Review: The Stone of Destiny: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Title: The Stone of Destiny: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
Author: Richard T. Ryan
Published: 2017
Page Count: 249
Rating: 4/5

I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

This Sherlock Holmes Adventure story takes place in 1901 where Mr. Holmes is on yet another quest. Queen Victoria has passed and the Stone of Destiny (Coronation Stone/Stone of Scone) has been stolen by some members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Mycroft (Holmes’ brother) has asked Mr. Holmes and Watson to help get the stone back where it belongs. So they set off in yet another detective adventure.

I really enjoyed this one. I found myself wanting to keep reading and to find out how Sherlock was going to find this stone. I loved Holmes and Watson. The dialog was great between the two of them. The writing is also very good in this book. It is very much like reading a historical fiction, more than a mystery because I found that the mystery parts, were easily predicted. I like reading mysteries where I can’t predict the ending and I saw this one coming. But that’s not to say it wasn’t good, because it was. Also, I was a little disappointed that Holmes let Denis and Kathleen go with no punishment and the fact that Denis so easily gave up when murder even crossed his mind to achieve his goal.

I’ll be honest, I have never heard of the Stone of Scone, so reading this book, gave me great reason to do some research on it and learn something new. I enjoyed this read much more than The Vatican Cameos. It kept me wanting more and very entertained. I would love to read Richard T. Ryan’s future Sherlock books if he is to put anymore out. If you like Sherlock Holmes, check this one out.


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