The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Joanna Blalock unknowingly is the product of a sole assignation between the late Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler After the nurse and her ten year old son see a man fall to his death in an apparen

  • Title: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Leonard Goldberg
  • ISBN: 9781250101044
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1910 Joanna Blalock unknowingly is the product of a sole assignation between the late Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler After the nurse and her ten year old son see a man fall to his death in an apparent suicide, elderly Dr John Watson and his charming handsome son Dr John Watson Jr invite her to join their detective team From hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War o1910 Joanna Blalock unknowingly is the product of a sole assignation between the late Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler After the nurse and her ten year old son see a man fall to his death in an apparent suicide, elderly Dr John Watson and his charming handsome son Dr John Watson Jr invite her to join their detective team From hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878 1880, the group devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging Scotland Yard the British aristocracy.

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    1. I think It was the best dedective book after Sherlock Holmes.I admire Joanna blalock(Holmes) .I think Watson , Jack and Joanna are best group :)) I would like that there will also be joanna blalock series .I am looking forward for this.I hope one day somebody will discover this book!!!

    2. Amazing!!!!Well, even though he's not as good as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I really love this book.ButI thought Irene Adler married that lawyer, Godfrey Norton. And she and Holmes didn't even have time for that, did they? That's a mystery. I even wanna ask Sir Arthur to tell me everything.Like father, like daughter Joanne has become one of my idols.

    3. It was pure willpower (and guilt since I got the library to buy in the book) that got me through this book. I love reading (well-written) Sherlock Holmes pastiches like those by Laurie R. King and Sherry Thomas, but that's not the case with this book. The only thing that was good about this book is that it was so easy to read because you could skim the pages. The book lacks well-developed characters and an interesting story. Most of the characters in this book is a new generation of the classica [...]

    4. There are just some tag words that have me reaching for a book without doing much preliminary investigation whether a book is for me. 'Sherlock Holmes' in title or blurb would we one of those. Pair that with the idea that he has a daughter and she, a keen observer, setting out on her first mystery and I'm all in.The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes takes place after the death of Holmes with Watson in his old age. Watson's son, Dr. John Watson, Jr. is the narrator of the story explaining how they got [...]

    5. I really like Holmes pastiches for the most part; it is a really high bar of expectations though. I wanted to like this one, I wanted it very much. But, oh dear gods, this was potential unrealized.The narrator is Dr. John Watson, Jr who works as a pathologist for a London hospital. His father, the redoubtable Dr. Watson, is still living at 221B Baker Street and Miss Hudson, the daughter of Mrs. Hudson serves as housekeeper. Sherlock Holmes has passed away and in doing so has ascended the pedesta [...]

    6. Originally published at Reading RealityThis book is absolutely charming, and I was utterly charmed.The title does give just a bit of it away, as well as the reason why I picked it up in the first place. I find Sherlock Holmes pastiches completely irresistible, and with that title, well, it couldn’t be anything but. The protagonists of this lovely little mystery are the esteemed Dr. John H. Watson, friend and chronicler of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, his son, John H. Watson the younge [...]

    7. This story was reminiscent tothe old movies of the 39-40's,with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.Narrator Steve West was ok.

    8. Sherlock Holmes fans will enjoy The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg as they are introduced to the next generation of characters following those from the Holmes canon. A young widow and her son witness a man fall to his death. Was it suicide? Murder? The now-elderly Dr. Watson has little interest in the case until he learns the identity of the woman who witnessed the fall. She is Joanna Blalock, the secret daughter of his deceased friend Sherlock Holmes and ‘the woman’ Irene A [...]

    9. I've given this a B+ for narration and a C- for content at AudioGals. That should technically bring the rating up to 3.5 stars rounded up, but I'm leaving it at 3 stars because the story was so weak.I’ll confess straight off that I’m not what I’d call a Sherlock Holmes “aficionado”. I’ve read some of the books and stories, and have enjoyed his various celluloid iterations, from Basil Rathbone and Peter Cushing to Jeremy Brett and Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sherry Thomas’ re-imaginin [...]

    10. I liked this book at the beginning, then the monotonous writing began to grate on my nerves. It tells the story of Dr. Watson Sr. and his son Dr. Watson. A young woman comes to Watson Sr. and asks him to look into her brother's death, which has been ruled a suicide. Long story short, he agree only because the witness is, unknown to her, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. The storyline is interesting at first, but the writer feels the need to mansplain everything to the reader as if [...]

    11. 2.5*s maybe?It was alright. I found the story surprisingly similar to The Sign of Four, so not the strongest story at all. A few editing misses also made it a bit inconsistent. I'm not sure I believe Joanna knew all those things she could call up in an instant but didn't know what a Star of David was. At least it was a very fast read.

    12. Meh meh meh. For a mystery, there was no mystery here. Holmes Jr is supposed to be just as smart as her father, but 99% of her observances and deductions were predictable and obvious. Add in the fact that all the characters were as boring as sin, and I'm glad I got this from the library instead!

    13. This book was fun to read because it was so reminiscent of reading Sherlock Holmes stories, but with a tiny bit of romance.

    14. *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I love Sherlock Holmes and detectives who use deductive reasoning and the powers of observation to solve a case, so when I saw this one pop up on Netgalley I immediately requested it. I feel so incredibly lucky to been given the chance to read this book early. There are rarely dull or slow moments in this book, with most pages being paramount for the mystery. Now, it is plainly obvious who the villain is, this is not the my [...]

