By Susan Conant
Susan Conant maintains to surprise--this time via related to puppy author Holly iciness in a wickedly a laugh story choked with dastardly deeds and pleasant eccentrics.
An avid devotion to the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and an both avid devotion to canine, mix to attract Holly iciness and her cherished malamutes, Rowdy and Kimi, into one among Conant's most unique and wonderful mysteries to date.
Rowdy has comprehensive his education as a remedy puppy and now accompanies Holly on weekly visits to the Gateway Nursing domestic, the place they meet Althea Battlefield, nonetheless ambitious on the age of 90, and her aged, admiring cohorts, Hugh and Robert--all enthusiast devotees of the grasp (as they name Sherlock Holmes). When Althea's grandnephew is murdered on the domestic of her more youthful sister, Ceci, everyone seems to be horrified, yet it is the plight of Ceci herself--who is being victimized through an unscrupulous animal psychic--that ultimately unites this not likely team in a crime-stopping spree that calls for not just the finely tuned ratiocination of the Holmes admirers however the keen cooperation of an outraged Holly and the very specific skills of her keen dogs accomplices.
No detailed wisdom of the Sherlockian canon is needed for the maximum delight in this enticing romp, and Conant's personal dedicated fans may be overjoyed to discover her dog-loving modify ego, Holly wintry weather, nonetheless poking enjoyable on the international of Cambridge eccentrics and puppy fancy fans, but additionally increasing her horizons into the area of literary minutiae and--yes--feline rescue, even though before everything reluctant.
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As it turned out, Althea didn’t mean that Hugh had gone to Oxford. T. Rather, one of the classic Problems in Sherlockian scholarship, as Althea explained to me, was a controversy about whether Sherlock Holmes’s time at university, as she phrased it, had been spent at Oxford or Cambridge. Hugh’s allegiance to the Oxford side of the debate was, in itself, perfectly respectable; the topic was one on which aficionados agreed to disagree. As quite a young man, Hugh, however, in a burst of excess loyalty to the Oxford side, had created a violent scene that culminated when, in the midst of a big convention of fellow Holmesians, he had punched an argumentative Cantabrigian in the jaw and sent the poor man to the hospital.
Hugh smiled. ” Robert nodded. ” I asked. “Robert retired from Widener a number of years ago,” Hugh replied, without saying whether Robert had been one of Harvard’s head librarians or had just checked books in and out. ” Althea later told me that Robert had been a fairly senior librarian who’d overseen a number of special collections. Hugh, she insisted, had pursued an occupation so technical that she’d never understood what it was. The friendship between the men had begun as a family connection: Their wives had been sisters.
Ceci beamed. Then her face, which really was pretty, turned grave. As the elevator doors opened and we stepped in, she said, “The one who never gets taken seriously. Simon, for example. ’” She repeated the phrase. ’” Ceci and Rowdy and I were alone in the elevator. “I understand about Simon,” I said impulsively. ” “She,” I corrected. ” It was painful to talk about Vinnie, and the more vividly I sensed her presence, the more painful it became. I rested a hand on Rowdy’s head. He entered my life soon after Vinnie died.