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Book Reviews: More Holmes For The Holidays, part 2 + 1636: The Kremlin Games

More Holmes For The Holidays edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, and Carol-Lynn Waugh, part 2

The Adventure of the Second Violet
Violet Hunter’s husband asks for help. This was silly.

The Human Mystery
This is a good story by Tanith Lee. Holmes is asked for help by Eleanor Caston. But she has her own agenda.

Best Lines:
“I do not care for people much, they are generally so stupid.”

“Silly witless creatures, geese done up in ribbons.”

“There are serpents among the apples, Watson.”

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1636: The Kremlin Games by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett

I am done with ‘The Ring of Fire’ series, this book was just the latest piece of crap that made me decide to stop wasting my time with a once good series that has gone to the dogs. A drunken ner’do’well named Bernie is hired to go to Russian and bring American technology to the medieval serfdom that exists there. Bernie fights typhoid, brings guns and toilets while a Russian princess wants to obtain trashy underwear. I’m just tired of this series and it’s casual sexism and xenophobia. This was a tedious morass of techno babble, war and a serf uprising.
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