The Seven-Percent Solution
Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by... show more
Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution related the astounding and previously unknown collaboration of Sigmund Freud with Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Holmes's friend and chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to its breathtaking account of their collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy in which the lives of millions hang in the balance, it reveals such matters as the real identity of the heinous professor Moriarty, the dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective's true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.
Publish date: September 17th 1993
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches (#1)
The first half is promising. Unfortunately the promise is never fulfilled. We get a mystery of a dubious quality, almost no resolution to that either, and in the last 10 pages the author suddenly remembers that he had set up a fertile ground for psychoanalysis in the beginning and tries to wrap it u...
One of the things I enjoy about the original Holmes-stories is that they're often so small-scale. Holmes only has to deal with a handful of murderers and in many cases there wasn't even an actual crime comitted. So pastiches in which the fate of the world/Europe/England depend on Holmes abilities......
This is professional fanfic. Interesting in the way it tries very hard to be like canon but falls a little short. It read to me like a angst, hurt/comfort fic with Watson holding vigil besides Holmes in the thrall of cocaine withdrawal. The whole Vienna, German conspiracy plot felt plastered on. The...
I greatly enjoyed this alternative take on Sherlock Holmes' "death" at Reichenbach Falls, in which Sigmund Freud tackles the problem of Holmes' cocaine addiction. One of the better Holmes pastiches I've read.
Sigmund Freud cures Sherlock Holmes of his cocaine addiction, forces him to deal with his issues regarding Professor Moriarty, and gets involved in Holmes' case, complete with battle on the roof of a train. What more could you ask for?