READ KINDLE ð The Case of the Russian Chessboard: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Only Now Revealed - by Charlie Roxburgh #2020


  • Title: The Case of the Russian Chessboard: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Only Now Revealed
  • Author: Charlie Roxburgh
  • ISBN: 9781780922164
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Case of the Russian Chessboard: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Only Now Revealed By Charlie Roxburgh Mr Holmes, save my sister from whatever nameless horror has just driven this friend of ours to her death It is late on a foggy November afternoon and a desperate young woman arrives at Baker Street, imploring Sherlock Holmes to help her She is terrified about what may be going on inside a secretive London refuge for Russian exiles from which her sister has sent an enig Mr Holmes, save my sister from whatever nameless horror has just driven this friend of ours to her death It is late on a foggy November afternoon and a desperate young woman arrives at Baker Street, imploring Sherlock Holmes to help her She is terrified about what may be going on inside a secretive London refuge for Russian exiles from which her sister has sent an enigmatic warning And so begins a frightening case which deeply strains both Holmes and Watson because of the mystifying nature of the forces against them and the appalling consequences of failure.The case leads into strange territory Into the circles of Victorian London s radicals and idealists, where early feminists and socialists rub shoulders with exiled foreign revolutionaries To a utopian anarchist commune in Essex wilderness, which imitates Tolstoy s farm communes in Russia Into the nightmarish political world from which London s Russian exiles have fled The trail leads onwards to one appalling discovery after another as Holmes gradually unravels a labyrinthine, deeply evil conspiracy Just when it seems that things could get no worse, Holmes encounters a shocking secret at the heart of governments.Narrated by Dr Watson, The Case of the Russian Chessboard respects Sherlock Holmes traditions and, as reviewers have commented, weaves the story round well researched historical facts Mingling mystery with gaslight, this dark, twisting tale offers a gripping and thought provoking read.In major e book formats, like Kindle and Kobo, as well as paperback.
    Charlie Roxburgh
    Charlie Roxburgh writes new Sherlock Holmes stories, aiming for the dark, menacing atmosphere which makes certain original Sherlock Holmes stories so gripping He is a stickler for respecting the characters of Holmes and Watson as portrayed by Conan Doyle and seeks plots which involve evils so truly sinister that they really warrant exposure by Sherlock Holmes They are evils which have a solid, factual basis in late Victorian history, though maybe airbrushed from our knowledge An initial story has been published another is in the pipeline.Published in paperback and various e book formats The Case of the Russian Chessboard a Sherlock Holmes mystery only now revealed This is set among political radicals in 1890s London, where early socialists and feminists rubbed shoulders with refugee Russian dissidents In the Russian Empire meanwhile an astonishing, Machiavellian, secret strategy for modern tyranny was being perfected and London s Russians were easily within its reach Holmes dubs this strategy the Russian Chessboard He checkmates its operation in this particular case But the Russian Chessboard , alas, marches on to be copied by other governments since.Reviews have praised this story s labyrinthine plot, its traditional characterisation of Sherlock Holmes, its political thriller character, and the accuracy of its unusual historical background Be advised, it is a dark tale with moments of horror not for anyone seeking a light hearted read.For a video review by Sherlockian star Ross K Foad nplh the case of the russiaFor anyone intrigued by the historical background to the Russian Chessboard , Google and ye shall find After the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Russian Communists captured the Czarist secret police files then copied the techniques themselves and on the web are writings by Victor Serge, a revolutionary who read them Another set of Czarist secret police documents was traded to the United States government by the Russian Czarist spy base in Paris and you can read plenty about these on the public section of the CIA website The CIA has made such methods a mainstay of its covert operations, as demonstrated by the writings of the CIA defector, Philip Agee.Paperback Case Russian ChessboKindle The Case Russian CheAlso in other e book formats, Kobo etc.

    The Case of the Russian Chessboard: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Only Now Revealed By Charlie Roxburgh

    Commentaires:

    Tim Vicary
    This is a great story that should really appeal to Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts Charlie Roxburgh certainly knows his stuff he has mastered the Holmes idiom brilliantly, with the indignant Watson and the supersleuth moving from Baker Street and the Foreign Office to London s Hyde Park, where a bicycling murderess appears through the gloomy mist of a London particular with a water carbide lamp on her handlebars and a revolver in her pocket The author also knows a great deal even than Conan Doyle a [...]

    Tocotin
    Short as it is, this book is worth neither time nor money Nothing exciting happens on stage, everything in the wooden dialogue, which means that nothing exciting happens at all.Why did I read it Well, it was cheap, and I m always interested in Russian revolutionaries in Europe and all kinds of early anarchist etc movements This book totally didn t deliver The Okhrana intrigue was so hamfisted it was laughable And how weak is lifting names from Russian classics Ivan Myshkin, really How lazy can y [...]

    Sue
    I won a copy of The Case of the Russian Chessboard , a Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Charlie Roxburgh through the Giveaway Contest.Charlie Roxburgh writes imitation Sherlock Holmes stories,respecting the characters of Holmes and Watson that have a solid factual basis in late 1890 s.The story is narrated by Dr Watson set in the the 1890s London.The plot centers around a young desperate woman, Victoria Simmonds, who seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes, to save her sister, Angela, who she believes is in [...]

    Elizabeth Ray
    I won a copy of The Case of the Russian Chessboard , a Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Charlie Roxburgh through the Giveaway Contest I really enjoyed this book It was so very true to Sherlock Holmes It honestly felt like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had written it Sherlock Holmes and Watson talked, walked, and interacted true to their characters I also liked how the author cleverly explained near the end why this specific mystery was revealed so late I did feel like a few things may have been unanswered, b [...]

    Kristina Patmore
    I was pleasantly surprised by The Case of the Russian Chessboard which lives up to the essence of the original Sherlock Holmes stories in a way that so many modern attempts fail to do The plot is conceivable and full of well researched historical detail whilst the prose felt true to the originals and successfully conjured up 221B Baker Street and the atmosphere of Victorian London This story kept me interested through to the end where others have felt jarring and inconsistent in their efforts to [...]

    Tanya
    This is an intriguing Sherlock Holmes story Darker than the norm, the story is set in a context which accurately reflects some parts of the Russian emigre community in London in the late nineteenth century Focusing on the Nihilist movement and the Russian secret police it shows humans ability to act totally ruthlessly.If you are interested in reading a late nineteenth century political thriller, then this is definitely worth a read But if all you want is a romping Sherlock Holmes whodunnit, then [...]

    Gillian
    Not one that I would normally choose, it was a recommendation, well what a surprise It may only be 110 pages but what a 110 pages We are dropped into the immigrant Russian culture and how its philosophies and ideals mix with Victorian London Very interesting.Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Evelyn
    I did not care for this novel, at all Couldn t even finish it.

    Shirley Nicholson
    I was surprised that I became completely absorbed in this book It is a gripping read and accurate in historical detail.

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