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A Slight Trick of The Mind

by Mitch Cullin

A Slight Trick of The Mind
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    Apr 2005, 272 pages
    May 2006, 272 pages

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'A delight and a deeply satisfying read.' Novel

From the book jacket: It is 1947, and the long-retired Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse, where his memories and intellect begin to go adrift. He lives with a housekeeper and her young son, Roger, whose patient, respectful demeanor stirs paternal affection in Holmes. Holmes has settled into the routine of tending his apiary, writing in journals, and grappling with the diminishing powers of his razor-sharp mind, when Roger comes upon a case hitherto unknown. It is that of a Mrs. Keller, the long-ago object of Holmes's deep--and never acknowledged--infatuation.

Comment: Cullin's Holmes is a rather nice old fellow. He's still the exceptionally acute ...

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