Holmes Volume 1 by Melvyn Small
Books / March 9, 2019

So I was contacted by Melvyn Small, offering a copy of his book for an honest review, whilst being intrigued and slightly sceptical, I was unsure how the author would pull this off, Sherlock Holmes, reinvented and reimagined as a Computer hacker and small time criminal from Middlesbrough, that’s not going to work is it?  Wrong! he does it with aplomb. It’s banging stuff and really up there for me. Narrated by John Watson, In this set of 6, interlinked , Novella type stories we meet this new Holmes, John Watson , Now Holmes Psychiatrist, and landlady Martha Hudson, amongst other characters , Mycroft , my favourite even has a small cameo😁, from the Sherlock Holmes universe ensuring there is lots of authenticity to this volume of tales This newly imagined Sherlock, with his Middlesbrough accent, that you can’t help but do in your head , is a triumph, the banter between Holmes and Watson at times is laugh out loud funny. No one is safe from Sherlock’s sharp tongue , DI Lestrade often takes the brunt, but it’s always good humoured. Written as 6 stories, there is an arc that runs through them so you don’t feel like your…