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The Revenge of the Hound: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery epub ebook

by Michael Hardwick

The Revenge of the Hound: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery epub ebook

Author: Michael Hardwick
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: I Books (September 28, 2004)
ISBN: 0743498240
ISBN13: 978-0743498241
Rating: 4.9
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The Revenge of the Hound is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Hardwick, originally published in 1987. It is Hardwick's second Holmes novel after 1979's The Prisoner of the Devil

The Revenge of the Hound is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Hardwick, originally published in 1987. It is Hardwick's second Holmes novel after 1979's The Prisoner of the Devil. The acclaimed novel, a semi-sequel to The Hound of the Baskervilles, was authorized by the Conan Doyle estate.

I have not read a Sherlock Holmes book in many years, in fact the last book was The Hound of the Baskerville so the title pulled me. .Michael Hardwick was an excellent choice to pick up the mantel from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I have not read a Sherlock Holmes book in many years, in fact the last book was The Hound of the Baskerville so the title pulled me in. Complicated and complex the story weaves separate threads together until the game is afoot. If you enjoy the adventures of Holmes and Watson, you will find this novel just right for you.

Two prior books by Hardwick, (Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes and The Prisoner of the Devil) have been . This 1987 novel by Michael Hardwick (based on "The Hound of the Baskervilles") is set in 1902, before the coronation of Edward VII and just after the end of the Boer War.

Two prior books by Hardwick, (Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes and The Prisoner of the Devil) have been enthusiastically endorsed by both the Baker Street Irregulars and the Conan Doyle estate. Watson has met his third wife (Chapter 1)!

Michael Hardwick is unquestionably one of the best post Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes authors. He has adapted so many of the original stories in several different formats and has authored several great reference books on the great detective. His extensive knowledge is amazing.

Michael Hardwick is unquestionably one of the best post Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes authors. Unfortunately he makes some mistakes in the writing of this book that make me drop it one star.

Hardwick displays none of the revisionism of much recent Sherlockiana as in Nicholas Meyer's The Seven Percent Solution

Hardwick displays none of the revisionism of much recent Sherlockiana as in Nicholas Meyer's The Seven Percent Solution. It is fitting that for this centenary of the first Sherlock Holmes story, top Sherlockian Hardwick (Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes, 1984) has written the most authentic and convincing post-Conan Doyle Holmes adventure to date: an energetic, atmospheric semi-sequel (authorized by the Conan Doyle estate) to The Hound of Baskervilles. Hardwick displays none of the revisionism of much recent Sherlockiana as in Nicholas Meyer's The Seven Percent Solution.

Michael Hardwick (1924-1991) was an English author who was best known for writing books and radio plays which featured Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. Hardwick married fellow author Mollie Hardwick in 1961

Michael Hardwick (1924-1991) was an English author who was best known for writing books and radio plays which featured Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. Hardwick married fellow author Mollie Hardwick in 1961. Hardwick penned a dramatisation of "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" for the BBC Light Programme in 1959, which starred Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Doctor Watson. Such approval may be daunting: one way to explain why, while it faithfully echoes a Holmesian novel in tone and design, this latest effort seems to lack any life of its own. Hardwick roams freely through earlier Holmes adventures, plucking characters and situations, to form a pastiche composed of deliberately familiar elements.

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Published September 28, 2004 by I Books A badly mauled tramp and the footprints of a giant hound; the theft of Oliver Cromwell's bones a sinister murder on the channel ferry; an illustrious personage who fears blackmail. It is up to Sherlock Holmes and his brilliant powers of deduction to uncover the pattern connecting these bizzare events.

This 1987 novel by Michael Hardwick (based on "The Hound of the Baskervilles") is set in 1902, before the coronation of Edward VII and just after the end of the Boer War. Watson has met his third wife (Chapter 1)!

A badly mauled tramp and the footprints of a giant hound; the theft of Oliver Cromwell's bones a sinister murder on the channel ferry; an illustrious personage who fears blackmail.

