Book Review: “The Illumination of Sherlock Holmes”


(See all my Book Reviews) – Author Paul D. Gilbert published the novel “The Illumination of Sherlock Holmes” in 2019. This is the third of his “Odyssey of Sherlock Holmes” series. Mr. Gilbert has published ten Sherlock Holmes novels.

I received an ARC of this novel through in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains some scenes of Violence. The story is set in Europe.

Holmes and Watson, along with Holmes’ brother Mycroft, travel to Bavaria, then back to England. They are on the trail of a conspiracy to control the world.

While there are aspects of mystery, this is more of a 19th-century thriller. At times I felt like it was more a story about a story than a book on its own. If you like Sherlock Holmes you will most likely enjoy this novel.

I enjoyed the 5+ hours I spent reading this 168-page mystery/thriller novel. The cover art is OK and consistent with other works by Gilbert, but I think it is a little simple. I give this novel a 3.8 (rounded up to a 4) out of 5.

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