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Review of A Twist of Lyme

Review of A Twist of Lyme by David Ruffle

“The wittiest book ever written about moving to Lyme, essential reading for all visitors and it ought to be stocked by every estate agent in the town. The insiders’ guide for incomers.”

 Geoff Baker, The View From Lyme

A Twist of Lyme is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For other countries Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. The book is also available in ebook format including Kindle, Kobo, Nook and iPad.

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Book Reviews


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Bookbag reviews Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy

“I read this just after David Ruffle’s first book on Holmes, and it has a similar structure – a main novella, followed by a series of short stories. It’s markedly different in some ways though, notably in the portrayal of Watson having improved somewhat and the plot of the title story being stronger. Ruffle’s Holmes is still a delight to read, with the author capturing him especially well, while the faithful Lestrade is pleasingly close to his established character. Ruffle’s Watson admits that it’s ‘more or less a chase’ with little actual detective work to be done, but taken for what it is, it’s an extremely enjoyable addition to the Holmes stories.”

David Ruffle’s debut novel Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Horror – Expanded 2nd Edition got a strong recommendation from The Bookbag (the Uk’s leading independent book reviews sit) and the sequel, out in a few weeks time, Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy gets another big thumbs up. You can read the full review on The Bookbag Website.

Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy is available to pre-order from all good bookstores worldwide including Amazon and soon in all eBook formats – a few pre-publication copies are available direct from the publishers at for the USA and for UK and Europe.


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Bookbag review of Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Horror – 2nd Expanded Edition

“Sherlock himself is captured very, very well. His genius, his impatience, and his arrogance mix together in just the right quantities for this to feel like a ‘canon’ story”.

Those among you that are authors and publishers will know The Bookbag is the UK’s leading independent book review site – and that they are thorough. There is a mix of excitement and trepidation when the email arrives to say a new book review is ready. Thankfully they give a glowing review of Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Horror 2nd Edition.

When author David Ruffle brought the book to us, he proposed adding another 100 pages to the already very popular 1st edition, and we’re very glad he did. There are several additional short stories –  “…the best amongst them, while little more than vignettes, are absolutely wonderful. Henrietta’s Problem and Christmas at Baker Street are two of the sweetest pieces I can remember reading on Holmes and Watson, yet fit the established characters perfectly, while I absolutely loved the last line of Christmas with Holmes – superb.”

The review summary says it all – “An enjoyable novella is backed up by a series of extras, including some quite wonderful vignettes. High recommendation.”

Great timing as the sequel Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy comes out next month.

The full review is available on The Bookbag website.

Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Horror is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Classic Specialities, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in most electronic formats including Amazon Kindle.


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