersuchenden Taten angeht, reichen die hier dargestellten Fälle meist nicht an das Original heran. Dass beispielsweise ein Trickbetrüger einen unauffälligen Helfer hat, ist nun wirklich keine überraschende Wendung. In einem anderen der Fälle hat Watson ‚zufällig‘ keine Zeit, persönlich dabei zu sein, und bekommt die (auch hier nicht sonderlich überraschende) Auflösung nur von Holmes erzählt. Fans des Detektivgespanns aus dem viktorianischen England bieten diese Kurzgeschichten eine leichte Zwischendurch-Unterhaltung, ohne die eigenen grauen Zellen zu sehr anstrengen zu müssen – englische Sprachkenntnisse selbstverständlich vorausgesetzt. Zu hohe Erwartungen sollte der Leser allerdings nicht stellen. Fazit: Diese ‚Neo-Holmes‘-Abenteuer eignen sich als leichte Bettlektüre für Fans des wahrscheinlich berühmtesten Detektivs der Literaturgeschichte.

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