*This post was originally meant to be out yesterday but due to problems with first my blog and then my laptop it’s come out a day later than anticipated and I do sincerely apologise for that*
I’m so excited to announce that I am taking part in ‘The Watson Letters – Murder on Mystery Island – Volume 5’ Blog Tour. Book written by the incredible Colin Garrow and hosted by the amazing @damppebbles.
Intrepid Investigators Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe.
When consumptive Doctor Edward Armstrong turns up at Baker Street with an invitation to visit a mysterious island, Sherlock Holmes smells a rt. Sounding deviously similar to the plot of recent novel by celebrated lady author Mrs Christie, Holmes decides to send his inveterate side-kick Watson to the island, along with the Doctor’s lovely, but wonky-eyed wife, Mary, and a well-known Scotland Yard detective. Taking Armstrong’s place, the team determine to find out exactly what’s going on, but before they’ve even left the mainland, one of the guests is murdered.
Adult Humour throughout.
Despite this being the first book I’ve read in this series I had no problem reading it as a stand-alone story.
I also want to start this off by giving my 5/5 Stars at the beginning of this review.
A group of unrelated guests are all invited to stay on a remote Island. A serious but witty Dr Watson and his equally witty and hilarious wife, Mary, agree to join in the hopes of figuring out what was really going on. They set off on a new adventure to this mystery Island in the hopes of solving the big mystery plaguing everyone. With everyone being a potential suspect tension starts rising high as victims are picked off one by one.
A mix of the classic Sherlock Holmes and Watson mysteries with Agatha Christine, along with Watson’s wife Mary and a whole host of suspicious characters .
This amazing spoof take on the famous Sherlock Holmes, tales is set in a parallel universe with an incredible take on the original characters, weaving a complete new layer onto them with fantastic results.
Murder on Mystery Island is the 5th instalment in ‘ The Watson Letter’s series’ written by author Colin Garrow.
Holmes, Watson and Lestrade all make an appearance along with the humorous Mary Watson and a few other intriguing characters.
‘You do realise,’ said Mary, flicking through a copy of Detective Monthly, ‘We shall be horribly murdered?’
‘I should have thought that horribly was the only way to be murdered,’ I said, giving her a playful wink.Murder on Mystery Island – The Watson Letters – Volume 5
Murder on Mystery Island races at a breakneck speed with many interesting twists and turns that will leaving your gripping the end of your seat the more you read. This was truly a deliciously funny and suspenseful read, a classic to its core.
This is the first book I have read by this author and in this series and honestly I can’t wait to read the other’s, I’ve already added them to my TBR list!
I absolutely LOVE Sherlock, I think I have seen every film and every TV series to do with the phenomenal Sherlock Holmes, and yet I have never indulged in a Sherlock Holmes novel. Lucky for me though I was present with an incredible opportunity of doing just that through this amazing blog tour!
If you love pure silliness, Adult witty humour, murder, mystery, with modern (ish) pop culture references and you love crime solving and fart-gags with lots of innuendo then this is right up your ally!
Murder on Mystery Island left me laughing from start to finish as well as eager to read the previous books written in this phenomenal series. So what are you waiting for? Why not check it out now!
Published in paperback and ebook formats on 7th October 2019.
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About the Author
True-born Geordie Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland and has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate.
Colin has published three stage plays, six adventures for middle grade readers, two books of short stories, the Watson Letters series and the Terry Bell Mysteries.
His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Grind, A3 Review, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine.
These days he lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories. poems and the occasional song.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review and I hope this has intrigued you enough to buy your own copy, Until next time!