Title: The Holmes AffairAuthor: Graham Moore
Genre: Crime & Thriller, Mystery, action, adventure
A Brutal Killer
Sherlock Holmes' famous creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a new obsession: a brutal killer who is preying on young and vulnerable woman. Conan Doyle is roaming the dark streets of Victorian London hunting a man who is determined to evade capture.
A Missing Diary
As his search continues, Conan Doyle records the clues the killer leaves behind in a private diary — a diary that, 100 years later, has never been found.
A Deadly Secret
Enter Sherlock Holmes' fanatic, Harold White, who must find the missing diary — and in so doing discover a secret that Conan Doyle risked everything to hide...
I have always been a fan of mystery/detective novel ever since I was very little. I couldn't resist myself to buy this The Holmes Affair when I saw the book on the display.
This book is written in two plots — one in 1900 and one in 2010, with each story switching after each chapters. The first plot run with Arthur Conan Doyle investigating a murder back in 1900, and the second story with Harold White, a Holmes' fan in searching for Conan Doyle missing diary.
I found that the alternating chapters quite interesting. I find myself much more interested with Harold's mission in finding Conan Doyle's diary. It was fun, adventurous and suspense as compared to Conan Doyle investigation in 1900. I wasn't really satisfied with how the author conclude Conan Doyle investigation. I thought that it was too easy. But, I understand how hard it is to write a mystery fiction (since I have attempt to write one myself).
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I would recommend this book to mystery-adventure fans.
According to some source, The Holmes Affair and The Sherlockian are the same novel with different title.