“These adventures of Sherlock Holmes are set in similar situations to Folk Tales such as ‘The Three Little Pigs’ or ‘Red Riding Hood.’ Placing Holmes in this world makes for some terrific stories.
This isn’t the world of Fairy Tales. The stories are not full of magical beings fairy godmothers, or The Wizard of Oz. The author states that the stories do not contain this element because ‘magic is illogical.’ And yet there is an undercurrent of people and events that could be interrupted as ‘magical.’
Folk Tales were invented to make children aware of dangers in the world. There was a true fear of wolves, witches, devils, demons and such. To let children remember the danger, stories were written, often with a moral, to teach caution.
These tales are meant to teach people about Sherlock Holmes!…
Logic and deduction take the place of magic and heroes. And it all is well written and great fun.
I give this volume of stories five stars…”
Reviewed by Raven’s Reviews
Sherlock Holmes and The Folk Tale Mysteries – Volume 1 is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UKand for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle, Kobo, Nookand Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).