The Adventure of the Colonial Boy

The Adventure of the Colonial Boy Review

1893. Dr Watson, still in mourning for the death of his great friend Sherlock Holmes, is now triply bereaved, with his wife Mary's death in childbirth. Then a telegram from Melbourne, Australia intrudes into his grief. "Come at once if convenient." Both suspicious and desperate to believe that Holmes may not, after all, be dead, Watson goes as immediately as the sea voyage will allow. Soon Holmes and Watson are together again, on an adventure through Bohemian Melbourne and rural Victoria, following a series of murders linked by a repulsive red leech and one of Moriarty's lieutenants. But things are not as they were. Too many words lie unsaid between the Great Detective and his biographer. Too much that they feel is a secret. Solve the crime, forgive a friend, rediscover trust and admit to love. Surely that is not beyond that legendary duo, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson?

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  • Figgy

    You’ve probably noticed the explosion of Holmesian retellings in the last few years, what with the two RDJ and Jude Law movies; BBC’s Sherlock, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman; a...

  • Narrelle

    Well, I wrote it, so obviously I like it. I hope you do too....

  • Atlin Merrick

    Do you know what I love best about this book? It's about adventures. Adventures through London, Bohemian Melbourne, the Australian outback, and the hearts of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes.This is mo...

  • Sally Koetsveld

    This was a romping good read, and absolute page turner that I couldn't put down. ...

  • Margaret

    By now I'm sure everyone has realised that I read a lot of Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Some are good, some are mediocre, and some are downright terrible. Occasionally you get one that is bloody brillia...

  • Denise

    While waiting for the printed book to be published and delivered, I bought the ebook because I couldn't wait - and ended up reading it in one day. I really like the story and the way Watson and Holmes...

  • Adriana

    I have a weak spot for Sherlock Holmes pastiches, fanfiction, etc. Usually I’m more drawn to the… fantastical side of things (such as the stories in The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, s...

  • Rohase Piercy

    Oh, I did enjoy this one. Not least because it's set during the same canonical period as the second half of 'My Dearest Holmes', ie during the Great Hiatus (between Sherlock Holmes' supposed death at ...

  • BakerStTardis

    This is a brand new Sherlock Holmes story that takes place after Sherlock's death. My poor John Watson ( I have such a weakness for Watson) is in mourning for wife, baby and his best friend when he ge...

  • CleverBaggins

    This is a brand new Sherlock Holmes story that takes place after Sherlock's death. My poor John Watson ( I have such a weakness for Watson) is in mourning for wife, baby and his best friend when he ge...