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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Robertson Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Baker Street Mysteries Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781470801458
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When brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath chose 221B Baker Street as the location for their law office, they didn’t expect that their new office space would come with one huge stipulation—answering the letters sent to Sherlock Holmes, the most famous resident of that address.

The first Sherlock Holmes letter barrister Reggie Heath answered cost him most of his personal fortune, all of his Baker Street chambers clients, and quite possibly Laura Rankin, the love of his life. But Reggie intends to earn all of it—the money, the career, and the love—back again. His latest client is the driver of one of London’s famous black cabs, accused of murdering two American tourists. But while Reggie is working on that case, the letters to Sherlock Holmes are piling up—including one from someone who claims to be the descendant of Professor James Moriarty.

With a case that would have puzzled even Sherlock himself and a pair of brother sleuths more different than night and day, The Brothers of Baker Street is sure to please mystery fans whatever their address.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robertson’s second mystery featuring barrister Reggie Heath…offers pacing, prose, and plotting at a level far above that of its predecessor…An extremely clever evil scheme will delight readers.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The premise here is as intriguing as that of Barry Grant’s novels…Great fun.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A young British barrister matches wits with a would-be Moriarty while unraveling a modern mystery…Features a thrilling climax.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sherlock Holmes isn’t back, but Dr. Moriarty is, sort of, in this delightful romp that offers more tension and suspense than a dozen fat thrillers with bloody knives on the cover. It still manages to be funny, rather in the Kingsley Amis manner…The last third of the novel, with its murder-and-chase scene, is one of the finest, scariest sequences in current crime fiction…For anglophiles, crime-o-philes, and all fans of wonderful writing.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 2/14/2014

    " A solid second effort that surpasses the inaugural novel in mystery, excitement, and cohesion. What I mean is, I was eager to get back to this when I had to put it down! The Sherlock Homes association is underplayed, thankfully, while still being integral to the story and providing that little marketing pull. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Nowak | 2/8/2014

    " The concept of the Brothers of Baker Street revolves around 2 modern day London barristers, Reggie and Nigel Heath, who just so happen to have their chambers in the apartment building where the legendary Sherlock Holmes was purported to have solved so many 19th century crimes. As part of their lease they are required to answer all correspondence they receive addressed to the fictional sleuth. This is how they get involved with the great great grandchild of James Moriarty. The brothers and most of the other characters in the book were uninteresting. The plot was a real stretch of the imagination and moved too slowly. If you like the British amateur detective novel, you might enjoy this. But if you're looking for a lot of action--forget about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Mcdonald | 2/6/2014

    " Really enjoyed this one as much as the first. Love the narrator, and the story. I want more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/26/2014

    " This was a pretty good book...Mystery. Very clean language but somewhat easy to figure out who done it. It was a very fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/26/2014

    " This book was okay...not exactly what I expected it to be. Well written though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Weston | 1/23/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this! Characters were interesting and well drawn. The premise was clever and the presentation delightful. I look forward to more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mystery Lover | 1/20/2014

    " Although I figured out the bad guy pretty early on, I really enjoyed this novel because of the crisp writing and sarcastic tone of the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/25/2013

    " gimicky but quick easy read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 12/20/2013

    " not as good as the first, and the 'secret identity' was perceivable from page four. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Andriacco | 12/19/2013

    " This was a great follow to the first book in the series. The plot is a little hard to swallow if you think so hard, but the skillful author makes you swallow it and like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexi | 12/15/2013

    " This was great - even better than the previous book in the series. I'm looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Sennello | 11/9/2013

    " It followed the same pattern as the first book, but not in a bad way. At first it has a decent pace, not too fast and not too slow. Then as the book goes on and as the plot thickens it will leave you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madonna | 11/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book soon after I finished the first one, so I was interested in finding out what happened to the brothers. I enjoyed reading the story and would read others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/5/2013

    " Good, but not as fascinating as book one. Not sure I liked the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eldra | 4/1/2013

    " I liked the references to Sherlock Holmes and also liked the details of the mystery. This was a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dagmar | 12/25/2012

    " Love the dry British humor and the narrator, Simon Vance is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/17/2012

    " Robertson is poised on the beginning of what I sincerely hope is a long, long series. I love these brothers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russeller | 12/1/2012

    " Decent. Listened to it in the car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette Shekleton | 9/19/2012

    " This is the second installment of a fun mystery series. Looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 3/7/2012

    " I thought the story would focus on Reggie solving a case from one of the letters written to Sherlock Holmes. Instead, it seemed to spend most of the time focused on his ex? girlfriend and her sleazy new boyfriend. I gave up halfway through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis McAdams | 1/19/2012

    " Fun story with distinctive style. This book doesn't reinvent the Holmes mythos so much as reference it occasionally, which is fine by me. Love the characters and the slowly-revealed backstories of the main 3. Only complaint: still needs more Nigel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/24/2011

    " It was OK. Found some inconsistencies but not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 11/10/2011

    " Nigel's fledgling law firm at Baker Street is in trouble--and he might lose his license. While representing a driver of a black cab who's accused of murder Nigel starts to receive letters from Moriarty. Can Nigel solve the murders in time to save his career? This was another fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 5/17/2011

    " Solid 3.5 - interesting storyline w/lawyers mixed with HOLMES-like problems due to them living in the historic Baker St address. Great listen for summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 5/13/2011

    " Nigel's fledgling law firm at Baker Street is in trouble--and he might lose his license. While representing a driver of a black cab who's accused of murder Nigel starts to receive letters from Moriarty. Can Nigel solve the murders in time to save his career? This was another fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/5/2011

    " Fun mystery. I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan so the idea of a lawyer's office at 221B Baker Street getting letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes sounded interesting. This is the second book so now I need to read the first one The Baker Street Letters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 4/21/2011

    " and one half stars.


    A different approach to Sherlock Holmes, one based on more emotion and less intellect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 3/21/2011

    " the premise is interesting. but it could have been better. not enough character development. the principal characters seem shallow to me. the plot could have been better. Is this a character driven plot or action driven? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 3/6/2011

    " I thought the story would focus on Reggie solving a case from one of the letters written to Sherlock Holmes. Instead, it seemed to spend most of the time focused on his ex? girlfriend and her sleazy new boyfriend. I gave up halfway through "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/23/2011

    " Liked it, didn't love it. Will give the second in the series a try. Has lots of promise and the characters rang true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/6/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this! Characters were interesting and well drawn. The premise was clever and the presentation delightful. I look forward to more in the series. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.