Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Satyr Collection Volume 1 Review

by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Reviewed by Rachael Osborne

I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes and was very keen to start reading this book. It is described as “Ten compelling Sherlock Holmes Mysteries in one complete book.” As stated the book contains ten stories about the exploits of Sherlock Holmes.

The first one The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb caught my interest immediately as it is set in Egypt and is about a curse of an Ancient Egyptian’s tomb. Having an interest in the Ancient Egyptians I was very eager to read this! The setting was described beautifully and I could really picture myself there. I also loved The Mystery of the Faceless Bride and found it very chilling! The Case of the Cracked Mirror is another one that I adored given the fact that it is set in the Paris Opera House and concerns a certain Phantom. I loved the fact that the stories are written from either Watson’s or Holmes’ view point, it added an interesting edge, and I could hear the characters reading in my head.

Each story is incredibly well written, and very difficult to put down. I loved the way that Pennie Mae Cartawick feeds you lots of clues but you have no idea which information is relevant. I adore a good murder mystery and enjoyed trying to work out what had happened. Suffice to say I never worked it out but really enjoyed trying to! There was always that ‘lightbulb’ moment when Holmes explained how it had happened, and the ‘oh yeah, why didn’t I think of that?’

The stories are short which I really enjoyed as you could read one in one sitting and therefore I didn’t need to refresh my memory. A perfect book to enjoy over a cuppa or a glass of wine! I will definitely be reading her other Sherlock novels!

Rating: 5/5

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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