BOOK REVIEW: THE ART OF DETECTION
Philip Gilbert is obsessed over Sherlock Holmes. He was so obsessed that he even made his home look like an exact replica of the one that belonged to Sherlock Holmes. Not only did he do this but also had an extensive collection of memorabilia including what was believed to be a manuscript.
Philip Gilbert is found dead and detectives Kate Martinelli and Al Hawkin are called in to investigate the crime scene. It doesn't take long to discover that there are many suspects who could have possibly killed Gilbert. There is also a group to which Philip belonged called the Strand Diners. This group had one thing in common - you guessed it - Sherlock Holmes. Could one of the members be responsible for Gilbert's death?
Could the manuscript have something to do with Gilbert's death? It was believed that it was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gilbert was trying to prove this at the time of his death. Would someone want the manuscript bad enough to kill for it?
Laurie King always does a wonderful job with her characters. They come across as very real. King has come up with a clever idea involving Holmes and Doyle and added interesting twists that make the story a puzzle to figure out. Fans of the Kate Martinelli series will not be disappointed.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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