Matthew Booth is a young writer. He is the Clerk of the Court in a British High Court and his interest in criminology – and the master sleuth Sherlock Holmes – started when he was a teenager. He has previously published a monograph on Holmes and the camera and it is very clear that he has a bright future ahead as a novelist. Sherlock Holmes and the Giant’s Hand – the first of three carefully structured stories in this collection – is set in rural Victorian England and is based on a case mentioned, but not recorded, by Dr. Watson. The story is a gripping murder mystery that reaches its climax in the unlikely setting of an ancient burial mound. Matthew Booth has captured the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and this collection of stories has all the elements necessary to keep every reader turning the pages.
by Matthew Booth