Michael Robertson
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The Baker Street Letters
a mystery series from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur
Michael Robertson
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A Baker Street Wedding
Coming December 11, 2018
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."
Available July 2016
The Baker Street Jurors
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
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
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."
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
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
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) -- ". . . . An extremely
clever evil scheme will delight readers." --
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
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.
Kirkus Reviews -- "A transatlantic mystery draws two
brothers into a web of murder...Robertson's sure-footed
debut is lively and inventive."
From Publishers Weekly:
"Agatha Christie fans will revel in Robertson’s fifth
novel featuring London solicitor Nigel Heath (after
2014’s Moriarty Returns a Letter). . . .  This is
Robertson’s best work yet, a classic fair play whodunit
leavened with humor.  "
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From the Best Books list of Kirkus Reviews:

"Robertson, who seems to command an unlimited
stream of clever ideas for recycling the Holmes legend
without resuscitating the great man, outdoes himself in
the most effervescent of his five Baker Street cocktails
to date."
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Starred Reviews