Sherlock Holmes

The Mystery of the Faceless Bride (A Short Story)

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
19 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2014
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Author Biography

Although Pennie Mae Cartawick has been writing for many years, she has only recently decided to publish some of her work. Her first book as a new author 'Choosing the right diet for success' became a best seller. Her very first publication date was 7th January 2014.
She is an author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Her work is based on a variety of subjects including weight management, nutrition, recipe books, and horror novelettes. But perhaps, she is best know for her Sherlock Holmes mysteries. She has had several of these mysteries produced into audio books and narrated by such celebrity actors as Mark Deakins, P.J. Ochlan, Barbara Goodson, Ian Whitcomb, Joey D' Auria, Simon Prebble,and Alex Hyde-White.
She also draws her own illustrations for some of her short stories such as in "Silence Be Damned" and "The EXCHANGE". Most of books have achieved the top 100 best seller list within the first week of publication.

She was born in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. Shortly after graduating high school, she worked as a model and attended Shirecliffe College for Drama. Thereafter, she attended Stannington College for English, Art, Communication Skills and Photography. She then moved to London in her early twenties, where she studied and attained a career as a Beauty Therapist. She also obtained various certifications at DaneGlow International for slimming wraps and other deep heat treatments, and Thalgo Cosmetics for makeup (a French Company focusing on marine cosmetics). Her specialized skills include makeup, Swedish massage, reflexology, nutrition, diet and exercise.
She migrated to Florida in 1993, where she has been living ever since. Although her profession now-a-days is as a real estate investor and a freelance beauty consultant, her passion is writing, and she uses the knowledge she acquired throughout the years on various subjects to enlighten others.
She is the youngest sibling of three, including Anthony and Mark Cartawick.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Faceless Bride by Pennie Mae Cartawick joins several other Sherlock Holmes mysteries written by this author. In The Mystery of the Faceless Bride, Holmes and Watson have just returned home from a night at the theater when a disheveled young woman suddenly and violently pounds on their door. Once seated in their parlor, she relates a strange tale about her brother, who recently had gone missing. She recounted her own misadventures while trying to find her brother. She also cautioned them about a mysterious ‘faceless ghost bride’ rumored to haunt a church graveyard. Agreeing to take her case, Holmes and Watson soon find themselves in a bit of a predicament as they follow the clues to an abandoned chapel. Will Holmes find the missing brother? Will he put to rest the rumors of a ghostly, ghastly faceless bride?

The Mystery of the Faceless Bride is a good story with an appropriate air of mystery about it. The story is well written and well edited, staying true to the Sherlock mystique we all know and love. There are many authors besides Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who have crafted numerous Sherlock Holmes adventures; some good, some not so much. The Mystery of the Faceless Bride is one of the good ones. Reading this tale was reminiscent of the radio broadcasts of yesteryear, when new Sherlock adventures kept listeners glued to their radios every week. Sadly, The Mystery of the Faceless Bride missed the golden age of radio, but it would have commanded the same rapt attention accorded many of the better Holmes episodes. Fortunately, it is available for your reading pleasure. Holmes fans the world over will enjoy The Mystery of the Faceless Bride.