The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson #2020

The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson Lillian de la Torre The Detections of Dr Sam Johnson I will not be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian Samuel JohnsonContents The tontine curse The stroke of thirteen The Viotti Stradivarius The black stone of Dr Dee

  • Title: The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson
  • Author: Lillian de la Torre
  • ISBN: 9780930330095
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson Lillian de la Torre I will not be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian Samuel JohnsonContents The tontine curse The stroke of thirteen The Viotti Stradivarius The black stone of Dr Dee The frantick rebel Saint Germain the Deathless The missing Shakespeare manuscript The triple lock d room
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    1. Lillian de la Torre wrote a series of short stories for Ellery Queen s Mystery magazine over 40 in all which featured Dr Samuel Johnson as a great detective as well as a great lexicographer These stories were later collected into four volumes, of which The Detections of Dr Sam Johnson is one These stories set Johnson up as a Holmes like character with James Boswell acting as his Watson The mysteries themselves are good without being great, but the main attractions are the personality of Johnson, [...]

    2. The second of Lillian De La Torre s Sam Johnson detective series Very much like the first a series of amusing short stories featuring Dr Johnson of dictionary fame as an amateur sleuth, but with the added feature of a short explanation of the historical facts at the end of each story.A footnote I came across Sam Johnson, private investigator when I was looking for Murder in the Hellfire Club, featuring Ben Franklin as detective I got excited, thinking this was the tip of the iceberg of a whole g [...]

    3. Deliciously witty, deftly written, and cleverly authentic to the period and its language If de la Torre tends to make her vignettes all too cute the nastinesses of Johnson s age are conveyed through sepia tinted glasses, with many a giggle that only adds to the enjoyment of her stories Anyone who seeks an alternative highly implausible view of the Great Cham, as a corrective to Boswell s prurient candours, will find these stories a delight Is it really the 18thc No But who cares

    4. Fantastic book I love the whole idea of Samuel Johnson solving crime, and the writing is superb Not every story has an actual crime in it either.

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