The Baker Street Letters: A Mystery

Paperback | February 1, 2011

byMichael Robertson

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First in a spectacular new series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes

In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route-and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter in her desperation turns to the one person she thinks might help-she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.

That letter creates an uproar at 221b Baker Street, which now houses the law offices of attorney and man about town Reggie Heath and his hapless brother Nigel. Instead of filing the letter like he's supposed to, Nigel decides to investigate. Soon he's flying off to L.A., inconsiderately leaving a very dead body on the floor in his office. Big brother Reggie follows Nigel to California, as does Reggie's sometime lover, Laura - a quick-witted stage actress who's captured the hearts of both brothers.

When Nigel is arrested, Reggie must use all his wits to solve a case that Sherlock Holmes would have savored, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans will adore.

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First in a spectacular new series about two brother lawyers who lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock HolmesIn Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route-and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter in her desperation turns to the one person she thinks migh...

Michael Robertson works for a large company with branches in the United States and England. The Baker Street Letters is his first novel and has been optioned by Warner Bros. for television. He lives in Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 209.04 × 5.52 × 20.07 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312650647

ISBN - 13:9780312650643

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good. Even though it isn't very long it drags. The characters were completely unlikable. The plot was so thin that it almost didn't exist. It has a great basic premise but doesn't live up to it.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Baker Street Letters Interesting premise! Good story!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Baker Street Letters Interesting premise! Good story!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks like a good series Looking forward to the next three
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Plodding and improbable. Would not recommend at all.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Baker Street Letters I thought it was a little slow starting and I am not sure what really happened to the main characters in the end. I guess they want you to read the next one.
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Baker Street Letters I really enjoyed reading this book. I just wanted to keep reading after the first page. It was a modern version of the old Sherlock Holmes stories. I will definately read the next one.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Baker Street Letters I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I can't wait to read more from the series.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad, I enjoyed the story, but I felt that the story lacked a little something. The twist wasn't much of one.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mr Novel doesn't end. Leaves you hanging. Soapopraish without the necessary desire to follow up.
Date published: 2014-01-21

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"A very entertaining novel. Mystery fans, whether they're Sherlock Holmes addicts or not, will thoroughly enjoy it. [This] should be a popular series indeed." -Booklist"An intriguing and original plot, a likeable detective and a page turning read." -M. C. Beaton"A transatlantic mystery draws two brothers into a web of murder when attorney Reggie Heath rents office space on Baker Street. He begins receiving letters from various places addressed to Sherlock Holmes, and considers the letters an amusing nuisance. But his mentally fragile younger brother Nigel, who's working as a clerk for his brother, becomes obsessed with the continuing correspondence of a young Californian searching for her missing mother. Sure-footed, Robertson's debut is lively and inventive." -Kirkus Reviews