Book Review: ‘The Adventure Of The Peculiar Protocols: Adapted From The Journals Of John H. Watson, M.D.’ By Nicholas Meyer

Author Nicholas Meyer is back with his fourth Sherlock Holmes novel, first one since 1993, with The Adventure Of The Peculiar Protocols. It’s based on a long-lost journal by John H. Watson, M.D.

It’s January of 1905 and it’s Sherlock Holmes’ birthday. Watson has taken him out who shows up by his brother Mycroft, who summons him for a meeting the next day. He needs his help on a case he’s working. A British operative named Manya Lippman has been murdered. Mycroft wants him to help trace papers that were found on her, something she smuggled into the country on her body. It reportedly tells of a plot by a group of Jewish people to take over the world.

Holmes and Watson soon take off for Paris and Russia in their quest to solve the case. Of course this being Holmes and Watson bad guys are on their tail in an effort to stop them. Will this be the end of them?

A thrilling story that is classic Holmes, right down to footnotes about certain things written in the journal that author Nicholas Meyer helps clarify. If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes books this is a fun adventure featuring the duo.

You can pick it up in stores on Tuesday, October 15th from Minotaur Books.

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