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Book Review – Sherlock Holmes and the Glad Game by Matt Ferraz

With a title like this, how could I not be intrigued?! How could my interest not be piqued?! How could I not remember Benedict Cumberbatch?! Sighhhh…

A story by Matt Ferraz which brought together two characters Sherlock Holmes and Pollyanna into a tale with suspense and mystery which goes in every Holmes and Watson story along with the cheerfulness of Pollyanna with her new Glad Game of positivity wherein every cloud has a silver lining.

Pollyanna first meets up with Mrs Hudson and Dr Watson at 221B Baker Street, when Sherlock is presumed dead after his battle with Moriarty, and introduces the Glad Game, a change in lifestyle of being glad even when bad things happen. She goes back to America and then returns as Mrs Bloom bringing with her a mystery for Sherlock Holmes to solve and yes, he was not really dead.

I was very excited in the initial part of where the by-lanes of the story were twisted and suspense was the main theme, it had a definite Sherlock feel to it. I did see Benedict Cumberbatch in his scenes. Then the story became mundane, the by-lane was straight and narrow with the perpetrator being revealed and arrested and all’s well that ends well.

There was no big Sherlock moment in the end where he shows his brilliance in a flamboyant manner. Oh how I miss Benedict!!

Overall, an enjoyable story with tinges of the original Sherlock.

I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

All my reviews can be found here.




British sleuth Sherlock Holmes can solve any mystery from a small clue. American traveler Pollyanna Whittier can only see the good side of every situation. The only thing they have in common is their friendship with Dr. John Watson. When Pollyanna shows up in London with a mystery for Holmes to solve, she decides to teach the detective the Glad Game: a way of remaining optimistic no matter what. A dangerous – and hilarious – clash of minds, where these two characters of classic literature need to learn how to work together in order to catch a dangerous criminal.

Publication Date: 23rd November 2018



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