Reviews for The Green Blade
toeki chapter 3 . 6/28/2011
i like so many things about this chapter, but im pretty tired so i dont know if im capable to do a proper review now.

i like that donovan has some backbone and rather decides to do legwork than pretending she is okay with the "freak"

the argument about the uses of tissues made me giggle, sherlocks nasty suggestion towards anderson fits very well.

i also liked that you didnt overlook the little detail of sherlock telling lestrade "so you have found HER" before lestrade has said anything about the new victim. i like that you explain how he has deduced it from lestrades body language.

the "fan" is a little strange, though sherlocks reaction to the words did not surprise me.

and you are able to write the deducing part believable, logical and spot on, which most authors are not able to do.

all in all this is so well written like it takes place in the regular series. awesome job.
staceuo chapter 3 . 6/28/2011
Well, move over dorothy Parker we have a new kid in town!

So the Velvet Hammer of angst can write a truly gripping murder/mystery, not quite so unexpected , mainly because of the level of talent you possess ,but, still marvelously enjoyable and constantly surprising too.

More OC's, I love Hopkins , again not going there because I know you are as alluring as a siren when it comes to sucking us readers into a false sense of security. This is simply fascinating, intriguing and brilliantly entertaining.

I was surprised that Donovan decided to join the door to door enquiry rather than suffering one more second of contact with Sherlock, however I could really see that happening in the show.A natural progression of hatred and contempt.

Anderson is perfect , not overdone or OCC , but worked as a foil against Sherlock's observations and deductions, wonderful. Of course naturally we get the greatest laugh at the comment about the tissues directed at him. I couldn't help it , that was funny.

John and Sherlocks characters go from strength to strength in this chapter. I like the minuscule show of affection/concern from Sherlock that was just enough. I also like the last line so typically John ,that, and how he distracted Sherlock as Sally stalked touches.

I could visualise really clearly the condom & toys interaction between Anderson and Lestrade, deliberately not looking at John that made me laugh too.

The notes , the killing method have me hooked. I could ask "What the hell" but its just so much fun finding out as the story progresses.

I always mention your consistency, I thought it was brilliant that Sherlock had the same experience when he sat on the couch as the killer.

All in all a superb chapter Verity. What a throughly enjoyable read.

Sooo, I wonder what Sherlock did to upset everyone and why Hopkins is so interested in knowing? Will we find out? Are we supposed to find out? Is it important to the plot? Ohh I love this :)A story that makes us think, terrific.

Finally a good enough reason to like Mondays!


lege et lacrima chapter 3 . 6/28/2011
I think the BBC should just get it over with and hire you to write for Sherlock. This is simply fantastic writing, and I can't wait to see where the plot is going. The different reactions to the murder were most interesting.

And I think I love Hopkins. He's brilliant.

- Legs :D
Linwe Elendil chapter 3 . 6/28/2011
Lovely, as were the others. Can't wait for more! :-D
Linwe Elendil chapter 2 . 6/28/2011
John closed his eyes and silently counted to five, then exhaled.

Sherlock smiled, without looking round. "You used to count to ten," he observed. "You're getting used to me."

"God help me," said John.

My three favorite lines! I can absolutely see them reacting like this! Bravo! Off to read the next one!
Linwe Elendil chapter 1 . 6/28/2011
Wow... Very clever. I don't know if this was intended, but I initially thought it was Lestrade, then settled on it being Holmes, then realized by the last few lines that it was the killer! I'm officially hooked, and will be moving on to the next chapter now. Ta. :-)
Uncanny-dreamer chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
Your stories are so quotable! My favorite in this chapter:

"It may well be true that you would get through a box of tissues in a week if you were not being regularly serviced, Anderson, but let's not assume the same for everyone, hmm?"

A proper "oh snap!" moment if there ever was one, haha. Anyway, I love how this is progressing, with the hint at what John said about the enquiry. Very interesting!
rurousha chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
This is fun. I hope Hopkins isn't the killer, because I like him. Can't wait for more.
Mastermindr chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
Your deductions are amazing! And I love the last line. Keep up the good work!
XMillieX chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
I don't know how you do it. How do you do it? How is it that every time you write something, I'm left giddy with excitement?

Mirage992 chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
I could seriously see this as a Sherlock episode, it's so well written and reads just like an episode. Can't wait to see more!

enigma-kar chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
Yay for an update! :) It's wonderful to see that you can write John/Sherlock friendship as well as you can write slash (though, the latter will always be my favourite). I rather liked the inclusion of Hopkins. Although it makes me wonder if there is more to him than meets the eye... A little foreshadowing, perhaps? Anyway, fantastic chapter as always. I'm looking forward to more soon. :)

Kar, xx
JennaEf chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
Brilliant chapter, and spot on, as always. Could absolutely see it playing like a movie in my head.

And I wonder what really happened two month ago that led to Sherlock being grounded... Ah, well, knowing him, I'm not surprised :)

Nice description about Lestrade, by the way: "Oh, come on, you must have noticed - a crime is written in his body language before he even opens his mouth to describe it." Perfect!

And Constable Hopkins definitely made me curious... Will be waiting for the next chapter!
mattsloved1 chapter 3 . 6/27/2011
One of the things I love about your pieces is the fact I can 'hear' each of the characters speak their lines. Of course we know which lovely voices they are. Each character is realistic and true.

How awful to be forced to write 'I'm sorry' before dying as though you had earned what was happening to you.

Lovely work and a pleasure, as always, to read! ;D
enigma-kar chapter 2 . 6/24/2011
And you've done it again. I was absolutely hooked by the first chapter! This is looking very promising and as always, brilliantly written. :)

Apologies for not reviewing sooner, I've only just started holidays after some very stressful weeks of exam study.

Anyways, looking forward to more of this soon and please keep up the fantastic work. :)

Kar, xx
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