|Reviews for The Addleton Tragedy & the Ancient British Barrow|
| tripleransom chapter 4 . 2/15
Heh. Your description of the old lady's cauliflower wine and its effects on our heroes made me giggle uncontrollably.
You are working up a powerful mystery here
| Sailor GaOn Donut chapter 15 . 9/6/2012
nice. sometimes. truth is strange.
| minna.bird chapter 15 . 3/29/2011
As usual, I can only marvel at how wonderful this story was. Before now, I think I'd only read your series of stories about Holmes' early cases, but this case with Watson and Holmes is just as good, if not better. All I seem to be able to do with these is gush about how much I enjoyed them. And I'm probably off to start on another of these. They're so darn addictive. xD
| smiles chapter 2 . 12/9/2010
story request? prompt - irene addler meets miles holmes. sparks, romance in the air? she has met sherlock before and outwitted him then.
| Agent ERA chapter 15 . 7/9/2010
One of the most brilliant Sherlock Holmes stories on this site I have ever read! You had me riveted throughout the thing. The plot was wonderfully constructed and kept closely to the original canon. Doyle would've been pleased, I'd wager. I also do enjoy a bit of hostage!Watson and when somebody from his pasts tries to kill him. I trust there is another story with Peregrine?
Brilliant story! *faves*
| Redmage2 chapter 15 . 6/24/2010
Your stories are absolutely fantastic. This was such a great adventure, and it truly reads like an original, Doyle-written Holmes case. I loved every second of it.
| batfan chapter 15 . 5/5/2010
Wow, I did not think it would be inspector Rose who committed the murders. For once, I didn't really have a suspect in mind.
That drowning scene was painful to read - in a good way.
Cool anecdote about Bronze Age warriors actually having been scene in the countryside.
| Saudade Florentina chapter 15 . 3/26/2010
Lovely as always! You kept a perfect balance of excitment and suspense .
| Socrates399 chapter 4 . 2/24/2010
So, you may know this, but "adl" is the Old English world for illness, sickness, etc. which fits BEAUTIFULLY with your description of Addleton.
Does Henry Moncrieff have a younger brother, Algernon?
Might Holmes and Watson ever come to blows over muffins and cucumber sandwiches?
| Socrates399 chapter 2 . 2/24/2010
I am very tickled by the idea that Holmes has an Aunt Augusta!
I think a Sherlock Holmes/The Importance of Being Earnest crossover would be very very amusing.
| Mariagoner chapter 15 . 12/28/2009
As wonderfully plotted as always, and I do love meeting more of Holmes' family.
If you're interested, I'd also eventually love to read a story about Watson's life immediately after his wife dies. Seeing him and Holmes adjust to that would be, I think, most interesting!
| DraejonSoul chapter 15 . 6/3/2009
Sorry I couldn't review chapter by chapter. I was simply riveted, so I collated what I love about the story as I read on:
- The personage of Peregrine Holmes. Strange name notwithstanding (to someone living at the far side of the globe), it's refreshing to see a relative who's a polar opposite of Holmes in terms of demeanor. It's a surprise it's not been done in this fandom (until this one), when genius and pomposity seem to dominate the Holmes gene pool fanon.
- The dialogue between Holmes and Watson are kept dry, and Holmes being at his irritatingly worst when it comes to the chore of human interaction. It just made so much more sense as opposed to Holmes actually cracking under pressure because his only 'intimate associate' was in grave peril. And I like to herald that "friend" has been dubiously avoided by our favorite detective. When will he learn...?
- I KNEW somehow you'd capitalize on the resemblance at some point, if four or so times a hint was not enough of an indication. And how it was quietly executed felt just right.
- I love how the two "made up" at the end in some strange way. It's expected, in that unpredictable sort of way (if that makes sense).
There might be a one or two more points I could bring up, but I'm sure your readers have covered those, too. _
This is truly another brilliant work and a genuinely enjoyable read. Thanks so much for sharing!
| The Smart Cookie chapter 3 . 4/15/2009
Storing the body in the pantry! Ha! I guess they do have rednecks in England after all. I must say that you certainly do have a way with gruesome humor. And the part with the doctor discussing the problem of the bodies being buried so close to the river was just plain... creepy. Like, Stephen King creepy. Anyway, this is a fantastic read so far, and I'm going to go read the rest now.
| KaizokuShojo chapter 15 . 3/16/2009
Excellent. Absolutely enjoyable and very interesting the whole way through. I love your writing, the way the characters interact...it's all lovely. :)
Continue on this grand path of authorship, please, because you are very talented.
| Kai chapter 14 . 3/16/2009
What a disgusting woman. And what a revolting son.
Very excellent writing