Holmes Volume 2: The Return of Boro’s Greatest Detective by Melvyn Small
Books / January 7, 2020

When Sherlock Holmes is pulled from Flat 1B, 22 Baker Street, to be thrown into Holme House prison, his only hope of release sits squarely on the shoulders of Doctor John Watson. As Watson does his utmost to free his friend, he becomes wracked with uncertainty. Does he really know Holmes? Is Holmes innocent of the crime? Can he get him out? Of course he can… otherwise this would be a very short book. Volume 2 sees our heroes embroiled in more intriguing mysteries. Armed only with logic, deduction and copious amounts of alcohol, they investigate the cases that have the police of Middlesbrough perplexed, edging slowly closer to a final confrontation with destiny. Who is the mysterious Professor and what are his plans for our Holmes? Review Thanks to author Mel Small for my gifted copy of the 2nd in his series of reimagined Sherlock Holmes tales set in present day Middlesbrough, Holmes Volume 2: The Return of Boro’s Greatest Detective Following on from Holmes Volume 1 this further volume of 6 stories brings back the duo of Holmes and Watson. As with the first book, its narrated by Dr Watson as he tells his tales of the investigations and…

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…