Michael Robertson

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The Baker Street Letters

a mystery series from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur


Michael Robertson

"Robertson has amassed good mileage—and some really good novels—out of the world’s endless fascination with Sherlock Holmes"
   -- Booklist


Coming in June, 2016






Moriarty Returns a Letter

Booklist --"Robertson has amassed good mileage—and some really good novels—out of the world’s endless fascination with Sherlock Holmes, going well beyond the old chestnut of claiming to have come across a mislaid Watson manuscript."
Publishers Weekly (starred review) -- "You don’t have to be a Sherlockian to enjoy Robertson’s excellent fourth Baker Street mystery (after 2013’s The Baker Street Translation). Early chapters, including one set in 1893 in which a Pinkerton agent attempts to save his own life by claiming to be Professor Moriarty, set the groundwork for the well-constructed plot that follows."





The Baker Street Translation

From Publishers Weekly -- "Dexterous plotting lifts Robertson’s third contemporary mystery centered on barrister Reggie Heath and his unusual mandate (after 2011’s The Brothers of Baker Street). Under the terms of his office lease at 221B Baker Street, Reggie must ensure that someone responds to the many letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes, a task he’s delegated to his brother Nigel in California. . . . The author’s creative use of the series concept augurs well for a long run."

From Booklist -- "Lots of Holmes references, both to the canon and to contemporary Holmes worship; lots of action; sparkling commentary; and great fun."






The Brothers of Baker Street

From Booklist (Starred Review) --"Sherlock Holmes isn't back, but Dr. Moriarty is, sort of, in this delightful romp that offers more tension and suspense than a dozen fat thrillers with bloody knives on the cover. It still manages to be funny, rather in the Kingsley Amis manner. . . . The last third of the novel, with its murder-and-chase scene, is one of the finest, scariest sequences in current crime fiction. . . . For anglophiles, crime-o-philes, and all fans of wonderful writing." -- Don Crinklaw

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) -- ". . . . An extremely clever evil scheme will delight readers." -- (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From The New York Times Book Review -- ". . . communications from a certain Professor Moriarty add a more sinister twist to this breezy and entertaining mystery novel." -- Marilyn Stasio



The Baker Street Letters

Library Journal (starred review) -- "Great characters, a complex plot, and the wonderful feeling that people still believe in Sherlock Holmes round out this debut treat."

Publishers Weekly -- "Roberston's engaging debut offers one of the more original premises involving the Sherlock Holmes character. Readers will want to spend more time with the appealing Heath and company.

Booklist --"This is a very entertaining novel...Mystery fans, whether they're Sherlock Holmes addicts or not, will thoroughly enjoy it."

Kirkus Reviews -- "A transatlantic mystery draws two brothers into a web of murder...Robertson's sure-footed debut is lively and inventive."