From the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Kings Governess - Spring 1902. Holmes finds a body in Regents Park, and when a Scottish lawyer is found murdered on the same day, he senses a conspiracy connected with the Jacobites. Holmes and Watson head for Scotland, convinced a collection of golden angels hidden at the time of the American War of Independence is now sought byFrom the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Kings Governess - Spring 1902. Holmes finds a body in Regents Park, and when a Scottish lawyer is found murdered on the same day, he senses a conspiracy connected with the Jacobites. Holmes and Watson head for Scotland, convinced a collection of golden angels hidden at the time of the American War of Independence is now sought by the conspirators who assassinated the president......
|Title||:||Sherlock Holmes and the American Angels|
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Sherlock Holmes and the American Angels Reviews
A hoard of Jacobite gold paid for by the French, bound for America to help in her uprising against British rule and pursued by the authorities disappears in the Scottish highlands.A century later, cryptic messages, murders with Jacobite connections and a new American conspiracy lead to new speculation about what happened to the gold.Enter Watson and Holmes....Another well written Holmes pastiche by Barrie Roberts.4 STARS
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE AMERICAN ANGELS. (2007). Barrie Roberts. ***1/2.Here’s another pastiche, this one uniting the history of France and America. In one period of our history, we were at war with England. That situation was so steady that you could almost pick your own date. France, back then, was a sworn enemy of England – hence, a putative ally of America. In an effort to help support our American efforts against England, France donated thousands of angels that America could use to further their war efforts. An angel was a gold coin minted by the French of fixed value. The intended use of this money was to be a source of stability for America against the British in their battle with the Jacobites. When the money was to be transferred, it went missing. It was thought to be hidden somewhere in or on a loch in the highlands. Sherlock gets involved in the recovery of this money, but soon learns that he is not the only seeker. There’s a good deal of history here as well as an excellent representation of the times of Holmes and Watson. Although the setting is around the turn of the century, and America is still reeling from the assassination of President McKinley, the money becomes even more important as a way of supporting those who would like to take over the Empire. The thrust of the conflict is a series of pseudo-claims against the British throne. Interesting premise here, along with a suitable casting of characters.
More great Sherlock Holmes pastiche from Barrie Roberts. Holmes, Watson, Scottish Highlands, Jacobite conspiracy, treasure hunt - what's not to like. The game's afoot.