5.31.2013

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye by Len Bailey


The ultimate detective and his ever-faithful companion are back at it again and this time they are investigating the ultimate mysteries of the Bible. Through an anonymous patron’s request and the means of a time-machine pilfered from none other that Moriarty himself, Holmes and Watson travel back through time and relive ten different Scriptural scenarios. Each one has a mystery attached whether obvious or otherwise and the answers are not as forthcoming as one would suppose. 


 Having just read an original Sherlock Holmes, I picked up this new version with much skepticism. However, within the first few paragraphs I was not disappointed in the author’s use of the familiar characters, settings and witty, well-versed dialogue. Just as in Doyle’s stories the reader is constantly trying to solve the mystery and yet at a loss compared to Holmes amazing deductive skills, I even found myself struggling to keep up with where the mysteries from the Bible would lead. I was intrigued by the author’s use of very familiar stories from Sunday school and the nuances of mystery that they held.

In this book , my two favorites come together, God’s Word and Sherlock Holmes. Who would have thought that this concept would work and keep you reading case after case. I absolutely loved every minute and highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the mystery genre.

I received this free book to review from Booksneeze.

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