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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Robertson Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Baker Street Mysteries Release Date:
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In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route—and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help—she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.

Reggie and Nigel Heath are relatively close in age but worlds apart in personality. The older of the two brothers, Reggie is a successful attorney with charisma to spare, but Nigel has always struggled to step out of his shadow. When Reggie leases space in an office building on London’s Baker Street, he finds that the paperwork comes with an odd stipulation: his firm must receive and respond with a standard reply to letters sent to Sherlock Holmes, who had occupied the same famous address.

When Nigel, newly suspended from practicing law and relegated to clerk duties, becomes intrigued by one of the “Dear Sherlock” notes, he disappears quite suddenly, leaving a dead body in his wake—and Reggie must hop the next flight to Los Angeles to uncover the truth. Hot on his heels is his sometime lover, Laura, a quick-witted stage actress who’s captured the hearts of both brothers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engaging…Readers will want to spend more time with the appealing Heath and company.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Vance’s depiction of the brothers’ very British relationship, full of quirky humor and insults to each other, is irresistible…Author Robertson’s blending of Holmes, the two brothers, and a child’s concern for her beloved father make for an exceptional adventure.”


  • “Great characters, a complex plot, and the wonderful feeling that people still believe in Sherlock Holmes round out this debut treat.”

    Library Journal

  • “This is a very entertaining novel, lighthearted but with a solid story, and mystery fans, whether they’re Sherlock Holmes addicts or not, will thoroughly enjoy it…judging by this installment, it should be a popular series indeed.”


  • “Robertson’s sure-footed debut is lively and inventive.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Speer | 11/8/2012

    " I enjoy Sherlock Holmes novels - great premise - may try another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shannon | 9/5/2012

    " Another nice installment in the series. Not much seen of Nigel but Reggie and Laura are involved in solving a mystery of plastic ducks, musical birthday cards and how it ties in with the Royals and Lord Buxton. There's also some Texans thrown in for good measure...or a red herring or two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon Rogers | 2/6/2012

    " I liked this book a lot. It's just as good as the first two by this author. Thumbs down, though, on the number of errors in the editing of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dot | 1/29/2012

    " This is the third book in the series and it kept up the quality of the first two. A good, fairly light legal mystery with rubber ducks, a kidnapping and the real underground, not to mention a couple of Texans. Good fun! "

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About the Author
Author Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson studied literature at Purdue University, attended law school in southern California, and worked in educational publishing for several years. He currently lives in southern California. The Baker Street Letters is his first novel.