Art in the Blood

Art in the Blood London A snowy December Sherlock Holmes is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend until a strangely encoded

  • Title: Art in the Blood
  • Author: Bonnie MacBird
  • ISBN: 9780008130831
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • London A snowy December, 1888 Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her young son has vanished, and she has been attacked in the streets of MontmartreLondon A snowy December, 1888 Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her young son has vanished, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre.Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem The most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in Lancashire have been found murdered The clues in all three cases point to a single, untouchable man, an art collector seemingly beyond reach of the law Will Holmes recover in time to find the missing boy and stop a rising tide of murders To do so he must stay one step ahead of a dangerous French rival and the threatening interference of his own brother, Mycroft.This latest adventure, in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the iconic duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which tests Watson s friendship and the fragility and gifts of Sherlock Holmes own artistic nature to the limits.

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    1. Sherlock Holmes is contacted by Mlle La Victorie, a French cabaret singer whose son has disappeared. But it seems that the missing child has links to the theft of a valuable statue. Now Holmes and Dr. Watson must find both the child and the statue.I think I must stop reading Sherlock Holmes books, at least those not written by Arthur Conan Doyle or Laurie R. King. It feels like every single Sherlock Holmes book I have read lately just doesn't work for me. Often Sherlock Holmes just doesn't feel [...]

    2. Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure reads like a cross between Benedict Cumberbatch's/Robert Downey's Sherlock more than Doyle's. Overall though, brushing aside comparison to Doyle's Watson's narration,Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure is a good read. 3.5 starsTC.

    3. Yo soy esa persona extraña que lee y ve cuanto libro y serie inspirada en Sherlock Holmes se le atraviesa (¡hola, Cumberbatch!), pero no ha leído las historias originales de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Lo sé, lo sé, ¡vaya vergüenza!Arte en la Sangre se presenta a sí mismo como una historia de un Sherlock Holmes diferente y en uno de sus momentos más vulnerables. Es por eso por lo que, supuestamente, el Doctor Watson no había querido publicar este relato. Así, nos encontramos en las primer [...]

    4. DNF at 33% I was pretty excited about this book. I was intrigued by the premise and I'm mildly obsessed with the tv shows Sherlock and Elementary. My main complaint is that the manic personality of Sherlock depicted so wonderfully in the shows did not translate well in the book. Same goes for the delightful banter between Sherlock and Watson. To me, Sherlock came across as mean and pedantic and that took away any enjoyment. I found myself putting the book down after 20 minutes of starting to rea [...]

    5. When Toulouse-Latrec showed up about page 100, I got worried. By page 120, after Mycroft threatens Sherlock with jail and "hard labour" I gave up. What a disappointment! This book has just about everything wrong in a Sherlock Holmes pastiche (Watson writing down curse words? Really? The client repeating her story twice in less than 100 pages? WHY?) and yet it still got published. Lovely cover, though. Too bad it couldn't have been for a book I'd want to give a darn about.

    6. That cover and title are so good I almost bought a signed copy without even knowing if the book was crap or not.3.5 StarsThis is one of the neatest things I've seen concerning a book extra. macbird/aitb/notes/ These are the illustrated annotations for the novel. They are spoilerific, but are broken into chapters so one won't accidentally spoil themselves. They are also written in a way that keeps with the narrative that the story is a restored copy of something Watson wrote. It's a nice touch.Th [...]

    7. One day while I was at work, my mom texted me. She works as a librarian and she knows how much I love Holmes pastiches. She saw this one and thought of me. Sorry mom, but I really didn't like it. Not enough to one star it, but just really annoying.For a while, I thought three stars. Then 2.5. Finally two. Now, I'm hovering around 1.5. My first dud of the year, man. We should celebrate this! (sarcasm)There were just a few things I had a problem with, and I'll try to list them as they came up to m [...]

    8. [I received a copy of this novel through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.]Decent but nothing to write home about. While I found myself excited at first, because it was reminiscent of actual Sherlock Holmes adventures, I also ended up losing touch fairly easily, and not being really interested in what was happening. Perhaps because of the hints at a potential attraction toward the French artist (I don't know for me, Irene Adler still remains the only woman for Sherlock). Or because th [...]

