The Baker Street Translation

The Baker Street Translation

A Baker Street Mystery

Book - 2013
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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 : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250016454
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Rob


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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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