Sherlock Holmes at the Breakfast Table
Sherlock Holmes at the Breakfast Table is a new collection of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The author, a self-confessed Holmesaphile, has written these stories in the style of the original Strand magazine. Altogether there are 13 stories featuring Holmes and Watson and including Moriarty, Lestrade and Mycroft Holmes.
Personally I would have liked the stories to have been longer in order to develop the various plots, but putting that aside, this is an interesting collection of stories which are a fitting homage to a famous literary character. They are written by someone who is obviously a big fan and who has taken great care to keep to the essence of Sherlock Holmes. The duo find themselves once again solving baffling mysteries on behalf of the government or the police. The title of the book reflects the fact that many of the stories begin at the breakfast table – indeed, some of the stories involve quantities of marmalade. This is a very pleasant summer read, ideal for the beach or a long flight.