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by Dicky Neely

  • Author: Dicky Neely
  • ISBN: 1908218819
  • ISBN13: 978-1908218810
  • ePub: 1855 kb | FB2: 1664 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: MX Publishing; 1st edition (June 27, 2011)
  • Pages: 100
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 519
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The Case of the Grave Accusation: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure ePub download

Now Holmes and Watson must step out of the pages of Doyle’s stories and enter the modern world to defend their creator. What this story is not is a newly discovered Holmes adventure.

Now Holmes and Watson must step out of the pages of Doyle’s stories and enter the modern world to defend their creator. They track down all of the information that is needed to prove la Pelure d’Ail is wrong. This is an interesting little essay, and resents a rebuttal to Garrick-Steele’s book while remaining a Holmes adventure. This book will probably be of value to Sherlockians who are students of everything Holmes/Doyle.

Neely published the main portion of this book in The Coastal Bend Sun, a defunct Texas newspaper, in 2002. The villain of the piece is a fictional character who is nursing several problems along with a need for recognition. For this book, he made adjustments to the story and added illustrations. He is induced to recant and to channel his energies into more acceptable efforts.

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This is the second Sherlock Holmes pastiche from celebrated cartoonist Dicky Neely. The Case of The Grave Accusation' had Holmes and Watson travel to the future to clear the name of their creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Thriller & Crime. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

I fear that Mr. Sherlock Holmes may become like one of those popular tenors who, having outlived their time, are still tempted to make repeated farewell bows to their indulgent audiences. This must cease and he must go the way of all esh, material or imaginary

I fear that Mr. This must cease and he must go the way of all esh, material or imaginary.

The Case of the Grave Accusation - a Sherlock Holmes Mystery. by Dicky Neely and Paul R. Spiring 27 June 2011.

After all, if Conan Doyle is found guilty, then it could spell the end of the Sherlock Holmes legacy.

When the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is accused of murder, adultery and plagiarism, there is only one team that can clear his name. Holmes and Watson, with the help of a little time travel, head to Devon to solve the most important mystery they have ever faced. After all, if Conan Doyle is found guilty, then it could spell the end of the Sherlock Holmes legacy.

The Case of The Grave Accusation' had Holmes and Watson travel to the future to clear the name of their creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A century after the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the relevance of both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson is jeopardised.  Their creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is accused of stealing the narrative for 'the supreme adventure' from a friend called Bertram Fletcher Robinson.  Worse still, it is also alleged that Sir Arthur committed adultery, blackmail and murder in order to conceal his act of plagiarism.  The stage is now set for the return of Holmes and Watson to Dartmoor in Devon!
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Mr. Neely published the main portion of this book in The Coastal Bend Sun, a defunct Texas newspaper, in 2002. For this book, he made adjustments to the story and added illustrations. Mr. Spirling added a section of comments that summarize the contacts between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Bertram Fletcher Robinson between the publication of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and Robinson's death.

The basis for this pastiche was a series of allegations by Rodger Garrick-Steele issued in 2000. These were essentially that Doyle plagiarized the Baskervilles story from Robinson and then, when Robinson threatened to `expose' him, Doyle seduced Mrs. Robinson and conspired with her to poison her husband. Of course, these charges caused a minor furor but, eventually, died from a lack of any proof and all the evidence of a continuing friendship between Doyle and Robinson. Mr. Neely wrote the novella in 2002 as a response to these allegations. Mr. Spiring, credited as Editor, compiled and listed a series of citations that indicate the continued long-term good relations between Doyle and Robinson up to the time of Robinson's death in 1907.

The fictional element of this book has Holmes and Watson recalled from honorable retirement as fictional icons to investigate a matter that is vitally important to their existence. This is the charge of plagiarism against Doyle, which cast the entire literature of Sherlock Holmes into doubt. The investigation is carried on in the 21st Century, so Holmes and Watson need to orient themselves and to adapt to the information sources and other technologies available to them in this time and place.

Surprisingly, the investigation is carried out in a typical Sherlockian fashion, with Dr. Watson manfully but confusedly helping Holmes and a Scotland Yard Inspector providing the necessary back up. The adjustment problems Holmes and Watson face are taken in stride and the `Standard Doyle cast' make guest appearances. The villain of the piece is a fictional character who is nursing several problems along with a need for recognition. He is induced to recant and to channel his energies into more acceptable efforts.

Mr. Spirling's efforts have produced a careful list of public appearances, comments and citations that illustrate the friendly and extended relations that existed between Doyle and Robinson. There are also personal communications, shared events and joint appearances of various sorts that occur all through the period between the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles and the death of Mr. Robinson. So the thesis that Robinson had become upset with Doyle is contradicted time and again, right up to his last writings before his death.

The book is short, but well done. It will effectively nail the lid onto the coffin of any plagiarism charges against Doyle for using Robinson's local tale as an inspiration for his story. Robinson was fully and completely credited as the source of the `Baskervilles Legend' and used that credit, from time to time, to promote his own career, rather than holding it against Doyle.

Reviewed by: Philip K. Jones, July 2011
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The Case of the Grave Accusation: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
The brilliant pun in the title of this work seems to say it all, considering the accuser wished to have Robinson's body exhumed. Given Mr Spiring's extensive researches into the life of that gentleman, one might wish to have a straight journalistic account of the episode without any interference from Holmes and Watson. But, like the original charge, this probably wouldn't have much substance, and result in an even shorter book. There is evidence, as the writers say, that Doyle and Fletcher Robinson remained friends, or at least in some sort of contact, until the latter's death; and presumably Doyle didn't object when the editor of, for example, 'The Windsor Magazine' referred to 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' every time a tale written by Robinson appeared. And one really must admire the idea of bringing The Great Detective and his 'Boswell' into the twenty-first century, with all its bewildering technology.
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