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The Baker Street Letters

by Michael Robertson

The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2009
    320 pages
    Genre: Noir

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Reggie and Nigel Heath are relatively close in age, but worlds apart in personality. The older of the two brothers, Reggie is a successful attorney with charisma to spare. Nigel has always struggled to step out of his shadow. When Reggie leases space in an office building on London's Baker Street, he finds that the paperwork comes with an odd stipulation: his firm must receive and respond with a standard reply to letters sent to Sherlock Holmes (who famously occupied the same address). When Nigel, newly suspended from practicing law and relegated to clerk duties, becomes intrigued by one of the 'Dear Sherlock' notes, he disappears quite suddenly, leaving a dead body in his wake, and Reggie must hop the next flight to Los Angeles to uncover the truth. Hot on his heels is his sometime lover, Laura - a quick-witted stage actress who's captured the hearts of both brothers.

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"Readers will want to spend more time with the appealing Heath and company, but the conceit of having future mysteries to solve based on letters to Baker Street may be hard to sustain." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Great characters, a complex plot, and the wonderful feeling that people still believe in Sherlock Holmes round out this debut treat." - Library Journal

"Robertson's sure-footed debut is lively and inventive." - Kirkus Reviews

"A very entertaining novel. Mystery fans, whether they’re Sherlock Holmes addicts or not, will thoroughly enjoy it. [This] should be a popular series indeed." - Booklist

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Michael Robertson Author Biography

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Michael Robertson works for a large company with branches in the United States and England. His first novel in this series, The Baker Street Letters, has been optioned by Warner Bros. for television. He lives in San Clemente, California.

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