Watson's Choice Author:Gladys Mitchell Wealthy and eccentric Sir Bohun Chantrey numbered among his enthusiasms and absorbing admiration for Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate that great man's anniversary, he gave a party at which guests were invited to impersonate characters from the Holmes stories. A good time would, no doubt, have been had by all -- if only the struggle for Sir Bohu... more »n's money had been less competitive, and if he himself had not, to the dismay and consternation of his relatives, suddenly announced his decision to marry a governess.
Fortunately, Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley and her secretary Laura Menzies were among the guests, so that, when events began to sour, they were on hand to investigate a rapidly intensifying mystery.
There was the unexpected meeting at a nearby inn; the sudden disappearance of the Lady in the Case; the menacing presence of Sir Bohun's toreador son,. And, last but not least, the was the arrival, startling and unheralded. of the Hound of the Baskervilles.« less
I've enjoyed Mitchell's earlier Mrs. Bradley books, but was very disappointed in this. It's a rambling, not-very-sensible mystery and oddly written in some parts. The Holmes-themed party occurs early on and is not really that important. And I never did figure out all that rigamarole about the Hound. Not recommended for general mystery lovers or those who enjoy a Mrs. Bradley story.