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.
“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.”
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.