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by Jon Lellenberg


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The Baker Street Irregulars approach politics with the wit and Canonical references we would expect from them, making the dialogue always fascinating for a Sherlock . I completed Lellenberg's Baker Street Irregular last evening.

The Baker Street Irregulars approach politics with the wit and Canonical references we would expect from them, making the dialogue always fascinating for a Sherlock buff like myself. It is interesting to the BSI involved in a novel about political manipulation and intrigue rather than a mystery, but its historical realism is very convincing. It was a very satisfying ending, symmetrical, in that it ended with the same characters and threads as it began with.

I caught up with Jon Lellenberg one Sunday morning. The reason I called Jon was to talk about his first thriller, BAKER STREET IRREGULAR.

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Baker Street Irregular is a mystery and espionage tale told by a member of a whimsical Sherlock Holmes club born in a speakeasy, as Woody Hazelbaker undergoes America's political struggles in the 1930s and Second World War in the '40s, stretching from the Great Depression's worst year t. .

Baker Street Irregular is a mystery and espionage tale told by a member of a whimsical Sherlock Holmes club born in a speakeasy, as Woody Hazelbaker undergoes America's political struggles in the 1930s and Second World War in the '40s, stretching from the Great Depression's worst year to the beginning of the Cold War. A young New York lawyer, Woody gets a cold dose of reality from a gangster client he keeps secret from the world, then puts stratagems he learned to use when he and other Baker Street Irregulars react to Hitler's war against Europe's democracies&quo.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars is a 2007 BBC television drama about Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, a gang of children who would occasionally help him.

The Baker Street Irregulars investigate as several of their members go missing, while also trying to prevent Sherlock Holmes - who is undergoing a personal crisis - being convicted of murder.

Baker street irregulars. by Michael A. Ventrella.

Baker Street Irregular is a mystery and espionage tale told by a member of a whimsical Sherlock Holmes club born in a speakeasy, as Woody Hazelbaker undergoes America's political struggles in the 1930s and Second World War.

The Baker Street Irregulars are fictional characters who appear in various Sherlock Holmes stories, as street boys who are employed by Holmes as intelligence agents. The name has subsequently been adopted by other organizations, most notably a prestigious and exclusive literary society founded in the United States by Christopher Morley in 1934. The original Baker Street Irregulars are fictional characters featured in the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle


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MarF
I have read the first hundred pages or so of Baker Street Irregular by Jon Lellenberg. It's the story of Woody Hazelbaker, a young lawyer, who happens to be present when Christopher Morley is starting The Baker Street Irregulars in the 1930s. As the publisher of the Baker Street Irregulars Historical Archives, Mr. Lellenberg would have a unique insight into Morley and the original gatherings, of which he certainly takes advantage in the imagining of this story. But the tale is also about the Great Depression, with interesting takes on what has happening at the time, and the perspectives of the different historical players. Hazelbaker, through a chance meeting with a willful heiress, gains a powerful ruthless client, and finds himself torn between loyalty to his wealthy businessmen whose interests he's supposed to represent, and the victims of their exploitative practices. A visit to a closed down mill town has to remind us of Roger Moore's depiction of Flint, Michigan, and puts this period piece into the realm of the firmly relevant to today's economic and political headlines. So far, the book is both interesting and enjoyable, and it's amusing to see the Republicans and the Democrats argue the same points as they are doing today. There is also the "is there or isn't there" romance between Woody and his client's eccentric daughter to anticipate. This, and all the insight into the roots of Sherlockiana, and the feeling of spending time with Christopher Morley and friends, are making this a good read so far.

I read another 120 pages or so of The Baker Street Irregular. The novel is about much more complicated issues than I expected. The story soon focuses on the battle in America on whether to join Britain in its battle against Nazi Germany, or to continue to appease Germany and remain neutral in the Second World War. The battle is exemplified when Woody and his new wife come out on different sides of the issue. Both have the means and skills to support their own side of the question, and as the issue continues to develop across the country, the two become separated by deep convictions over the issue, which spills over into other marital issues, leading to what looks like an unbridgeable gulf between them, as the two become opposite numbers in a titanic political struggle. Meanwhile, the BSI, as a group of elite American literati and die hard Anglophiles, are recruited by pro-British forces to help influence American opinions, and create a political environment in which Roosevelt can aid Britain in the war without jeopardizing his third term in office. It's an exciting idea for a novel, and Lellenberg portrays all the famous names (like Edgar Smith) that were associated with the BSI's early history in the context of this political climate. The arguments take on a strange familiarity, as the risk and rewards of America's interference in foreign wars is debated. The Baker Street Irregulars approach politics with the wit and Canonical references we would expect from them, making the dialogue always fascinating for a Sherlock buff like myself. It is interesting to the BSI involved in a novel about political manipulation and intrigue rather than a mystery, but its historical realism is very convincing.

I completed Lellenberg's Baker Street Irregular last evening. It was a very satisfying ending, symmetrical, in that it ended with the same characters and threads as it began with. All in all, a good espionage story, with the history of both the American intelligence agencies and the BSI as a background. Who but Jon Lellenberg, with a thorough background in both, could have written such a story? The shift in focus of the American intelligence community from Germany to the Soviet Union after World War II was particularly fascinating to watch from the main character's point of view. I recommend this book immensely.
Trash
How this dog of a book was bestowed with a starred review from Publishers Weekly is more of a mystery than anything this cliche-ridden, middling waste of paper has to offer. It reeks of B-movie plot twists and one-dimensional characters that are ripped off from as many 1940s movies as one can imagine. I want my money back, and I want the hours that this tedious mess took from my life back, too.
MEGA FREEDY
Baker Street Irregular starts with young lawyer forced to take a notorious gangster as a client and climaxes with a deadly spy vs. spy game played in the early days of the Cold War. In between times we feast on the wit of New York's 1930's literati and feel the chill of the rise of NAZI Germany. We meet many of the dazzling personalities of the day and look over the shoulders of the D-Day planners trying to find a foothold in Hitler's fortress Europe. All told with wit and aplomb. It will especially appeal to lovers of Sherlock Holmes with the creation of the preeminent Sherlockian society, the Baker Street Irregular, well mixed into the skullduggery.
Moogugore
First rate read.
The Baker Street Irregular download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Jon Lellenberg
ISBN: 1552469220
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box (November 30, 2010)
Pages: 408 pages