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1913. The clouds of war are gathering. The world’s great empires vie for supremacy. Europe is in turmoil, a powder keg awaiting a spark. A body is discovered on the shore below Beachy Head, just a mile from Sherlock Holmes’s retirement cottage. The local police are satisfied that it’s a suicide. The victim, a young man, recently suffered a disappointment in love, and Beachy Head is notorious as a place where the desperate and depressed leap to their deaths. Holmes, however, suspects murder. As he and Watson investigate, they uncover a conspiracy with shocking ramifications.

©2014 James Lovegrove (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Lovegrove's least intriguing Sherlock book so far

I have absolutely loved every Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson story that James Lovegrove had written up until this title. I'm not sure what was missing here that made this story fall short of what I've come to enjoy in every other Lovegrove story about the adventures of Holmes and Watson.

I think I was hoping for a closer connection to the first book released in this "set" of five books to be released on Audible. While there was a mention and reference to Fred Tilling from "The Stuff of Nightmares" I think I was hoping for a continuation of the vast deviation from typical elements in Sherlock Holmes pastiche.

Overall I have to admit that this was still an enjoyable story, great performance by the narrator as always, but I was hoping for a more exciting adventure than what was delivered in this tale. I found the characters introduced to be humdrum and boring. Some of the most interesting parts of this book happen within the first 1/3 of it, and after that I felt myself struggling to maintain an interest in listening through to the end.

With all this in mind, I do not regret picking this up and as always look forward to the next audiobook release of James Lovegrove's Sherlock Holmes books.

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As always incredible

I have gone through every Lovegrove book and this one does not fail the reader. Dennis Kleinman does a fantastic job at narration and keeps the listener engaged. All around a great read/listen.

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  • Gareth
  • 10-01-22

full of mispronunciations

Kleinman has a terrible habit of Pronouncing his 'I' alphabetically and not Phonetically. As for lovegrove, Holmes would never say 'it won't kill him, I set the current is 200v'. That phrase alone makes Holmes look like a complete novice. James, current is measured in AMPS, it takes 0.2 amps to kill a human. whether it's 200v or 20,000v is irrelevant. Voltage is not what harms.