    9. My favorite Holmes stories are the ones I can read and they feel like Holmes, and I know little difference between the actions and reactions from the characters I first met thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "Art in the Blood" jumps quickly into an intriguing plot, introduces secondary characters who have some skin in the game, and - while it's difficult for stories like this to put our heroes into dire straits - really challenges our protagonists. Fast-paced, several intriguing subplots, Holmes [...]

    10. Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Bonnie MacBird tells the tale of an older and somewhat bitter Sherlock Holmes. Feeling betrayed by his brother and the country he loves after a disastrous investigation into the Jack the Ripper murders, Holmes has fallen into a back under the influence of the drug, cocaine. In December of 1888, Watson finds his friend listless and unresponsive. Fearing Holmes is fallen into a bout of depression that is fueled by his drug use, Watson implores the g [...]

    11. Art in the Blood is a pastiche with one of my favorite characters, Sherlock Holmes, and is an engaging tale and a promising series that I'm looking forward to reading more of. One of the aspects of this book that is the best is the research of author Bonnie MacBird. She is genius at including all the sidebar items of history that make fiction sing for me. And, the reading of Art in the Blood isn't the end of those fascinating tidbits. It is simply a required part of this reading to visit the aut [...]

    12. «O meu querido amigo Sherlock Holmes disse, uma vez: “A arte, no sangue, pode adotar a mais diversas formas.”» Assim tem início esta nova aventura da dupla detectivesca criada por Arthur Conan Doyle. Neste romance de estreia da argumentista Bonnie Macbird (n. 1951), a trama ambienta-se em 1888, na Londres ainda em choque com os macabros assassinatos em série de Jack, o Estripador. ()silenciosquefalam/

    13. For several months, I had 'Art In The Blood' on pre-order, which is something I almost never do, and was greatly looking forward to a book that gave every appearance of being a traditionally penned Sherlock Holmes story. Alas, it disappoints me to admit not only was this nothing of the sort, it has also gone a fair way in causing me to reconsider the wisdom in continuing to read pastiches by modern writers. It has been apparent for a while now that certain television and movie characterizations [...]

    14. QUATTRO E 1/2Recensione sul sito LA FENICE BOOKL'arte nel sangue è stato scritto dalla talentuosa, artista Bonnie Macbird che ha conseguito un master in Cinematografia. Durante la sua lunga carriera a Hollywood ha lavorato per la Universal, ha firmato il soggetto originale per film di successo come Tron, ha vinto tre Emmy Awards per la realizzazione di documentari, ha prodotto numerose commedie/musical e ha lavorato come attrice/regista per il teatro. Insomma un vero spirito artistico la nostra [...]

    15. What an absolute pleasure it was to immerse myself in Art in the Blood…a fun homage which is so very true to Conan Doyle’s style. Like the original, Holmes is brilliant, witty, annoying, fearless, and wonderfully vulnerable. And Watson remains the friend we all want to have. What captured me most was MacBird’s ability to include factoids about the historical period that literally and figuratively transported me. She has posted annotations (aitbnotes) that bring every detail to life. Doyle [...]

    16. Me gusto demasiado, más de lo que creí que me gustaría, fue una aventura llena de acción, misterio y demasiada diversión, es la primera vez que leo algo sobre sherlock holmes, y aunque esta novela no está escrita por sir arthur, estoy sumamente segura que la autora logró captar y plasmar la esencia de los personajes en este libro!!! Sin duda alguna me aventuraré a leer más sobre este hombre!!! ❤️Reseña completa: karlajgalindo/2016Vídeo reseña: youtube/watch?v=ZPXHo

    17. The book is nothing ground breaking but its a nice read. Well written and plays nicely on the characters. Srory line was quite good and didn't deviate too much from how the characters should be.Not as brilliant as House of Silk but still a decent read

    18. The story left a few events and details unanswered, and the end was a tad unrealistic, but overall it was a very enjoyable read.

