Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Shadow Police, #3)Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? by Paul Cornell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It always takes me quite a while to get into Shadow Police books and I always wonder why I’m continuing with the series but, although the Shadow Police series will never be a favourite, I tend to always find them worth the perseverance in the end. The same thing happened with Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?, the third book in the series, I didn’t exactly find it absorbing for about the first quarter of the book, even though the book was trying very hard to be exciting, opening with a bank robbery and swiftly moving on to the murder of Sherlock Holmes. That magic moment when you’re absorbed in the story and not aware of the writing, just did not happen at first. But, like I said, the books are worth getting into, they have an interesting premise, a police team with The Sight, who can see London’s history, memories and thoughts and can investigate into London’s whole other occult culture. In Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?, as well as Sherlock’s death (a flickering corpse only the team can see on the floor of his study in the 221b museum), someone is going round reenacting the London murders, in order, in the Sherlock Holmes stories. As much as I know that I’ll probably struggle to get into the next book in the series, I’ll probably still read it, I want to know what happens next!

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(My creative inspiration from this book came in the form of a hand quilted, patchwork map of London)

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