The year is 1896. Doctor Watson is invited to the Dorsetshire coast by an old friend. To Watson's surprise he manages to persuade his good friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes to accompany him. This hitherto unknown tale of Watson's involves romancing, dancing, occasional glasses of cider, but the holiday turns into a nightmare as the two old friends encounter an unimaginable evil which threatens their very souls. Can they triumph? - Fully revised and expanded 2nd edition.
"David Ruffle has taken on the challenge of writing a short novel in the style of Dr Watson, and all in all he does pretty well. It's very easy (I speak from experience) to become stilted or florid or verbose. Mr Ruffle largely avoids the stylistic traps. Mr Ruffle paints a vivid picture of Lyme and its harbour. The characters are distinct individuals: the charming landlady, the insufferable police inspector, Watson's friend the local doctor, and all the others. And the plot is undeniably exciting!"
Sherlock Holmes Society of London
MX Publishing Ltd
MX Publishing, based in London, have two main divisions – coaching and therapy including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Victorian literature and history, in particular Sherlock Holmes.