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by Kieran McMullen


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Start by marking Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels as Want to Read . My knowledge of 20th Century Irish History is spotty at This is Mr. McMullen’s second book of Sherlockian fiction and his gift for catching the reality of time and place is undiminished

Start by marking Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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.

Sherlock Holmes is well into his spy persona as Altamont following the capture of the German spy Von Bork at the opening of the Great War. Watson is called to London by Mycroft Holmes and is asked to join Sherlock, who has infiltrated the Irish Volunteers. War within the United Kingdom could deal a decisive blow to the war effort and Holmes must find out the rebels plans, and if possible, stop the rebellion which appears imminent. He has need of Watson once again. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

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A story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson by Kieran McMullen. Stories relating to the prison include those of big players who feature prominently in the Irish War of Independence, including Sean Treacy, Terence MacSwiney, Dick McKee, Frank Henderson, Austin Stack, Frank Thornton. Many others were imprisoned here between 1916 and the War of Independence. Discover how the secret marriage of Diarmuid Lynch took place in Dundalk Gaol, how military strategy and tactics were discussed in Irish classes by Dick McKee, how Dan Breen was planning to break out Sean Treacy and the many hunger strikes of the period.

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It is early 1916 and the world is at war. Sherlock Holmes is well into his spy persona as Altamont following the capture of the German spy Von Bork at the opening of the Great War. Watson is called to London by Mycroft Holmes and is asked to join Sherlock, who has infiltrated the Irish Volunteers. War within the United Kingdom could deal a decisive blow to the war effort and Holmes must find out the rebels' plans, and if possible, stop the rebellion which appears imminent. He has need of Watson once again.

Comments: (7)

luisRED
Let's say you're an unknown writer and you wanted to boost up sales of your fictional tales of historic events - what would you do? Right, put two of the most beloved characters of world literature right in the middle of it. So far, so good.

I can't even say the book wasn't well written. And if you're interested in the Easter uprising in Ireland, it may be well up your alley. I wasn't.

I bought this book because of Holmes & Watson. And the Holmes & Watson in this writer's book are just generic characters. They could be called Smith & Jones fwiw - only then there would be far less Holmesian/Sherlockian potential readers. So, as long as you're content to every now and then see the beloved names in print and don't care too much about characterisation - go and buy this book.

If you're expecting to see a bit more of the characters you love and the interaction typical for them, you'll probably be as disappointed as I was.

For me this is just cashing in on the hype.
Netlandinhabitant
This is a very intriguing book. I had never read about the Easter Uprising. After traveling to Dublin and seeing some of the places in the book, I appreciated this nook immensely. It had a lovely flow, quite like Doyle's writing.
Rarranere
The character of Sherlock is always interesting - as long as it is kept to the time period. I can easily imagine the dynamic duo helping in the cause.
Gabar
Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels by Kieran McCullen

Homes is pressed back into service as Liam Altamont, and sent to Dublin, Ireland. There are strong indications that the supporters of Home Rule in Ireland have been stockpiling weapons and ammunition. With Holmes in place as Altamont, Mycroft believes that his brother will need help.

Dr. John H Watson, now a Lieutenant Colonel in the RAMC, is recalled from his duties with WWI and reassigned to Dublin to assist Holmes. Watson will pass under the name of Dr. Thomas Elmer Ryan, late of San Francisco.

Despite all attempts to stop the uprising, things come to a head during Easter week 1916. The Irish Republican Brotherhood formed a seven man council and decided to fight. Members of Patrick Pearse’s Irish Volunteers, joined by the smaller Irish Citizen Army of James Connolly, along with 200 members of Cumann na mBan, seized and burned locations in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic.

They were outnumbered and out gunned from the start. The rebellion lasted only for six days. The men who were the leaders of this rebellion were all executed.

This story is an excellent example of Historical Fiction. The desperation of the men involved comes through in the author’s stirring prose. One can almost hear the gunfire and smell the smoke and blood. The underlying politics that were directly responsible for the uprising are examined fully enough to be clear to this American a century later.

I am having a very difficult time finding the role of Holmes and Watson in this story. Holmes is a detective, but there is little to no detection in this book. Holmes is a spy, and even that doesn’t have the ring of the Altamont in His Last Bow.

I can certainly give Kieran McMullen points for the Historical accuracy of his tale. His sketching of the personalities of each of the Historical people involved brings them to life as people, not just historical footnotes. I am sure Irish Nationals will appreciate his narrative of Éirí Amach na Cásca.

But this is a Sherlock Holmes story, purported to be written by Watson himself. While they work together, there is none of the usual interaction. In this story, although Holmes makes an excellent spy; it is Watson whose military expertise is called upon again and again. I think I would have liked it better as a Doctor Watson adventure, with Holmes playing a minor role.

For Historical accuracy and character development, this book would get five stars. As a Sherlock Holmes book, one star is all I would give. So the book as a whole gets three stars.

Quoth the Raven…
Xal
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, but I suspect they are fairly true to life. Many of the participants in this tale died during or within a short time after the events narrated. Most of the prominent survivors died within the next few years, so our knowledge of these times relies mostly on the memories of a very few survivors and on those of friends of the participants. Paper evidence, outside of court records, is in short supply and the courts were mostly English, with little regard for the truth of events in Ireland in the face of the urgency of The Great War.

The History between England and Ireland begins shortly after the Norman Conquest. From the traditional English point of view, Ireland was a land of feuding tribes and pirate raiders. The period of anarchy that followed the death of Brian Boru, who turned back the Vikings and their allies at the Battle of Clontarf, offered all the excuse that the Norman overlords needed to extend their conquest to the island. Unlike England, the Irish were never integrated into the Kingdom. They retained their own language, customs and religious leadership.

When Henry split the English Church from Rome, the Irish remained in communion with Rome. The Church of Ireland made little impact on the Irish. Most members were those whose loyalties were to England such as the descendants of Scottish and English emigrants brought into Ireland as part of Royal policies. The Glorious Revolution of the Seventeenth Century completed the entire subjection of Ireland to English control as Cromwell invaded and devastated Ireland. Revolution festered and generations of Irish patriots carried out an uprising roughly every forty years from the late Eighteenth Century into the Twentieth.

This story is typical of Irish tragedies. Poets, teachers and madmen persuade and trick others into a hopeless revolution and the English act in their chosen character. After the battle is won, they decide to wash out all traces of revolution with blood after being unable to mount any effective prevention. Stupidity, venality and complete misunderstanding of the other side mark the normal course of English-Irish relations.

Obviously, this tale is fiction, but it could have been true. Most of the characters are real and they acted much as described. Holmes and Watson provide us with insights and a point of view of events that echo Greek Tragedies with their view that character is destiny. As I said, this is a sad story, but it is gripping, emotionally involving and impressive.

Reviewed by: Philip K. Jones, July 2012
Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels download epub
Mystery
Author: Kieran McMullen
ISBN: 1780920539
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: MX Publishing (November 28, 2011)
Pages: 280 pages