The Chronicles of the Obscure Detective: Williams Joy Returns With a Brand New Collection!
Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)
Williams Joy, the ambitious and obscure detective, lands in London to follow his master's, Sherlock Holmes, footpath. Yet, what followed at 221B Baker Street was something he did not foresee. A double-homicide takes place and it is Williams's chance to take the first step towards his goal! As he is solving the case, something bizarre occurs which makes him realise that, if he wants to solve the case, he ought to use all of his knowledge acquired from his master's methodologies. The incident instigated and showed to be the new epochs for Williams's life and for London's crime syndicate! This book contains the stories from "A Mere Vengeance" and "The Adventures of The Four Seasons" in a brand new collection!
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10
Plot: Joy’s novel is very reminiscent of the tales of Sherlock Holmes, and will delight fans of the genre. This is an enjoyable collection of mysteries that are solved by a detective who closely studied Holmes and uses his methods to solve crimes.
Prose/Style: This work is written in Victorian English, and the author’s expertise in the craft is demonstrated as the language flows smoothly and quickly.
Originality: There are numerous works that are similar to Sherlock Holmes or spin-offs of Conan Doyle’s work. While the premise may not be particularly fresh, the mysteries themselves are unique and entertaining.
Character Development/Execution: The protagonist, Williams Joy, remains consistent throughout the whole story and does not exhibit much character growth or change.
Date Submitted: April 01, 2021