Sherlock Holmes

The Wayward Prince A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery By Leonard Goldberg: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


Joanna Blalock is the result of a close relationship between Holmes and Irene Adler, and although Sherlock is no longer around, she, too, has a Dr. Watson, actually two of them. Dr. John Watson, her father’s close friend and chronicler of the Holmes’ cases, invited Joanna to join his detective team which introduced her to his son, Dr. John Watson Jr., director of pathology at St. Bart’s. One complex case led to another which led to Joanna and John becoming partners and good friends, then husband and wife.

The Isolated Séance An Irregular Detective Mystery By Jeri Westerson: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Kathleen Costa
& Jeri Westerson


It’s 1895, London, and Timothy Badger, once a Baker Street Irregular, and his good friend, Benjamin Watson, have opened their own consulting detective agency following on the same path as Tim’s mentor … Sherlock Holmes. The duo currently lack clientele and do not have the most business-like accommodations to instill potential clients with confidence in their abilities, but what they lack in funds, they gain in street smarts and determination.

Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes and Pignon Scorbion: So Alike, Yet So Different

by Rick Bleiwess



Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes are two of the greatest and most recognizable fictional sleuths. Like them, my fictional sleuth, Pignon Scorbion, is a unique, eccentric, deductive crime-solver in early twentieth-century England. You can read his adventures in my award-winning mystery book Pignon Scorbion & the Barbershop Detectives and in the second in the series, Murder in Haxford.

King River Life Staff Favorite Books of 2022

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, Lorie Lewis Ham,
& Sandra Murphy


It's that time of year again, a time to look back at the books we reviewed here at KRL over the past year and share with you some of our favorites! We reviewed a LOT of books here on KRL and KRL News and Reviews. All but one of our main reviewers shares in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2022. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post over on KRL News and Reviews this week-you can find it here!

The Blue Diamond, A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery By Leonard Goldberg: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


It’s the next generation on which Scotland Yard relies. Joanna Blalock has a brilliant intellect, insightful attention, and forensic knowledge. Of course, she does; her parents were the most brilliant pair of minds in England: Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Three years ago Joanna came to the attention of the elder Dr. John Watson, and he invited her to join his investigative team that included his son, Dr. John Watson, Jr. Together the trio rivaled the success of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes solving complex mysteries, finding missing treasures, recovering stolen documents, rescuing the kidnapped, and uncovering many a treasonous plot.

The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter By Timothy Miller: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter is the second book in Timothy Miller’s new Sherlock Holmes series. The books are presented as old cases that have never been published, but now that Holmes is dead, they now can be. The latest book is from a case that Watson was not a part of—he discovers the unpublished manuscript while going through Holmes’ papers.

The Return of the Pharaoh: From the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. By Nicolas Meyer: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am thrilled today to be reviewing the latest Sherlock Holmes book by Nicholas Meyer, and we have an interesting interview with Nicholas. Had I realized his connection to the Classic Star Trek movies there would have definitely been some Star Trek questions in there too! Maybe next time. Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek are two of my favorite things!

A Curious Incident: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Despite her declarations that she is not a Consulting detective, Gemma Doyle has proven to be remarkably successful at it. That shouldn’t be too surprising, as Gemma and her great-uncle own the Sherlock Holmes Bookstore and Emporium in West London, Massachusetts, with that same uncle adamant that they are descendants Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It takes considerable will for Gemma to resist the plea by adorable young Lauren Tierney to find her lost kitten, but Gemma proves unable to turn off the astounding observational skills that lead her directly to the appropriately named white kitty Snowball.

Baker Street West (aka Hein & Company Bookstore)

by Terry Ambrose


To much of the world, she’s known as Linda Hein, part owner of Hein & Company Bookstore. But, to those involved with the world of Baker Street West, she’s Mrs. Hudson. This alter ego began when Linda met with her girlfriend, Beth Barnard, for lunch to discuss the Sherlock Holmes stories. These days, Baker Street West is located in the Baker Street Shoppes, which offer a unique Victorian shopping experience, but it wasn’t always that way.

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