    19. pertama liat sampulnya langsung mikir Sherlock di sini adalah versi novel dari serialnya, bentukannya Benedict bangetsuk ke dalam cerita, ini fix Sherlock-nya Benedict. interaksi dgn Watson, sifat, katakata, Mycroft-nya pun! setting tetap tahun 1800an tapi ga bisa merubah pendapat saya kalau ini adaptasi serialnya. agak sedih, sih, karena saya berharap baca novel seperti House of Silk (lupa pengarangnya) yang benarbenar menghidupkan kembali Holmes-nya Sir Arthur. tapi kekecewaan (sedikit) terbay [...]

    20. Actual rating 2.5 stars. The following review was originally posted on my book blog The Book Challengers.I actually wanted to read this book because of its pretty cover as there's something about book covers in black, white and red that appeals to me It's sooooo beautiful even with the blood droplets right next to Sherlock!!! I thought that the blurb was intriguing and decided to give it a shot although I have never been a very big fan of Sherlock Holmes on paper. I prefer to get to know him in [...]

    21. As Conan Doyle's iconic characters are public domain, many authors have written novels detailing new adventures. Bonnie MacBird's novel Art in the Blood is an excellent tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. She does justice to Holmes and Watson is creating an adventure stylistically similar to Doyle but at the same time entirely unique. Any fan of Sherlock Holmes would be proud to own this volume.Boredom is anathema to Sherlock Holmes, and the days after the disastrous Ripper Investigation are empt [...]

    22. This is quite a thrilling, complicated novel with all sorts of plots and sub-plots twisting and turning to great effect. Holmes and Watson dash across the channel to try and solve a mystery involving a charming French chanteuse. M. Vidocq, former criminal and future police chief join in, engaging in a not very friendly rivalry with Holmes. The trail leads back to England and involves Moriarty, art theft, international intrigue, the exploitation of child labour in the mining industry and oh a lot [...]

    23. For those who love the adventures of Sherlock Holmes this book is a must read for you. Sherlock and Watson take you on a wild ride to Paris upon receiving a letter for there immediate help. Is it a story about a missing child or is there more to it? You won't be able to stop reading this once you start. Captivating and intense this fast-paced action will keep you guessing until the end. Get Sherlocked today with Art in the Blood.

    24. Voto: 3.5Un giallo godibile, ma che non rispetta le premesse della trama. La prima parte è lenta e manca di mordente; recupera molto, invece, nella seconda parte che risulta sicuramente più ricca di azione. Anche se la MacBird tenta in tutti i modi di emulare lo stile di Sir Arthur Conan Doyle si percepisce fin da subito che a scrivere è una "penna" diversa! Ed io preferisco loSherlock Holmescreato da Doyle! ;)

    25. It’s late November, 1888, and as cold and dreary inside 221B as it is outside…at least, until the fire. Not a cozy fire in the hearth, but an actual fire which, but for the intervention of firemen, could have burned 221 Baker Street to the ground. Not that Sherlock Holmes particularly cares. When Watson (who is now married, but was summoned by his former landlady) finds him, he is laying on the settee,His hair awry, his face ashen with lack of sleep and sustenance, he looked, quite frankly, [...]

    26. I'm fussy about these "tribute" novels so I only gave it three stars but it's pretty good for a tribute novel. I read it quickly and it kept me interested until the end. It was a little stiff and there were moments where even I, not an expert in the period, could tell she'd made an error or an anachronism. But it was good and there were moments where she loosened up a bit and made the story a little more "hers", and a little more inherently interesting, and those were great. She should do more o [...]

    27. I'm not a big fan of Holmes portrayed as omnipotent. On the other hand, I also dislike it intensely when authors dumb him down and let him make one stupid mistake after another. Like in this book. Also, in the fanfiction community, there's a word for what Holmes is in this book: a woobie. Or, that one poor, fragile, always physically hurt, always suffering, always in despair and danger character. The author went way over the top here and by the end, I couldn't help but roll my eyes a little.

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