A badly mauled tramp and the footprints of a giant hound; the theft of Oliver Cromwell's bones a sinister murder on the channel ferry; an illustrious personage who fears blackmail. It is up to Sherlock Holmes and his brilliant powers of deduction to uncover the pattern connecting these bizarre events.

This authorized sequel to The Hound of the Baskervilles follows Holmes and Watson as they track a menacing hound on Hampstead Heath and uncover a murder, a fanatical plot to overthrow the government, and a secret mission to protect the king. Reprint.
Reviews (7)
Ynonno
Movers destroyed my paperback version. Was overjoyed to find it in hardback. Enjoyable addition to the Holmes cannon.

Wishamac
My dad is a great Holmes fan. . . I was hesitant to buy a non-Doyle sequel to Hound, but he did not put it down! He pronounced it "a great read!" Please write more! !

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The Revenge of the Hound

This 1987 novel by Michael Hardwick (based on "The Hound of the Baskervilles") is set in 1902, before the coronation of Edward VII and just after the end of the Boer War. [Adding these facts provides a background that was not needed in the original stories.] Watson has met his third wife (Chapter 1)! Aunt Henrietta pushes Coral on John, who shows her around London (Chapter 2). She is much younger and richer. Holmes considers retiring (Chapter 3)! Inspector Lestrade arrives late at night to tell about a hound at Hampstead that attacked a man. They all go to Hampstead Heath (Chapter 4). The victim of the attack lived to talk. But he secretly left the hospital (Chapter 5)! You learn about Tyburn Tree. [Hardwick is wrong to suggest the little princes were killed by Richard III, they stood in the way of the reign of Henry VII.] The excavation found three beheaded bodies (Chapter 6). Were there that many revolutionary sentiments then?

Mycroft visited Holmes to talk about a rejected honor (Chapter 7). Lestrade tells Holmes about the missing bones. Holmes tells Watson about his visit to meet royalty (Chapter 8). Returning on a ship to London they find a man stabbed dead (Chapter 9). Who did it? Holmes knows (Chapter 10)! Someone has cut off the head of a statue (Chapter 11). Holmes renews his interest in that hound (Chapter 12). Will recreating the crime provide a clue? Watson is sent on an errand of a confidential nature (Chapter 13). He visits Lord Belmont for dinner and sleeps over (Chapter 14). After hearing noises he looks around the house. The next day he returned to London (Chapter 15). Holmes tells him what he was doing.

Holmes and Watson go to Hampstead Heath in search of that tramp (Chapter 16). Will they learn th source of that hound? Will they find another body? Holmes and Watson review the history of this case (Chapter 17). Mrs. Glanvill visits Holmes and Watson and tells them what she knows (Chapter 18). Is she in grave danger now? Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade go to a funeral (Chapter 19). They explore Highgate Cemetery with a canine guide. Later a disguised Holmes and Watson go to a meeting of conspirators (Chapter 20). They enter an enclosed and isolated building to hear a speech against the exploiting and ruling class. There is a surprise for this group. The next day there were sensational headlines in the newspapers but few facts (Chapter 21). [Still true today?] Official censorship again. There were police raids around the country. The loose ends are tied up. Will Holmes retire (Chapter 22)?

The imitators of Sherlock Holmes are never equal to the original. Hardwick displays his vast knowledge of Doyle's writings and English history. Doyle did not keep referring to other stories as a way to show authenticity. Holmes did not work on nationwide conspiracies either, just local crimes. This story starts out slow, becomes more complex than any Doyle story, then sort of deflates into a shaggy ending. Blaming it all on a mad man is also a letdown. Where is Moriarity when you really need him? Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan was apparently a first marriage, as I recall. Mary's death seems a convenience to allow Watson to record more adventures without the hindrance of a wife and children to object to an absent father. Like when they eliminate or simplify a novel in adapting it to a movie. [Gutman's daughter was eliminated in the movie version of "The Maltese Falcon".] Conan Doyle's first wife died of tuberculosis.

