Observations by Gaslight: Stories from the World of Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes is one of the most beloved characters from fiction. Come and see a different side of him in these Observations by Gaslight, which are told from the viewpoints of other characters from the world of Holmes. Instead of hearing only Dr. Watson’s version of events, you’ll hear of other cases and adventures from the likes of Irene Adler, Inspector Lestrade, Stanley Hopkins, and Mrs. Hudson, as well as from sub-librarian Lomax and former leader of the Irregulars, Henry Wiggins. You’ll witness the evolution of the relationship between Holmes and Watson over the years and learn how Holmes first met Wiggins and Hopkins. Getting to see more of these background characters is well worth your time.

Lyndsay Faye has done such a brilliant job of writing from six different characters’ perspectives that it is easy to believe her when she states she is just the editor and everything is true. I found myself forgetting that Holmes was a fictional character and imagined that all these journal entries were about actual encounters with him. Faye stays true to each character, even Holmes and Watson, as they are found in Arthur Conan Doyle’s works while adding depth. This book is a must-read collection for Sherlock fans.

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Author Lynsay Sands
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 295 pages
Publisher Mysterious Press
Publish Date 21-Dec-2021
ISBN 9781613162613
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Issue February 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller