FURTHER ENCOUNTERS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Reviews of ‘The Adventure of the Professor’s Bequest’ found online:
- ‘There are wheels within wheels here, with a chilling and moody tone to the affair. A very strong opening to the collection. [...] I would seek out fiction from both of the first two authors in the collection.’ – Russ Thompson at Hellnotes.
- ‘It's a very nice story, showing that even the great detective can occasionally get his mind blown by his enemy's plots.’ – Señor Editor at Trash Mutant.
- ‘Our personal favourites (and understand that it is hard to single any story out) are “The Adventure of the Professor’s Bequest” and “The Case of the Devilís Door”, written by Philip Purser-Hallard and James Goss respectively.’ – Starburst.
- ‘Highlights include “The Adventure of the Professor’s Bequest” by Purser-Hallard that gets the collection off to a great start with a story involving the family of Moriarty begging for the help of the great detective.’ – Steve Taylor-Bryant at The Cult Den.
- ‘A few of my favorites? “The Adventure of the Professor’s Bequest” (Philip Purser-Hallard), a deep thinker involving some lost papers of the late Dr. Moriarty.’ – James Floyd Kelly at Geek Dad.
- ‘This collection starts of with a bang. [...] While the resolution of the mystery was somewhat predictable in the best way, allowing readers to feel a little of Holmesís superiority at having come to the right conclusion before anyone else, I felt like the discoveries made by both Holmes and Watson towards the end hit all the right emotional notes.’ – Christin Pike at Geek News Network.
- ‘It suffers from a somewhat threadbare mystery (or rather, something of a slender set of clues) but makes up for it by punting the story into a fascinating retro-futuristic-Matrix, Cartesian philosophical conundrum in the last few pages.’ – Matt Cresswell.
- ‘The best, by far, is the opening story, Purser-Hallardís “The Adventure of the Professor’s Bequest” [...] this is a story that could only have been written for the character of Moriarty, and one which ties together a science fiction idea [...] with the real science of the late 19th century, but in a way thatís creepily horrific precisely because of the Victorian setting.’ – Andrew Hickey at Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!.
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