Canary Trainer Memoirs Of John H Watson by John H WatsonCanary Trainer Memoirs Of John H Watson by John H Watson

Canary Trainer Memoirs Of John H Watson

byJohn H WatsonEditorNicholas Meyer

Paperback | March 1, 1995

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Located by a computer in the bowels of a major university where it had collected dust for over half a century, this missing manuscript by the biographer of Sherlock Holmes reveals for the first time a hitherto unknown episode in the life of the Great Detective. Holmes, master sleuth, was also an accomplished violinist. Following his discharge from therapy with Sigmund Freud (see The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), we now learn that he journeyed to Paris and there found employment as a pit musician at the Paris Opera. The year is 1891, Paris is the capital of the western world, and its opera house is full of surprises. First and by no means least is the sudden reappearance of the great love of Holmes's life, an accomplished singer from Hoboken, New Jersey. Second is the series of seemingly bizarre accidents - each more sinister than the last - allegedly arranged by the "Opera Ghost, " an opponent who goes by many names and is more than equal to Holmes. Alone in a strange and spectacular city, with none of his normal resources, Holmes is commissioned to protect a vulnerable young soprano, whose beautiful voice obsesses a creature no one believes is real, but whose jealousy is lethal. In this dazzling, long-awaited sequel to The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, the detective pits wits against a musical maniac, and we are treated to an adventure unlike any other in the archives of Sherlock Holmes.
Title:Canary Trainer Memoirs Of John H WatsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.54 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:W W Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393312410

ISBN - 13:9780393312416

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't Meyer study, like he did with The 7%One? Meyer's previous Holmes books were better. You know why? Because he studied the facts about his characters. The Seven Per Cent Solution had Sigmuend Frued. He at least used real facts about that! Haven't read The West End Horror yet, but I've heard it's good and uses real facts about the Ripper. For this one, he dosen't even pay attention to Holmes' title. It was an unpublshed case mentioned in Black Peter. The Arrest of Wilson, the Notorious Canary Trainer. The Phantom's name wasn't Wilson. He wasn't arrested; he died. Which brings me to another point-Meyer dosen't use the book's own facts. The Phantom didn't die that way, and that time. And yet another- this book was poorly dated. And now, the big one- there WAS a villian named Wilson who trained canaries and was arrested. Meyer found it with a computer and researched it for 3 years- he would have found more than a few errors!Alas, despite that, the plot's OK.
Date published: 2000-04-29

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While employed as a violinist by the Paris Opera in 1891, Sherlock Holmes discovers many surprises: the reappearance of his great love and a series of bizarre accidents allegedly arranged by the "Opera Ghost", an opponent more than equal to Holmes in cunning.