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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Second Thoughts About Agent Pendergast
During a quick trip to Austria over the weekend for a family wedding, I re-read White Fire, an Agent Pendergast novel from 2013. I'd forgotten that it's such a wonderful homage to Sherlock Holmes, including a better-than-average pastiche!
My opinion remains what I blogged at the time. It's highly entertaining, with special treats for Sherlockians. But it struck me the second time around that the uninitiated might take a lot of the fictional backstory as being true. This is a novel. If you're unsure which of the parts including real people (primarily Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde) didn't actually happen, there are many factual sources to go to.
May I recommend From Holmes to Sherlock?
Posted by Doctor Dan at 12:00 AM