Whether you live here in London, work here, play here or if you are in the throws of planning a trip to visit us here, these are the books you need to read. As usual, you can give us a shout with your own recommendations – thrillers, literary classics, biographies, anthologies, anything! – at the usual email address, via Twitter or Facebook, or simply leave a comment below.
London Walks' resident Sherlock Holmes ace Richard IV. spoils us with not one but FIVE recommendations for Sherlock Holmes stories…
“I thought I'd pick five Holmes stories," he explains, "one from each of the collections, each of which has a strong London connection."
1. The Blue Carbuncle
The perfect seasonal tale, with Covent Garden, Bow Street, the British Museum and a missing jewel.
2. The Greek Interpreter
The clubland of St James's, the lodgings of Sherlock's brilliant brother, and a kidnapping and murder plot.
3. The Second Stain
Murder in Westminster and visit from the Prime Minister as a vital letter goes missing.
4. The Dying Detective
From the East End docks to ‘something nutritious’ at Simpson's in the Strand as Holmes and Watson trap a ruthless poisoner.
5. The Illustrious Client
An attack on Holmes in Regent Street, a trip to Charing Cross Hospital, and research for Watson at the London Library on the trail of the lethal Baron Gruner.”
Meet Richard IV at Embankment Station every Friday at 2.00p.m to follow In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes. Here he is discussing Sherlock on the London Walks Podcast…
POST UPDATED 8/10/16
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