This third in the series by Michael Robertson has Reggie and Nigel involved with a kidnapping, a plastic duck that recites nursery rhymes, two murders, a birthday party for a minor Royal, the sewer system that services Buckingham Palace, the fortune of a wealthy Texas woman, and, of course, letters to Sherlock Holmes.
For you see, if you are not familiar with this series which I have written about here and here, Reggie Heath Q.C. has his law offices at 221B Baker Street. Letters of appeal come to Sherlock Holmes and part of the lease agreement stipulates that all correspondence must be read and acknowledged.
Therein lies the fun. This time not only has a Texas widow left her considerable estate to Mr. Holmes but a Chinese translator of toy instructions - to his peril - has come to London to appeal in person to the great detective.
Reggie and his lovely Laura, the actress, have to deal with kidnappers, private security teams in armored Range Rovers, and a short-handed Scotland Yard in order to save the day.
I think Mr. Robertson has hit his stride with this caper and I look forward to his next one.
I've just enjoyed some time catching up on your writings, Belle, wishing to see Out of Africa again, and intrigued, once again with this series and your latest review. Isn't that a great cover?ReplyDelete
Yes, Penny, the covers of all the Baker Street books are wonderful. I have enjoyed getting to know the Baker Street brothers.Delete
I always walk down Baker Street when I'm in London simply because no self respecting lover of crime fiction could possibly not. I haven't come across Robertson before but will certainly look out for him now.ReplyDelete
Alex, I just discovered this series and have read all three of Robertson's books in the past couple of months. The first takes place in Los Angeles, but two and three are in London. They are great fun.Delete