Sherlock Holmes

The Sphinx Collection (Three Sherlock Holmes Mysteries In One Book)

Fiction - Mystery - General
49 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2014
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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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection by Pennie Mae Cartawick bundles together three new Sherlock Holmes adventures in one cover. Included are The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb; The Case of the Cracked Mirror; and The Mystery of the Faceless Bride. Each of these three tales is very nicely done, and each remains true to the original Sherlock Holmes canon established by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Mystery of the Poisoned Tomb places Holmes and Watson at an Egyptian archaeological dig site, at the request of a wealthy artifact collector, to investigate possible fraudulent activities involving workers at the site. The Case of the Cracked Mirror borrows from the classic Phantom of the Opera to set the stage for Holmes to locate and rescue an up-and-coming opera star. In The Mystery of the Faceless Bride, Holmes agrees to locate the missing brother of a poor “matchstick girl,” only to find a much deeper mystery than what he anticipated.

Sherlock Holmes: The Sphinx Collection treats Holmes fans to a trio of top-notch new mysteries. An added bonus is the top-quality photographs and graphics incorporated into this volume. The writing is detailed when necessary, witty at times, and always engaging – as all good Sherlock stories must be. Cartawick has captured the essence of Doyle’s original creations, and the reader reaps the benefits. These stories would meet with Doyle’s approval, if he were here to read them. As a lifelong Holmes fan, I have read more than a few sub-par attempts to write new Sherlock stories. The Sphinx Collection is a refreshing break from such disappointments, and definitely worthy of being added to the literary collection of Holmes fans everywhere.