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The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade Paperback – 8 May 2013

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  • Paperback : 202 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 190960948X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1909609488
  • Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.17 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : Thistle Publishing (8 May 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 107 ratings

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"Trow is at his wicked best when poking fun at the Holmes legacy – you won’t believe how Holmes really died! A must read for all Sherlock Holmes fans."
Writer’s Block Magazine (Canada)

"Smarting from humiliating deductive defeats by Sherlock Holmes, Lestrade of the Yard belies the Great Detective's opinion of him by taking on Jack the Ripper and unravelling a succession of doggerel-accompanied murders. Splendidly shaken cocktail of Victorian fact and fiction as Holmes and Watson join Tennyson, Swinburne, Alma-Tadema and the Prince of Wales in helping Lestrade's trawl. Witty, literate and great fun."
Marcel Berlins, The Times

"The joke's a good one, and it lasts all the way through the book because Mr Trow is just too good a writer to overdo it."

"The policeman so frequently patronised by the Great Detective solves ten bizarre killings, is twice seduced and finally saved from death as a circus ring's human cannonball. This is murder as vaudeville with Tennyson, Swinburne and Wilde joining the crosstalk. It's a gas."
Matthew Coady, The Guardian

"Dry neo-Wodehosian wit runs through this bold revisionist mystery…The true sleuthing brain of the times belongs to Scotland Yard’s Inspector Sholto Lestrade…The buffoonish Holmes and his idiotic disguises are a hoot."    
Publishers’ Weekly

"There are many pastiches and spin offs featuring the world's greatest detective, though nothing quite like this, with Sherlock being a minor player of pompous nature, while the much beleaguered Inspector Lestrade takes the center stage… It's a delight."
Mia D (Reviewer)

About the Author

M J Trow is a crime writer, historian and biographer who for many years doubled as a history teacher. Now retired, he is the author of three successful crime fiction series - Lestrade, Maxwell and Kit Marlowe, the latest written in collaboration with his wife. He lives in the Isle of Wight, and as well as writing lectures on cruise ships has appeared many times on television in historical and crime documentaries.

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3.0 out of 5 stars If you like Monty Python, the Goons and Police Squad, you MIGHT like this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story, needs editing for Kindle
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this and will definitely read more
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