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Witty Little Knitter

I read fantasy, crime, true crime, lgbt-romance and books written by my favourite comedians. List not necessarily complete.
Sometimes I write for Bibliodaze

Currently reading

Stephen and Matilda
Jim Bradbury
Progress: 52/262 pages
Krieg und Frieden
Michael Grusemann, Leo Tolstoy
Progress: 579/1024 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 2%.

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets: An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space - Guy Adams, Glen Mehn, Kasey Lansdale

First story:

if I'm reading a Holmes-pastiche (even if it's one where Holmes...eh Haus is a fortune-teller at a carnival and his companion is called Jim Walker) I expect:

  • a mystery at the beginning, be it a disappearance of somebody or something, a murder or just somebody having a weird feeling
  • Holmes/Haus/however he may be called doing some investigating
  • the mystery gets solved

You can not distract me from the fact that the second part is half and the third part is completely missing by throwing dozens of references to the original canon at me.

This reads like the first chapter from a book, not like a short-story