#BookReview: Sherlock Holmes, The Back to Front Murder by Tim Major @onasteamer @titanbooks #SherlockHolmes #murdermystery #historicalmystery #booktwitter
Release date - 24th August 2021
Book length -250 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A new client arrives at Baker Street - Abigail Moone, a wealthy, independent writer of successful mystery stories under a male pseudonym. She presents an unusual problem. Abigail claims that she devised a man's death that was reported in that morning's newspaper: that is, she planned his murder as an event to be included in one of her mystery stories. Following real people and imagining how she might murder them and get away with it is how Abigail comes up with her plots, but this victim has actually died, apparently of the poison method she meticulously planned in her notebook. Someone is trying to frame Abigail for his death, but with the evidence stacking up against her, she turns to Holmes to prove her innocence.
As the nights start to get a little chillier there is nothing better than settling down in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and a good mystery, and SHERLOCK HOLMES THE BACK TO FRONT MURDER is a perfect choice.
Sherlock Holmes and Watson have a new case and it involves Abigail Moone, an intelligent, independent woman who writes mystery novels under a male pseudonym. Abigail is very thorough in her research for her books and when she finds a person in real life who fits perfectly for one of her characters, she follows them to get a feel for them and theorises how they will die in her story. And all of this information she stores in her precious notebook for reference. But when a man she has recently been studying is murdered in the way she has plotted in her notebook, Abigail knows that she is in trouble. Hoping Holmes and Watson can help, they try to unravel the mystery surrounding Miss Moone but nothing is what it seems, and Holmes may have to approach this case differently than his other cases if he is to discover the truth.
With the classic Holmes and Watson wit and interaction, THE BACK TO FRONT MURDER by Tim Major has all the echoes of the past while still adding excitement and freshness through a different lens. The mystery is wonderfully enigmatic and compelling enough to keep readers hooked from beginning to end. The setting comes to life with the sounds, sights, and smells leaping off the page at every turn, and I thoroughly felt like part of the story as I tried to uncover the truth alongside my favourite sleuths. An excellent story in every way, I look forward to more from Holmes and Watson.
Tim Major is the author of Snakeskins, You Don t Belong Here, Blighters, Carus & Mitch, the YA novel Machineries of Mercy, the short story collection And the House Lights Dim, and a non-fiction book about the silent crime film, Les Vampires. His shorts have appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us and numerous anthologies including Best of British Science Fiction and The Best Horror of the Year. He lives in York, UK.
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