Sherlock Holmes and The Birchwood Affair

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A letter to the British Government from a blackmailer brings Holmes and Watson to the town of Truro in Cornwall. There they investigate a mysterious and often fatal illness which has befallen the townspeople as predicted by the blackmailer.

By visiting the victims and their places of work a common thread appears. Holmes prevents further illness but now must find the culprit and bring him to task. More

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Words: 11,880
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301447312
About Dick Gillman

Dick Gillman is a Yorkshireman in his 60's. He retired from teaching Science in 2005 and moved to Brittany, France in 2008 with his wife Alex, Truffle, the Black Labrador and Poppy, the cat. He still has strong links with the UK where he visits his two grown up children and his grandchildren.

During his retirement he has written nineteen Sherlock Holmes short stories, the majority of which are published here. His latest short story, Sherlock Holmes and The Broken Watch of Meiringen was published at Smashwords in November, 2016. He has also been selected to contribute a story to the superb, World Record beating, 3 volume Sherlock Holmes anthology from MX Published in October, 2015. His story, Sherlock Holmes and The Man on Westminster Bridge had the privilege of being chosen as the anchor story in Volume 2 of the trilogy.

Watch out for further Sherlock Holmes short stories throughout 2017. His very latest seven story collection, 'Julia Moriarty - in memorium' which contains all the stories in which he crosses swords with the beautiful, but deadly, Julia Moriarty, is soon to be available at Smashwords as an e-book and can be found as a paperback at all major online bookstores.

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Review by: Erin Kiyonaga on Oct. 16, 2013 :
An excellent light story! Doesn't take very long to read while still long enough to live our the great plot. Well written staying with the original Holmesian structure and spirit. I'd recommend giving it a read.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Jay Ganguly on Sep. 26, 2013 :
Fantastic story! Very enjoyable. The plot is great - and the climax is quite neat! I'd recommend this one - as well as the others in the "Fireside Collection" series!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Bald Eagle on Jan. 11, 2013 :
My Grandfather used the poison used in this story for garden pest control! A delightful read.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

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