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"This is Mr. McMullen’s second book of Sherlockian fiction and his gift for catching the reality of time and place is undiminished.  Since this book is about Irish History, it is a sad book.  It tells of the Easter Uprising of 1916 as experienced by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson at the request of Mycroft Holmes.  The characters are mostly historic and are presented much as they were, flawed human beings trying to live up to their own ideals. My knowledge of 20th Century Irish History is spotty at best, so I cannot speak to the accuracy of Mr. McMullen’s portrayals,...

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"It’s a powerful subject, and Mr McMullen handles it well." The final edition of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London newsletter of 2011 reviews Kieran McMullen's 2nd novel about the Easter uprising in Ireland - 'Sherlock Holmes and The Irish Rebels'. "Kieran McMullen has once more combined his expertise as a military historian and former soldier with his devotion to Sherlock Holmes, and he’s added a third element – his own heritage – in Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels. Two years into the Great War, Dr Watson is called away from his post with the Royal Army Medical Corps and instructed...

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