MOBI David Wilson Ñ Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Edinburgh Haunting Ñ

In March 1882 when John Watson is invited to Edinburgh to visit his cousin the eminent Dr Patrick Watson he convinces Holmes to accompany him on what he believes will be a relaxing holiday But where Sherlock Holmes tends to go then surely a crime must be detectedWhat begins as a chance encounter of a seemingly simple mystery at an Edinburgh home soon takes Holmes and Watson in to conflict with the Edinburgh Police an investigation involving murder and corruption and crossing paths with the local populace including Dr Joseph Bell As Holmes works closely with a young Edinburgh constable on the case it causes Watson to uestion not only his own position but his very relationship with Sherlock Holmes

10 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Edinburgh Haunting

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this Sherlock Holmes story Not only was there a wonderful flow to the words and a brilliant pace but also there was the real Sherlock mystery Every time I found myself thinking I had solved the case another spanner would be thrown in the works and I would have to reevaluate all over againI definitely recommend this one

  2. says:

    A fast read Interesting enough if you are Sherlock fan Could have kept the timeline with the canon better but as it satisfies my need for new Holmes cases one cannot complaint

  3. says:

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Edinburgh Haunting by David WilsonThis adventure takes place between Holmes and Watson being introduced and Watson’s marriage and returning to medical practice at the end of The Sign of the FourWatson has been invited to Edinburgh by his cousin Patrick Watson who is also a medical man and attached to the University of Edinburgh as a colleague of Doctor Joseph Bell Holmes is invited along on the trip and since he admires Doctor Bell he agrees to go as he has no cases at the momentWhen they arrive in Edinburgh Dr Patrick Watson gives them a carriage ride around the city They pass a house where the police are prominent and a hearse is waiting in the yard Holmes asks to stop and a casket is brought out an placed into the hearse The detective in charge DI Fowler rips into Constable Morthouse who had been placed to guard the house which is supposed to be hauntedBoth Holmes and Detective Fowler notice each other but Holmes is unaware that he has been spotted DI Fowler like most of Holmes’ acuaintances in Scotland Yard is determined to keep Holmes out of the case even as the lady of the house Mrs Turner and Constable Morthouse are desperate for his assistanceWhen a maid disappears suddenly after yet another night of ghostly noises Holmes begins his endgame against those responsible for the noises the death in the house and a crime that could bring down all of EdinburghThe pacing is about right for the story and the final reveal is a nice twist The case entirely believable and the clues and deduction sound I had a bit of a doubt on the way the story jumped from a Watson narrative to a third party and back In the end it was not ideal but it barely hurt the story which I enjoyedThe one star ding is simply my personal preference that the story should be told by Watson or by a third party but not both This book receives four out of five stars from me Mr David Wilson good showuoth the Raven

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is very well written with a perfect Watson POV a great mystery with maybe too many dead bodies and I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the various characters and the different realtionships There are two small points though that make me not give the book full marks though you can read the rating as 45First in the middle of the book the POV switches from Watson to third person While that part was very well written too and I certainly understand the need for it otherwise a lot of things might haven been impossible to explain with Holmes going off alone and Watson in another part of the city it took away some of the flow I also missed Watson's descriptions feelings etcThe second point is also rather small but it still nettled me a little while reading The book is set in 1882 so Holmes is 28 when you accept the birthdate of 1854 yet sometimes he talks as if he's 50 especially in the dialogue with the young policeman What I mean is he's giving advice and such as if he lived much longer and experienced a lot already Not sure if that makes any sense but to me the book should have been set in 1895 or even laterBut if you don't mind such little problems than you will thoroughly enjoy this book and hopefully give it a 5star rating

  5. says:

    I found the storyline to be very interesting and some of the things that characters have to think about are some the things that I find myself thinking about The advice given to these characters were something that I needed to hear at this time so I'm grateful for the chance to read themThe downside to this story was the way it was presented There were numerous times when there was a comma used instead of a period open ended uotes making it hard for me to distinguish between action and dialog paragraphs that started at the beginning of the line instead of being indented which made it hard to determine one paragraph from another and other grammatical errors This needs to be thoroughly proofread for similar errors for the next reprint of this book I think this will help in telling the story that it is intending to tell a lot better

  6. says:

    I found Wilson's portrayal of Holmes superb I think he really captured the character amazingly well from his mannerisms lines relationship with Watson etc Many Sherlockians might be perturbed by the third person narration but uite honestly it didn't bother me I found the plot a bit too basic but even the original Doyle himself didn't have a hit with every single Holmes story so I won't hold it against Wilson Would definitely recommend to those seeking a well written pastiche

  7. says:

    Not bad Worth a read