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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead #2020

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Scroll of the Dead Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium Sebastian Melmoth a man hell bent on obtaining immortality after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian papyrus It is up to Holmes and

  • Title: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead
  • Author: David Stuart Davies
  • ISBN: 9781848564930
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead By David Stuart Davies, Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium, Sebastian Melmoth, a man hell bent on obtaining immortality after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian papyrus It is up to Holmes and Watson to stop him and avert disasterIn this fast paced adventure, the action moves from London to the picturesque Lake District as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium, Sebastian Melmoth, a man hell bent on obtaining immortality after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian papyrus It is up to Holmes and Watson to stop him and avert disasterIn this fast paced adventure, the action moves from London to the picturesque Lake District as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once battle with the forces of evil.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories From the earliest days of Holmes career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds greatest detective.

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    1. The Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies was first published in 1998, and then republished in 2009 under Titan Books Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes imprint.At only 172 pages 208 including excerpts from other books , The Scroll of the Dead is quite short, a novella than a novel, but it is a great read.I was reluctant to read it at first, as I had read The Veiled Detective , another of David Stuart Davies Sherlock Holmes novels, and had not enjoyed it The Scroll of the Dead , however, [...]

    2. This book did not feel comfortable to read It felt like when you wear shoes that don t fit properly so that they rub a blister on your ankle over time It didn t feel like the flow and pacing of most Sherlock Holmes novels I found the brief switching of viewpoints showing the villains jarring, and the foreshadowing felt very obvious or contrived I can tell that this author has the ability to write and create moods and characters very well It is the plotting that felt somehow off to me This just d [...]

    3. It s mostly in character, but there are moments that Watson takes over as narrator when there s something happening away from where he is and it s a little weird.The plot is interesting, but I did find that Holmes, when sharing about what he plans to do, is talkative than what ACD had Holmes be.Overall, not a bad pastiche and is fun to read.Recommended 11 12 for murder.

    4. My first every Sherlock Holmes book read.I feel a celebration coming on.I m so happy the first one I decided to pick up dealt with Ancient Egypt I m an Egyptologist at heart

    5. Wasn t what I expected No Egypt I didn t quite expect a seriously denied love story Holmes whispering in Watson s ear on several occasions, if I wanted that I would write it myself I would recommend it because at heart it was a good story, it was just the details I could do without.It was fast paced and full of action but it won t be going into my collection.

    6. Reasonably decent pastiche, with appropriate, Conan Doylish asides a trifle melodramatic, but entertaining all the same deals with a burglary of the British Museum and the flutter among English born Egyptologists

    7. The Future Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies is a much better Holmes pastiche than the previous Davies offering I read last year The Veiled Detective better in the sense that it adheres strictly to the canon and expectations of those who like their Holmes stories to have a bit of continuity I don t mind twists provided the Doyle stories have not already established precedent.In this outing, Holmes is asked by his brother Mycroft to attend a seance to unmask [...]

    8. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Scroll of the Dead what an intriguing title The book is an enjoyable read, but the plot disappoints a bit and gets a bit predictable near the end Being a sucker for books and movies dealing with Egypt and Egyptology, perhaps I expected of a supernatural aura to the book The story was certainly adequate and even exciting and tense in spots, but it still left a bit to be desired The Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies, who has written other Holm [...]

    9. The Scroll of the Dead is a fast paced yarn that hits all the beats a Holmes and Watson story should Some of the twists are a tad predictable, but don t really detract from the story The tale wastes little time getting started, assuming readers are already familiar with Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson their relationship, and the world they live in It s a fair assumption considering the amount of Holmes material in the marketplace be it books, film, and television shows and that number appears [...]

    10. A very delightful afternoon read Though I found the style markedly different from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s dialogue than the traditional tales, for example , it s not a bad thing to come across a refreshing change The pace was just right which made it enjoyable and probably too much that it became a distraction of sorts as I couldn t put it down until the last page had been turned , with the original characters intriguing in their own way Initially plot twists and turns were exciting but I felt [...]

