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Review of The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore by Dan Andriacco

22 Feb

“All Sherlockians are intrigued by the titles of Watson’s unrecorded cases. They are also disappointed by Watson’s failure to flesh them out. In the “Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore” author Dan Andriacco gives the reader a modernist version of that story. Mr. Arthur James Phillimore, a multi-millionaire goes missing. The team of McCabe & Cody go searching for him. Along the way to solving this modern mystery, they encounter a Phillimore pastiche, a story-within-the -story, which fills in Watson’s lacuna.

In this smoothly written tale Andriacco does not imitate Doyle’s style at all. It takes place in our times. But his book is laced with numerous Sherlockian allusions and puns which will delight the reader. Andriacco’s style is decidedly non-Watsonian and this makes this tale all the more charming. This book is well worth a read”

Reviewed by Al Gregory

The Disappearance of Mr James Phillimore is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon KindleKoboNook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).

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