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The Revenge of the Hound

This 1987 novel is set after "The Hound of the Baskervilles" in 1902, before the coronation of Edward VII and just after the end of the Boer War. [Adding these facts provides a background that was not needed in the original stories.] Watson has met his third wife (Chapter 1)! Aunt Henrietta pushes Coral on John, who shows her around London (Chapter 2). She is much younger and richer. Holmes considers retiring (Chapter 3)! Inspector Lestrade arrives late at night to tell about a hound at Hampstead that attacked a man. They all go to Hampstead Heath (Chapter 4). The victim of the attack lived to talk. But he secretly left the hospital (Chapter 5)! You learn about Tyburn Tree. [Hardwick is wrong to suggest the little princes were killed by Richard III, they stood in the way of the reign of Henry VII.] The excavation found three beheaded bodies (Chapter 6). Were there that many revolutionary sentiments then?

Mycroft visited Holmes to talk about a rejected honor (Chapter 7). Lestrade tells Holmes about the missing bones. Holmes tells Watson about his visit to meet royalty (Chapter 8). Returning on a ship to London they find a man stabbed dead (Chapter 9). Who did it? Holmes knows (Chapter 10)! Someone has cut off the head of a statue (Chapter 11). Holmes renews his interest in that hound (Chapter 12). Will recreating the crime provide a clue? Watson is sent on an errand of a confidential nature (Chapter 13). He visits Lord Belmont for dinner and sleeps over (Chapter 14). After hearing noises he looks around the house. The next day he returned to London (Chapter 15). Holmes tells him what he was doing.

Holmes and Watson go to Hampstead Heath in search of that tramp (Chapter 16). Will they learn th source of that hound? Will they find another body? Holmes and Watson review the history of this case (Chapter 17). Mrs. Glanvill visits Holmes and Watson and tells them what she knows (Chapter 18). Is she in grave danger now? Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade go to a funeral (Chapter 19). They explore Highgate Cemetery with a canine guide. Later a disguised Holmes and Watson go to a meeting of conspirators (Chapter 20). They enter an enclosed and isolated building to hear a speech against the exploiting and ruling class. There is a surprise for this group. The next day there were sensational headlines in the newspapers but few facts (Chapter 21). [Still true today?] Official censorship again. There were police raids around the country. The loose ends are tied up. Will Holmes retire (Chapter 22)?

The imitators of Sherlock Holmes are never equal to the original. Michael Hardwick displays his vast knowledge of Doyle's writings and English history. Doyle did not keep referring to other stories as a way to show authenticity. Holmes did not work on nationwide conspiracies either, just local crimes. This story starts out slow, becomes more complex than any Doyle story, then sort of deflates into a shaggy ending. Blaming it all on a mad man is also a letdown. Where is Moriarity when you really need him? Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan was apparently a first marriage, as I recall. Mary's death seems a convenience to allow Watson to record more adventures without the hindrance of a wife and children to object to an absent father. Like when they eliminate or simplify a novel in adapting it to a movie. [Gutman's daughter was eliminated in the movie version of "The Maltese Falcon".]

Goldendragon
First, it has nothing to do with THE hound. But there is dog-related mischief throughout, so the title is somewhat justified. I found this book to be quite well-written, though not truly stellar, perhaps weighed down a bit with some diversions and subplots. However, while these were not enough to annoy me in any way, they probably diluted the potential drama. Holmes and Watson ring true, with no silly gratuitous challenges to the canon that many authors like to use to show how clever they are, and there was only one point, right at the beginning, that seemed wrong -- Watson comes into 221B on a sultry July day, noting the heat of the pavement has penetrated his boot soles, and promptly rests his "hot and throbbing" feet next to the fire smouldering in the grate of their fireplace! Luckily, there were no other "Huhs?" in the book, and I was thoroughly engaged while reading it. My main complaint, which has dogged every pastiche I've read, is that there isn't a really engaging "atmosphere" or mood pervading the story, such as there was in the original "Hound." The action and the dialogue and all of the scenes were satisfying, though. It just lacked that extra "something" that would make me LOVE it.

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