The Case of the Haunted Haunted House: 5-Minute Sherlock, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Original recording
Sherman Holmes has officially settled into his new city, and the World's Greatest Detective Agency has opened its doors. While his put-upon partner, Watson, would be happy to keep the jobs as simple as missing pets, when a worried worker with an outlandish tale of ghosts walks in, there's no stopping Sherman from taking the case.
Now, the new duo must investigate a local "haunted" tourist site where the scares are going off-script and otherworldly interference is suspected. With Sherman lost in the history of the mystery, Watson finds himself needing to adapt quickly to his new job's unique challenges.
Facing booby-trapped halls to navigate, pesky former coworkers popping in without warning, and growing attention from a local criminal element, even an operative of Watson's talents is going to need some help getting through this case alive.
Instead, he has Sherman Holmes.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 6 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 21, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#12,263 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#83 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,185 in Amateur Sleuths
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However, the chosen setting and detective problem raises a problem of its own.
Much of the story deals with an intricately trapped house and how to reveal the secrets of it.
Unfortunately, unlike a true detective story, we are not given any clues to try to unravel it on our own, instead having been forced to simply passively follow Sherman's adventures.
This clashes with the perceived genre of detective(especially one which draws on Sherlock Holmes fame), where clues are shared with the reader and an implicit race to the correct answer is underlying the plot.
While it was OK for the initial story, the second installment makes certain this is nothing like a detective story, despite the main protagonist.
This lack of cohesion between the characters and the form makes for an annoying read.
It's very different from the first book, in that the relationship between the two changed a lot after everything they went through. It's really nice to see them working together, and with Watson having a better understanding of Sherman. I really liked watching them working together, with a true partnership.
It's a very easy book to read, even if the dialogue gets a little heavy, since Sherman has a complicated way of communicating. It's a simple plot, but still manages to have a few twists. It's a book that you can't miss.
Holmes and Watson continue there strange adventures in a house built by a paranoid genus. Easily on Sherman's level, but without the 5 minute limit. I would love an architectural plan for that house. And a list of the traps. Too bad that the DEVICE was not revealed at the time. I wonder if Earth would be near paradise or destroyed.