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The Celtic Pheonix – A Sherlock Holmes Adventure introducing Tessa Wiggins – The Irregular Detective

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The Celtic Phoenix 

An enigmatic jewellery case holding human remains forces Sherlock Holmes out of retirement to chase a coldblooded murderer

To follow the trail of the murderer taunting him, he needs Tessa Wiggins, a former Baker Street irregular, by his side. The two find themselves battling forces arising from a time before England was a country—when the Celts were fighting for survival. 

Though set in 1919, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who reigned over much of Europe three thousand years ago. It was a time when the bond with Nature was strong . . . when people walked in the olde ways . . . when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. 

The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes to shake the rational foundations upon which Sherlock Holmes built his life and career. 

Book Info 

ISBN: 9781787053816 

Pages: 345

Publication-date: 4th December 2018

Publisher: MX Publishing 

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About the Author  –  Kim Krisco

His lifelong fascination for master storyteller, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his creation Sherlock Holmes, is what inspires Kim Krisco to write his new Sherlock Holmes mysteries. 

As a reader, Kim always wished he’d learn more about Holmes’ inner life. Where Doyle was not able to do that in short stories, Kim could allow for more detail and in-depth character development in his novels and novellas. 

Kim endeavours to capture the authentic feel of the Sherlock Holmes novels, placing them in historical settings, oftentimes interacting with real historical characters. This is what makes Kim’s Sherlock Holmes books unique historical mysteries. 

Aside from writing, Kim and his wife Sara followed their dream to experience more profoundly the beauty of nature by surrounding themselves by it. Abandoning most of their material possessions, they feel happier than ever in their cabin deep in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

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My Review:

The story finds Sherlock – having gone into retirement on the coast, receiving a mysterious package. The contents provides the means for a reunion with his old friend Watson.  And brings a new character – Tessa Wiggins, who Holmes met as a young girl she now helps run the local Salvation Army Institute and it is via Tessa that they manage to link into the all-female tribe of Druids – The Sisters of Scathach – including Ganna, an ancient Druid Priestess. 

Men who have wronged the women come up against the tribe and Murder ensues, not in favor of the male species.   Holmes, Waston, Professor Augustus Stone – a friend and Professor in ancient studies and Tessa have to find the women before more deaths occur and that in London – even back in the victoria era, is not an easy task.  Holmes, Watson, and Stone with Tessa at hand come together to take on this task using their skills and knowledge, an utterly thrilling tale combined with age-old characters including of course Holmes nemesis Moriarty plus some other strong female characters make for a compelling read. 

A strong contender in the vain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a sure hit with any Sherlock fans out there, such is the similarity in writing styles.  

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog tour – still one more review to go.

My thanks, once again to Caroline Vincent, who organizes these blog tours with utmost efficiency, care of attention with us bloggers, who do this simply for the pleasure of reading. 

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