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Sherlock Holmes Competition

This week sees the launch of the third book in the American Literati series from Dan Victor - Seventeen Minutes to Baker Street - featuring Sam Clemens (Mark Twain).

The first book, Final Page of Baker Street features a young Raymond Chandler. “For Chandler fans, the book relives “The Long Goodbye” and, in lesser ways, “The Big Sleep.” There are also echoes of “Little Sister” and “The High Window,” as well as some of his shorter works. I have read at least three Marlowe pastiches and none captured the essence of Marlowe nearly so well as this book. I have also presented a serious analysis of Doyle’s style in writing the Canon and, again, this book captures the essence of “The Return…” and “The Casebook…” stories better than any other writer I have read.” PK Jones

To celebrate we’ll send a full set of all three books to one fan at random who re-blogs this post before midnight (US Time) on publication day [15th April].