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Murder in the Vatican: The Church Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

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"A lot of fun."
- Mark Brumley, CEO of Ignatius Press
 "The Best Book I Read in 2010"

"Even the casual reader of the Canon comes away noting that several of Holmes's unpublished cases have to do with the Catholic Church. Lewis runs with this ecclesiastical hook, giving us a decent dose of Baker Street and three good mysteries, and even throws in a meeting with G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown. In addition, Rikki Niehaus illustrates the book with delightful period-style pen-and-inks."
- The Baker Street Journal

"From page one I was instantly immersed in the stories and, even better, I was never thrown out of the story because of some inconsistency. I felt these were truly Sherlock Holmes stories and I got the same enjoyable feeling from these as I did originally from the stories."
- Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester

"Sherlock Holmes: The Church Mysteries would be perfect for reading aloud at night by a roaring fire. I recommend it for all ages, especially for those who can never get enough of the one and only Sherlock Holmes."
- Elena Marie Vidal, Tea at Trianon

"A collection of three stories, it is a delightful, enjoyable read from start to finish, beautifully written with characters who are familiar yet unique in the setting of this book. Lewis captures well the essence of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books."
- Ellen Hrkach,

"What I enjoyed about it were the stories themselves - three new mysteries, lots of comraderie and excitement and an interesting peek at international politics and religion of that age. Ann Lewis has a wonderful feel for the characters; you can tell she's a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Holmes pastiches - and to the casual mystery reader who enjoys Holmes' & Watson's adventures."
- Karina Fabian, Fabianspace

"Rich in detail but not bogging down the action, Murder in the Vatican has its reader on their toes from the get-go. We set off on an adventure of three mysteries, all in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but from the hand of Ann Lewis. Authentically-styled illustrations also take the reader back to the times of Victorian England, the setting for Sherlockian literature. This is a very enjoyable set of mysteries."

"All three of the stories are amazing. I have to say I have never really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes stories that were not written by Conan Doyle. But this set of stories has changed my mind. The cases are interesting, engaging, and exciting. Any Sherlockian fan will enjoy these. This book is awesome, and is definitely a treat that any true Sherlock Holmes fan will enjoy over and over again."
- The Detective Eye

"This superb collection of Holmes mysteries based upon adventures hinted at in the original tome, have been brought to life by Lewis's talented pen in a masterful way. Two of the stories are told entirely from the good Dr. Watson's point of view. In one, Watson shares this honor with Pope Leo XIII. Any Sherlock Holmes fan or lover of the mystery genre will want to pick up a copy of Murder in The Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis. It's the perfect bedtime read."
- The Book Connection

"This wasn't just some mystery solved in a deductive manner like Sherlock Holmes, nor does it merely borrow Sherlock Holmes as a character. No. Two of the three sections were written from the point of view of Dr. Watson, and with language and style so carefully imitative that I had to keep reminding myself that Ann Margaret Lewis wrote this and not Arthur Conan Doyle himself. This reads exactly like any Sherlock Holmes mystery. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you simply MUST read Murder in the Vatican: The Church Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. If you simply like good mysteries set in Victorian England or Rome of the same period, this is well worth your time too. Bravo, Ann. Thank you for writing this.
- Caprice Hokstad