Phil van Wulven was born in Africa, in a family who changed houses and schools, as well as countries, quite often. Landlords, Headmasters, and governments prefer you to leave places as you found them, he discovered. He has lived in Canada for quite a while now, where he is busy growing roots. He hates rejection almost as much as dejection.
He likes trees, birds, sunsets, and all that, and is getting used to the idea that seeing a sunrise doesn’t mean he is on the way to work.
He likes to read, write, drink beer, and fix stuff.
on Sep. 08, 2011 :
A First Rate Sherlock Holmes Adventure
This Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson story finds the duo hot on the trail of a criminal who has stolen Lady Chatterley's Voodoo dolls. It all starts when Watson implores Holmes to accompany him to the horse races and they set off by train. Shortly upon arrival, Josiah Green requests they accompany him to New Forest where, Mother Lee, a gypsy, makes their acquaintance of Zungo, an African witchdoctor. Together they explain how the dolls came to be stolen and reveal the nefarious why- it's a plot against the Queen as a strike against the British Empire. Off Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go!
In this third tale written by van Wulven based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved series, van Wulven flawlessly captures the tone and style of the originals. The action is fast-paced as the plot motors on as fast as the horseless carriage in which they ride. The clues are true to the period, as is the technology. Most of all, this story shows how van Wulven takes delight in these larger than life characters. For isn't it true when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson sniff out a great mystery that "Dash it all Holmes, I suppose I will have to miss dinner at my in-laws tomorrow."
(reviewed the day of purchase)