Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Legacy

After reviewing Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Horror for the Baker Street Babes, I have now had the opportunity to review David Ruffle’s follow-up novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Legacy, also published by MX Publishing. Here is an excerpt: The second Lyme Regis outing by Sherlockian David Ruffle finds Watson again making his way to the coastal town, only to become tangled in a series of murders that mimic the methods of Holmes’s most famous cases. The detective soon joins him in Lyme Regis, and the two enlist Inspector Lestrade’s help as they track down a murderer and solve a case with close ties to The Hound of the Baskervilles. After this novella-length adventure concludes, the book, like Ruffle’s previous title, is rounded out by several short stories

One particularly welcome aspect of the novel is Ruffle’s liberal use of humor, which is sprinkled throughout the main novella and the subsequent stories, some of which are outright parodies. Also of note are the engaging characterizations of Mycroft Holmes and Inspector Lestrade, who are realized in canonical and three-dimensional ways.
Read the full review at the Baker Street Babes and purchase in our bookshop.

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