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Frederick Schwartz, The Devils Due
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019
I have been reading Sherlock Holmes for more than fifty years. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's wonderful world-renowned detective series taking place in London and surrounds late in the 19th century. Since then, many writers have attempted to write and emulate the style of Sir Arthur, the master. I have read all I could find. I have never found any that rose the mastery of the original, UNTIL, I read the literary masterpiece Art in The Blood, Bonnie MacBirds first Sherlock Holmes Adventure/Mystery. Then came Unquiet Spirits, another great Sherlock adventure. Now I have just finished The Devils Due. These Sherlock adventures are very much in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So much so, I find it difficult to distinguish a significant difference, which to any Sherlock fan in a wonderful treasure to say the least. The Devils Due is filled with delicious details of historic London and France. The detail is so compelling that I felt I was sitting in a wingback chair at 221B Baker Street, sipping English Rose Tea from a pot prepared for me by Mrs. Hudson. There, I was observing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on an adventure to undo the evildoers on the dark, historic streets of London. In The Devils Due you follow many threads that often appear to be on shifting sands. Many of the directions appear to be a red herring, only to find in the final analysis the merging of threads into a fabric of a dangerous and great mystery. Even if you have a casual interest in Sherlock Holmes you owe it to yourself to read The Devils Due. I am now tasked with awaiting with great anticipation the next book by Bonnie MacBird to see where next, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson adventure.