11/30/2010 03:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sherlock Holmes Breathed New Life In 'The Sherlockian'

The tales of Conan Doyle and White, told in alternating chapters, make up "The Sherlockian," Graham Moore's entertaining debut novel. Both mysteries are well crafted, with gratifying and amusing nods toward the conflation of Conan Doyle and his most famous literary creation. Just as Conan Doyle chafes at being unable to escape from under Holmes' shadow, Harold's Irregular colleagues scoff at his practical application of Holmes' powers of deduction (even as they devise Holmesian plots of their own).

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