The Baker Street Translation

The Baker Street Translation

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In Michael Robertson's The Baker Street Translation, Reggie and Nigel Heath—brothers who lease law offices at 221B Baker Street in London, England and answer mail addressed to the location's most famous resident, Sherlock Holmes—find themselves pulled once again into a case straight out of Arthur Conan Doyle. An elderly American heiress wants to leave her entire fortune to Sherlock Holmes. A translator wants Sherlock Holmes to explain a nursery rhyme. And Robert Buxton—Reggie's rival for the love of actress Laura Rankin—has gone missing. Reggie must suss all these things out before an upcoming British royal event. If he doesn't, something very bad will happen to everyone at that event—and to Laura. Fast-paced, exciting, and clever, this is the perfect mystery for aficionados of the current craze for all things Sherlockian.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250016454
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 23, 2017

This is the third book of the series and I have read all three. The first was very intriguing and encourage me to continue. The second was a bit of a disappointment. This one is a vast improvement. A light easy read with a couple of red herrings and a convoluted resolution.

Although there are more books in the series I doubt I will read them as the main characters have not developed since the original one.

I would recommend Martha Grimes series on Richard jury, starting with The man with a load of mischief. I would also recommend Cynthia Herod eagles series on Detective Bill Slider, starting with orchestrated death.

hgeng63 Sep 23, 2013

Diminishing returns on this series. Ingenious method of destruction; plotting not so ingenious & a bit slack.

Jul 30, 2013

The third and by far the best instalment of a series that supposes that a struggling lawyer gets a great deal on office space in London only to find out that as a condition of his lease he must answer mail addressed to the most famous tenant of 221B Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes. Much good-natured humour as Reggie Heath struggles with the overpowering legacy of Holmes and attempts to win the attention of a beautiful actress from his Conrad Black-esque rival. The plot is ingenious and there is a clever resolution. Great beach reading.


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