I thought I might offer a couple of recommendations of Sherlock Holmes novels by other authors that I have enjoyed. The first is one that you probably have heard of, it is The Beekeepers Apprentice
by Laurie R. King. It centers around Mary Russell who meets and follows Sherlock Holmes in his retirement. It is an enjoyable novel, a very easy read, and quite entertaining. If you find you like the book, Laurie R. King has a few other Sherlock Holmes books in the series. I enjoyed them all.
Next is Dust and Shadow
by Lindsay Faye. In this novel, Holmes and Watson are on the trail of Jack the Ripper. The book has more twists and turns than Lombard Street. The book is very well written and will take you in from the very beginning and will keep you from your chores.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dust and Shadow.
Finally, I would recommend Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders
by Larry Millet. In this novel Sherlock Holmes traverses the Atlantic Ocean to set foot in Minnesota to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy young man. The book is part murder mystery novel and part St. Paul history. The author hails from St. Paul and has written several travel guides on the city, so he uses his knowledge of the city throughout the book. I found it very interesting and a fun read. If you enjoy it, you may be inspired to read more of his Sherlock Holmes novels, I believe he has written four. I have read one other novel of his, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon
, and I enjoyed it as well.
So there you have it, with the Winter weather getting ready to set in, hopefully you'll find some time to sit back and read. And if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan and would like to wander a little further in that vein, perhaps these recommendations will be helpful to you.