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by Margaret Park Bridges

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  • ISBN 1780920768
  • ISBN13 978-1780920764
  • Language English
  • Author Margaret Park Bridges
  • Publisher MX Publishing (December 12, 2011)
  • Pages 234
  • Formats lit mobi rtf azw
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1536 kb
  • Size Fb2 1567 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 413

The greatest mystery surrounding Sherlock Holmes comes to light--was he actually a woman? The master--or rather, mistress--of disguise finally puts pen to paper to reveal this decades-long deception and, in so doing, discovers another fact she kept secret even from herself. The complex mind of the brilliant consulting detective is finally opened to the public, in the chronicle of a new case never recorded by Dr. Watson and featuring Constance Moriarty, the beguiling daughter of Holmes infamous nemesis.

Margaret Park Bridges takes an even more revisionist approach in her novel My Dear Watson. The detective's secret is disclosed at the very start of the book, and it'll do no harm to reveal it here: Sherlock Holmes was a woman

Margaret Park Bridges takes an even more revisionist approach in her novel My Dear Watson. The detective's secret is disclosed at the very start of the book, and it'll do no harm to reveal it here: Sherlock Holmes was a woman. The Sherlock Holmes Society. Contact me: inforeq17l.

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'Margaret Park Bridges takes an even more revisionist approach in her novel My Dear Watson. The detective's secret is disclosed at the very start of the book, and it'll do no harm to reveal it here: Sherlock Holmes was a woman

'Margaret Park Bridges takes an even more revisionist approach in her novel My Dear Watson. -The Sherlock Holmes Society. 'I started this book after an evening out, thinking I would just read a page or two to help me sleep.

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Hiylchis
While it may differ from Arthur Conan Doyle in one major detail (not to be revealed here), Bridges' novel is closer to the canonical Sherlock Holmes than any of the recent reinventions, reboots, and reimaginings of the character. She doesn't add any more adventures with Moriarty. She isn't preoccupied with drug abuse. There aren't any new back stories for Holmes and Watson. And she sticks closer to the Victorian tone and style than the recent action and horror versions.

While these revisions of Holmes have their charms, much of the appeal of Bridges' creation is how she works with the details in the original stories. Most of Holmes' personality quirks are accounted for by one, big secret. Then there is the depiction of Holmes' conflict with Moriarty. As Doyle writes it, Watson only knows about Moriary through Holmes. Could he convinced that Holmes had the story wrong? This, along with references to the Victorian setting, both physical and cultural, peppered throughout the book ground it beautifully in the source material.

Bridges also deftly handles the Shakespearean themes of concealing and revealing identies. After Holmes goes into disguise (by revealing a truer identity) halfway through the book, every dialogue, every scene takes on a dramatic intensity that, to this reviewer, was the best feature of the book. This theme of concealing and revealing plays itself out in the original character, Constance Moriarty, by having her at once be transparent, but also impenentrable and enigmatic. The scenes with Constance, which dominate the last part of the book, add a depth to the reading that is lacking in some of the more action oriented versions of Holmes.

Lastly, while staying true to the nineteenth century mindset Doyle gave Holmes, with its sexism and faith in rationalism, Bridges lets Holmes end the story with some reasonable reconsideration of those ideas. Twentieth century advances in science, both physical and social, altered the way we regard the Holmes of Doyle's stories, and Bridges accounts for that in a way that remains true to the original.

Bravo! Five enthusiastic stars!
superstar
I had a lot of fun reading this and went through it all in one go. An adventurous ride fir the post-modern Holmes fan.
Nilador
An easy read, Margaret Park Bridges' storytelling skill is evident as she sweeps the reader along in a quickly-moving tale combining intrigue and adventure with a clever twist that challenges the reader's assumptions about the Holmes we thought we knew. Can't wait to read more from this gifted writer!
Nuadador
Reading this was an awful lot of fun. I've read most (perhaps all?) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories as well as a few re-imaginings, and have enjoyed recent tv adaptations as well as action-movie romps with fangirl friends (though not a fangirl myself). I say this new work by Margaret Bridges is just as thoroughly enjoyable as any of those, with a tone that is true to the original, even while it takes a new spin. I liked it so much I bought a few copies for friends, and I don't do that sort of thing lightly.
Duzshura
As a long time fan of Sherlock Holmes this is one fun book. It's an easy read, and well written.

Margaret, keep the pages coming.
Whitebinder
Margaret Bridges brings us back to the time of Holmes and Watson in an authentic and intriguing way, bringing a delightful new twist that keeps us turning pages until the very end. She makes us remember that however implausible, once we rule out the impossible, we are left with what could be. Terrificly entertaining, this well crafted novel leaves me eager to read more by a talented and creative author.
Golkree
Slow start turns into a story you won't want to put down. Interesting premise validates the plight of women at the turn of the 20th century and the need they had for a more fulfilled life in a unique light. Loved it.