#Bookreview – Something Wicker This Way Comes by Colin Garrow

Colin Garrow

What Amazon says

Based on the infamous Blog of the same name, this indecorous take on the Holmes and Watson stories pitch the detecting duo into Whitechapel, the Western Isles and the Village of the Damned. Adult humour throughout.

THE WATSON LETTERS is book #1 in this Victorian comedy adventure series.
If you love historical mysteries, buy something else instead, but if you’re into fart-gags and innuendo this’ll be right up your Victorian street.

My review

I became a big fan of Colin Garrow’s The Watson Letters through his blog of the same name. I found this book to be an extremely funny take off of the solving of interesting cases by Holmes and Watson. This particular book makes references to other famous historical and literary characters like Jack the Ripper, Jane Eyre and John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cookoos. While you don’t have to have read these literary works or be knowledgable of these characters to enjoy this book, it certainly added to my entertainment that I did know them. I was able to appreciate the full spectrum of Garrow’s clever wit.

Watson is depicted as the real hero of these adventures which he painstakingly writes down in the form of letters. Watson has a incredibly passionate love affair going on with his wife, Mary, which I thought was great fun. All in, this is a humorous and enjoyable novella.

You can find Colin’s blog, The Watson Letters here: https://thewatsonletters.com/2019/03/26/a-face-at-the-window/

About Colin Garrow

Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including: taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. All Colin’s books are available as eBooks and most are also out in paperback, too. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems and the occasional song.

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32 thoughts on “#Bookreview – Something Wicker This Way Comes by Colin Garrow

  1. Robbie, an excellent review of an intriguing and unusual book … one I’ll definitely take a look at! I like the idea of references to famous writers and a different take on Holmes & Watson!

    Hope you’re having a lovely start to the weekend! 😀

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      1. Books that makes one laugh are few and far between – always fun to read!

        Chocolate house making course!! Darn – I missed it! It sounds great but can imagine it’s tiring and lots of clearing up. Hope you have a quieter Sunday. It’s been warm and sunny today so did the typical British outing – to the garden centre! Meant to buy just one plant – ended up with a trolley full and can’t wait to plant them tomorrow. Do you also have Mother’s Day tomorrow? It is here and I’m informed my son is making breakfast!! (It might be rather late in the day though!!)😀

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      2. I do like trips to the garden centre, Annika. My mother is a wonderful gardener. The chocolate house making is a lot of work but it was fun and I made two houses for my charities. It is not Mothers Day here, we go with the USA date in May. I hope you have a lovely day and are spoiled.


  2. This is an excellent review, Robbie. I’m a fan of Holmes and Watson and I like the idea of solving their cases.

    It’ll be April Fools day tomorrow (it’s still March 31 here, one more hour to go). I hope nobody pulls a trick on me.

    You work hard on the chocolate houses for fundraising. A friend and I hosted a brunch as a part of the silent auction fundraising event for 12 ladies. They contributed the funds for the missionaries. It was fun for us to host it.

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