    15. Beautiful widow Joanna Blalock and her young son are witnesses when Charles Harrelston falls from a nearby building. Harrelston's family is sure that he did not commit suicide, and Joanna agrees. When an elderly Dr. Watson, and his son John, also a doctor, are asked to investigate, they welcome Joanna, a trained nurse, to their company. Dr. Watson also reveals that Joanna is really the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. It's quite clear to all three, and to the reader, who the culprit [...]

    16. An interesting Sherlock Holmes "sequel" - in the group of mysteries in which Sherlock Holmes has a lesser-known niece, daughter, or other relative.Overall I enjoyed it and would read another book in this series (if there is to be one); there isn't really any mystery (it is pretty obvious who the villain is, just that Sherlock Holmes' daughter has to prove it). It is different than the Laurie R. King series with Russell/Holmes.I did find it confusing that the author apparently decided to re-use a [...]

    17. Very much in the vein of the original Holmes with the story "written" by John Watson's son in place of his father. There's references and ties to the original stories as well.I'll admit I'm not super familiar with every little Sherlockian detail, but I rather enjoyed it. I hope to see more in this series.

    18. Joanna Blalock, a widow and her ten year old son witness a man falling to his death. Scotland Yard has investigated and ruled his death as suicide. Dr. Watson, partner to the late Sherlock Holmes is approached by the man's family to investigate as they truly believe the victim would never commit suicide. Dr. Watson and his son, Dr. John Watson Jr. begin to interview the witnesses beginning with Joanna. The author has clearly given her many of the same characteristics as Sherlock Holmes and I was [...]

    19. Excellent storylineloved Joanna Blalock's character; smart as a tack (just like Dad)Would love this as a seriesw generation of problem solvers: Dr. Watson's son and Joanna.

    20. I AM SHERLOCKED – only true fans will understand! I am always looking for anything from novels to T.V. shows that take me to Sherlock’s world. I have loved everything I have ever read or watched that revolves around Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved character. This book was definitely a twist on the character that I have never read before – yes, Sherlock has a daughter. In this book, Sherlock Holmes has since passed, but his faithful friend, Dr. John Watson is still around as is his son D [...]

    21. Sherlock Holmes has a daughter? The enigmatic and amazingly brilliant detective has passed down his perfect crime-fighting genes to his daughter. This new look at old characters and their offspring is what drew me to the book. I love the concept of a novelist imagines beloved characters. However (I’m sad that I have to use such a contrary word here), The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg missed the mark in places.It is 1914 and Drs. Watson, Sr. and Jr. work with the incredibly in [...]

    22. There are books that enlighten you. There are books that enrage you. There are books that ennervate you. And there are books that entertain you.That last category is not to be dismissed. On a lonely Friday night--and you can tell I've had more than a few of those by how many books I've read--there is nothing better than to ensconce onself in one's reading chair and let a good storyteller entertain you. It sure beats going to the buffet and looking at the girls.This is an excellently entertaining [...]

    23. I found out about this reinvention of the Sherlock Holmes story through Laurie R. King, herself a Holmesian author. The books are very different, where I think of King for sumptuous details and well crafted mysteries, The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes is on the lighter side. The case draws heavily on the characters and mysteries written by Doyle, inventing a whole new generation of Holmes, Watsons, Morans, Lestrades, and presumably more if this book turns into a series. I found the book moved alon [...]

    24. The actual mystery in this book is reasonably interesting, though lifted in a large part from The Sign of the Four. And the premise could have been very interesting: Sherlock Holmes had a daughter as the result of a brief liaison with Irene Adler, the only woman he ever loved (and the main figure in the first Holmes short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia." What's not to love?But what could have been a very interesting exploration becomes simply a remake of a Sherlock Holmes novel in which all of the [...]

    25. I love Sherlock Holmes, and I am not a traditionalist, so I thought this might be a fun twist on the Holmes pantheon, with a feminist slant. Unfortunately, I found this very dull, and gave up on it about halfway through.Here's the thing about Holmes - he has no social skills and doesn't suffer fools [which he believes is everyone but himself] with any level of patience. However, he has a cleverness and delivers his cluelessness with other people using a wink and a nod that is somehow endearing, [...]

    26. I have read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories many times. I'm willing to give almost any Holmes-inspired tale a read. I also liked the idea of a mystery featuring the hidden daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler as detective. I liked this book. It was almost an homage to the Holmes stories rather than a new, original take, but it was an entertaining read.Only Dr. Watson survives from the cast of characters in the original Holmes stories. The new characters are all sons and daughters of th [...]

    27. I am a fan of Holmes pastiches. An awful lot of them seem to feature his daughter, as this one does. In those of other authors, she doesn't really act like Sherlock. She acts more like a superhero or so called "Mary Sue". But this is different, she acts like Sherlock, to the point of being able to tell strangers details about their lives from observation. As in the original stories, this is a bit contrived, but feels =very much true to Canon.She is assisted (or rather, she assists) the original [...]

    28. I found this book while poking around on Netgalley and found it among St Martin’s Press’s new releases. I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes (and, ok, Sherlock, Elementary, and the RDjr movies, too) and was delighted to receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review.And, I honestly liked this book. This book takes place after Sherlock has passed and the plot is carried out by Dr. Watson and the next generation…Watson’s son, John (also a Doctor Watson), Lestrade’s son, and – as the tit [...]

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