Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review: The Baker Street Jurors (Baker Street Letters #5) by Michael Robertson

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1055 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250060060
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (July 19 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017H2LBRO

Book Description

Michael Robertson has delighted mystery readers and Sherlock Holmes aficionados everywhere with his charming and innovative Baker Street mystery series, where brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath are charged with answering letters to Sherlock that arrive at their law office, located at 221B Baker Street.

Everyone must do jury duty. Even Sherlock Holmes.

A nation’s greatest sports hero has been accused of murder. The trial is approaching, and the public is clamoring—both for and against. And in a desperate, computer-generated quest to fill its quota of jurors, the Crown Court has included on its summons list the known occupants—real and otherwise—of 221B Baker Street. One summons is addressed to Sherlock Holmes; it doesn’t matter to the Crown Court Jury Selection Service whether Holmes is real or fictional, or in which century he existed.

The other is addressed to Mr. Nigel Heath—who is living and sleeping on the couch in his office at Baker Street Chambers. With Nigel in the jury selection pool are a lovely young woman with a mysterious tattoo, an elderly widow with piercing blue eyes and a mind like a tack, a slick millennial whose occupation is cornering the market on prescription drugs, and a tall man with an aquiline nose who seems reluctant to say exactly how he received his jury summons.

Before the trial is done, Nigel and each of his fellow prospective jurors will wonder not only which of them will be impaneled—and what verdict they will reach—but also who will survive to render it.

Other Reviews

"Agatha Christie fans will revel in Robertson’s fifth novel...This is Robertson’s best work yet, a classic fair play whodunit leavened with humor." --Publishers Weekly (Starred)

"Robertson, who seems to command an unlimited stream of clever ideas for recycling the Holmes legend without resuscitating the great man, outdoes himself in the most effervescent of his five Baker Street cocktails to date." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

Praise for The Baker Street Mystery series:

"Any Holmes fan would enjoy Michael Robertson's fresh new take on the Holmes stories...fast-paced and thoroughly entertaining." --CNN, Must Read Books

"A puzzler that cries out for the talented and imaginative Robertson to quickly bring forth a sequel." --The Richmond Times-Dispatch

"A thumbs-up to this new series." --The Charlotte Observer

"A heck of a ride, and fun to boot, which is all we need ask of the kind of puzzle story Mr. Robertson so ably delivers." ―The New York Journal of Books

"A fun caper, a mystery that spans two continents...A fast-paced chase." ―Mystery Readers Journal

Read an excerpt


About the Author

 MICHAEL ROBERTSON works for a large company with branches in the United States and England. His first novel in this series, The Baker Street Letters, has been optioned by Warner Bros. for television. He lives in San Clemente, California.

My Review

 The Baker Street Jurors is the fifth book in the Baker Street Letters series by author Michael Robertson. I have not read the earlier books in the series.

The Baker Street Jurors offers readers a new way of looking at Sherlock Holmes. This book is suitable for Holmes fans as well as those who are not. It is a good steady mystery. It is well written. Twists at the end make it quite satisfying.

Fun book. Highly recommend The Baker Street Jurors.

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