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The Sherlock Holmes Society of London Reviews My Dear Watson

Following the wonderful review from The Bookbag (see below), The Sherlock Holmes Society of London is next up to review this fascinating book which sees Sherlock Holmes cast as a woman.

“I started this book after an evening out, thinking I would just read a page or two to help me sleep… two hours later I’d read all of it. Margaret Park Bridges knows how to give a reader a good time. Each page beckons you hypnotically towards the next. It’s suspense filled, interesting, fun and, indeed funny to the point of farce on a couple of occasions.” The Bookbag

In the current newsletter from The Society, they agree that despite the controversial storyline, this is a very good book.

“Margaret Park Bridges takes an even more revisionist approach in her novel My Dear Watson (MX Publishing; £9.99/ $18.95/ €12.99). The detective’s secret is disclosed at the very start of the book, and it’ll do no harm to reveal it here: Sherlock Holmes was a woman. It’s not a new idea but it’s handled here with great skill and confidence, and it has a purpose, to account for much of Holmes’s personality as described by Dr Watson. 

Visits to the Turkish baths must have posed problems, but there’s no real contradiction here of Watson’s accounts. The woman Holmes lives as a man, and Watson believes her to be a man. Am I convinced? No. Do I accept it while reading the book? Yes, and not only because it’s essential to the story, which is a good one, involving the beautiful daughter of the late James Moriarty.”

My Dear Watson is available from all good bookstores worldwide including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, and in all good formats including Kindle, Nook, iBooks (iPad/iPhone),

 

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Bookbag Reviews My Dear Watson – a novel of Sherlock Holmes

“I started this book after an evening out, thinking I would just read a page or two to help me sleep… two hours later I’d read all of it. Margaret Park Bridges knows how to give a reader a good time. Each page beckons you hypnotically towards the next. It’s suspense filled, interesting, fun and, indeed funny to the point of farce on a couple of occasions.”

Four star reviews from independent bookstore review site The Bookbag are to be treasured as they don’t come around too often. My Dear Watson gets a great review – a few minor gripes – but overall “this is an excellent book with a driving plot and twists right through it like a stick of rock.”

Margaret Park Bridges book was originally published in Japanese a decade ago so it was lucky Sherlock Holmes fans in Japan who until now had been treated to the concept of Sherlock Holmes as a woman. You can read the full review on The Bookbag Website.

My Dear Watson is available from all good bookstores worldwide including Amazon USA, and in all good formats including Kindle, Nook, iBooks,

 

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