[ Reading ] ➺ The Dark Water: The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Author David Pirie – 1sm.info

Etwas langwieriger Einstieg, dann aber sehr spannend mit vielen falschen F hrten Ein gelungener Abschluss der Reihe David Pirie macht aus den historischen Gestalten Arthur Conan Doyle und Joseph Bell literarische Figuten Wer sich mit Sherlock Holmes und seinem Sch pfer auskennt, wei , dass der Medizin Professor Joseph Bell das Vorbild f r Holmes hinsichtlich der forensischen Methoden war Er war wirklich einer der Dozenten von Doyle an der Universit t von Edinburgh Die Serie suggeriert clever, dass die beiden, Doyle und Bell, hnlich verzwickte Kriminalf lle zu l sen hatten, und das diese dann quasi als Vorlagen f r die Sherlock Holmes Geschichten dienten Denn es gibt in dieser Buch Serie, die auf einer von Pirie konzipierten TV Serie beruht, mit Cream auch ein m derisches Genie, modern gesprochen einen Serien Killer, der hinter allen F llen steckt, und der sich so als Moriarty Vorlage anbietet Insgesamt ist Die Hexe von Dunwich spannende, gut recherchierte Krimikost, gut eingepasst in der Diktion und dem Setting in die vorgebliche Entstehungszeit Der verzwi This book is not what I imagined, but I have no complaints The title came up when I was trolling through a library catalog for books on Sherlock Holmes It s not about him, nor is there any specific mention of him in the entire book On the other hand, this is an action filled adventure staring Professor Dr Joseph Bell MD and Arthur Conan Doyle, MD Who do you ask Bell is the real world archetype used to create Sherlock Holmes and ACD is the man who created him and his Boswell , John H Watson, MD.ACD was a student of Dr Bell in Medical School They had certain true life adventures with a murderous individual This book is the third in a series I have not read the previous two that takes those real life events and draws them out into a fast paced series of accounts While the pattern is not exactly that of Holmes and Watson Doyle has several specific episodes apart from Bell , it is a Mystery in which they attempt to solve crimes A whole series of crimes perpetrated by this arch enemy who appears to drag ordinary men and women into his plots with exasperating ease Unlike Moriarty who had legions of followers organized into a criminal organization, the antagonist of this book ensnares and recruits on an individual basis He does not sit like a spider at the center of a web, but acts in the first person Without having read the previous two entries, I cannot say how fast and loose the author may have played with the true tragic f The third Arthur Conan Doyle book and last I m inclined to say it s not a trilogy now, but I can t find any information about future books online isn t as focused as the second one was Although the case that Bell and Doyle take on in a superstitious village is directly re Imprisoned In A Dank Cottage Deep In The English Countryside Arthur Doyle Lies Half Unconscious And At The Mercy Of His Nemesis Cream Gathering All His Dwindling Strength He Smashes A Window And Crawls To Safety With A Sharp Piece Of Broken Glass He Awaits His Torturer S Return, But The Man Has Eluded Him Once , Leaving Behind The Rotting Body Of A Local Miser And Thwarted In His Attempt To Obtain Money For His Deadly Cause Securing The Help Of The Remarkable Pioneering Criminal Investigator Dr Joseph Bell The Two Men Return To The Scene Of The Crime But Find Few Clues London Reveals Little Except The Possibility That Their Archenemy Has Gone To The Suffolk Coast Under The Name Of Dr Mere Full Of Legend The Local Community Fear The Dunwich Witch Has Returned With Her Evil Curse A Man Has Died In Suspicious Circumstances And It Seems Many Are Unwilling To Talk About It More Hideous Crimes Are Yet To Come As Dr Bell And Doyle Move Closer And Closer To Confronting Cream Bell To Capture A Notorious Villain, Doyle To Avenge Himself For A Crime Which Robbed Him Of His Future Happiness Dr Bell And Arthur Doyle Are Reunited Once Again In Their Quest To Hunt Down A Criminal Mastermind In A Sinister Tale Of Intrigue And Violence, Which Reaches A Terrifying And Dramatic Climax The novel is narrated as if by a Victorian gentleman called Arthur Conan Doyle and so the language may seem a little affected to readers of modern fiction It is, however, a very intriguing murder mystery with many gruesome murders committed as if for fun by the perpetrator The infamous narrator is helped by his side kick, another famous doctor called Dr Bell from Edinburgh The chase the kno I had such high hopes for this book I have read other books with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the main character before and really enjoyed them I always think it is fun to see him put into situations like his creation Sherlock Holmes It kind of shows how an author pulls ideas from real life experiences That being said I just couldn t get into this book It became a chore to read and I struggled to move through this My problem with this book was the story It took forever for any type of action to get going The methodical steps that Doyle and Bell would take to get to their deductions were dull and took forever to connect the dots This book could have been cut in half and maybe I would have enjoyed this This book clearly wasn t my taste but there were some good points about this book I really liked the authors writing sty This is the third book in Pirie s series about Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Joseph Bell Unfortunately, I haven t read the first book When I read the second book, I thought it was mildly interesting and enjoyable, but I wasn t really impressed Well, either Mr Pirie greatly improved, or I just didn t give his book sufficient attention, because this novel was excellent Doyle and Bell, in their Watson and Holmes roles, continue to pursue the serial killer who has haunted them for the last several years I really do not want to give too many details of the story away, though, so I won t offer any summary past that.I must comment on the writing, however The author does an excellent job in creating a compelling and terror filled environment without detailed explanations Many or most authors writing this story would resolve to give long, horrific descriptions of the terrible things that the serial killer who shall remain nameless The end of game, or was it merely the end game This third volume of Murder Rooms trilogy keeps the reader as well the protagonists Dr Joseph Bell, and Arthur Conan Doyle on a tight leash till the end, with the shadow of Doyle s nemesis lurking at every unseen corner and unknown angle I have to admit that towards the end of the book, the author had succeeded in making me rather paranoid and that had revealed a few things before their official exposure caused by Dr Bell, e.g the asylum proprietor s role, the identity of Charlotte Jephord s lover, etc The book does not echo many other Sherlockian adventures still hidden in the mist of future , except The Final Problem It is obviously well written, slightly superior to The Night Calls , and yet somewhat lesser than The Patient s Eyes.The biggest point of regret is that the series had suddenly ended with this volume, and the matter of the Ich bin immer noch etwas angespisst, ob des sehr schleppenden Starts dieses Buches Klar man musste ja den Cliffhanger des letzten Buches aufkl ren und es ist immer noch eine Romanversion eines BBC Miniserie In sofern verstehe ich das seltsame Timing Die ersten 150 Seiten sind also eher de Fortsetzung von Die Zeichen der Furcht Aus den dunklen Anf ngen von Sherlock Holmes bevor es zur e The Dark Water: The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes


About the Author: David Pirie

David Pirie was a journalist and film critic before he became a screenwriter Just a few of his numerous credits are the BAFTA nominated adaptation for the BBC of The Woman in White and his collaboration with Lars Von Trier on the script of the Oscar nominated film Breaking the Waves David Pirie lives in Somerset.


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