    11. As always, Davies provides an engaging and enjoyable new Sherlock Holmes story, which maintains much of the style, pace, and vigour of the originals.In this adventure, Holmes is on the trail of some unscrupulous individuals who have something of an obsession with death and the supernatural In his inimitable style, he cuts through the nonsense to expose them for who and what they are.The plot is reasonably clever, although after one particular twist about half way through it starts to become a li [...]

    12. Assolutamente meraviglioso Questo libro mi ha lasciata a bocca aperta una lettura pi che soddisfacente, dopo la discutibilissima qualit del romanzo della Thomas Ma non questo il punto Il ritmo incalzante, crescente, la trama di un mistero apparentemente semi trasparente, capace di ingannare anche un lettore ferrato in materia tutto ci a rendere questo libricino una perla luminosa da custodire con gelosia sullo scaffale della libreria Il magistrale lavoro dell autore una conferma della sua fama, [...]

    13. The Scroll of the Dead, by David Stuart Davies, is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, part of a series of what are basically Holmes fan fic novels published by Titan Books, a British publisher This one deals with a slimy character, sort of an Oscar Wilde gone bad, searching for an ancient Egyptian scroll The writing style imitated Conan Doyle s quite nicely, but, as is usual with most pastiches, the plot and Holmes s deductions weren t nearly as puzzling as the original No matter I enjoyed it.

    14. I must confess I love any thing Sherlock Have read the original books and stories over and over Loved all the movies and TV shows Jeremy Brett still my favorite As a key chain my daughter gave me says I am Sher Lockedl that said David Stuart DAVies is said to be one of Britain s leading Sherlockian writers The book is well written but not extraordinary

    15. Liked the writing style was very close to Conan Doyle s style with the exception of the bits added in later.Found the actual plot a little tricky to follow in places.It was all well set up, there were some jumps which made it tricky to work out the case alone.Looking forward to reading by this author.

    16. Extremely predictable, even clunky at times Certainly not anything to write home about, but it was by no means deplorable It was short, it was fun, and anything involving Sherlock Holmes and ancient Egypt will undoubtedly win me over in no time I d rate it as one of those quick summer reads you enjoy while floating in the pool.

    17. I love Sherlock Holmes Stories,and this one was very good I would give it a 4.5 at least.I loved the plot, and of course the way Sherock deduces all the tangles, and clues It has to do with a stolen scroll,and some very deluded people A great mystery from one super writer, and one supberb sleuth.

    18. I must not read any of these until I ve read some of the original novels How can 3 different authors have such different views of such an iconic creation As an admirer of Egyptian history I was rather looking forward to this story, but that s all it was a story Not much substance at all But it passed the time

    19. I can t do my regular review as I have attempted with some success to delete this book from my mind What I do remember was disappointment, mediocre at best writing, and a pitiful mystery As one incarnation of Sherlock Holmes says Bored, Bored, BORED I got rid of it practically as soon as I finished reading it.

    20. I was a little reluctant to read this, as I have read others in the series and they have been poorly written and disappointing But this one was quite enjoyable to read I liked seeing Holmes and Watson working on the case.My only complaint is that the plot wasn t terribly engaging But the characters than made up for that.

    21. I polished this one off in one sitting.A great story involving Egyptian scrolls and mythology The bodies start piling up and the race is on for Sherlock and Watson to get to the bottom of it all.This entire series gas great stories by great authors Recommended

    22. This Holmes novel reads as much like one of Doyle s originals as much as any other of the newer novels The story keeps you interested throughout the book and it is quick read much like Doyle s earlier works.

    23. This book was pretty good I love Sherlock Holmes so it was fun to read a story in the Holme sian my word vein I think it s a good read for fans of Sherlock Holmes and new comers alike The dialogue seemed authentic as did the plot A quick, entertaining read.

    24. I very much enjoyed this book Then again, I love Egyptian history and this immediately caught me The writing was superb Characters interesting Mystery engaging I would definitely reread this book one day.

    25. Whilst the least strongest of this series so far, The Scroll of the Dead is a fairly decent Sherlock Holmes novel.

    26. An enjoyable read while you re between books, but the plot seemed to be a bit slapdash at times very fast paced toward the end, but very predictable especially with the little split narrative.

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