Holmes and Watson by June Thomson

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Two immortal characters, a chance meeting, a visit to 221B Baker Street. The beginnings of the most famous friendship ever recorded.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, famous for their crime-solving capabilities, are mysterious figures themselves. What is known about their pasts, and the reasons behind their very different personalities? What led two strikingly different individuals to form a relationship which would last for over forty-six years? This detailed and enthralling account ponders answers to the many uncertainties and enigmas which surround the pair.

And there are other puzzles to be solved. When did the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles actually occur? Who was John Watson’s mysterious second wife? And what is the real location of the legendary 221B Baker Street? A thorough investigation commences as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creations are placed under the magnifying glass...


About June Thomson

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JUNE THOMSON is a former teacher and author of several crime novels, which have been translated in many languages. She lives in Hertfordshire.
Published July 30, 2012 by Allison & Busby. 340 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Thomson, author of 18 crime novels and three collections of her own Sherlock Holmes pastiches, delves into the Conan Doyle canon with a nitpicker’s zeal to document the speculative roots of Holmes’s misogyny (a cold, aloof mother), his scientific methods (reading chemistry at Oxford), and his mer...

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The many who hunger for more tales of the Great Detective will delight in veteran British crime writer June Thomson's fifth Sherlock Holmes story collection, The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes.

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British crime novelist Thomson, author of four collections of Holmes short stories, combines the canonical facts with the best of recent scholarship in this winning dual biography of that Victorian odd couple, Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler, Dr. John H.

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