An Opened Grave: Sherlock Holmes Investigates His Ultimate Case  -     By: L. Frank James
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An Opened Grave: Sherlock Holmes Investigates His Ultimate Case

Publishers Design Group / 2006 / Paperback

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In the midst of reitrement, Sherlock Holmes is lured into what he believes to be a simple missing person case. The events that follow essentially drive him to the edge of sanity. While investigating his new case, an apparent miracle saves his life and causes him to begin to question is own world-view. His client, the lovely and devout Miss Elizabeth Hackberry, offers him an explanation for the life saving miracle--an \ explanation that challenges all that he knows and believes.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Publishers Design Group
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.75 (inches)
ISBN: 1934080004
ISBN-13: 9781934080009
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Sherlock Holmes is known for tackling bizarre cases. In An Opened Grave by L. Frank James, Holmes investigates a difficult and intriguing case: Did Jesus Christ die and rise again? Told from the perspective of Holmes’ loyal companion Dr. Watson, An Open Grave takes readers on a logical journey of Holmes’ quest for Christ. The seed of the question is planted in Holmes’ mind when a client of his becomes convinced that Jesus saved Holmes’ life. Holmes tries to find a logical explanation for his rescue, but upon finding none he begins to research the possibilities of it being a miraculous event. With Watson’s help he then initiates his travels, taking him from his comfortable quarters in London on an arduous journey to Jerusalem in search of the truth.
L. Frank James’ plot is exciting and thought-provoking, bringing up a sound argument for the validity of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, while framing everything in a entertaining story with some of the most beloved characters in detective fiction. He remains true to the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as Conan Doyle established them.
He takes the story through some interesting and surprising twists while still being able to maintain a clear path of reasoning. His style flows well and is easy to follow, even through the intense parts of the plot. He succeeds as he tries to mimic the narrative style that Doyle established when writing from Watson’s perspective. The Christian elements of the book are sound, non-doctrinal, and they aid the plot without sounding preachy.
An Open Grave would be best recommended for fans of the Sherlock Holmes tales or for those who are fond of detective and mystery stories. -- Jessica Becker, Christian Book

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 12, 2007
    H Blake
    I ran across a review for this book that I think says it all. It is penned by Roger Johnson of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. In it he states, "An Opened Grave is unusually well done. Mr. James captures the Doyle-Watson style acceptably. More importantly he achieves the considerable feat of treating a serious subject -- the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ -- seriously within a story that's both thrilling and funny. There's excitement in plenty, and the reasoned arguments for and against the Christian faith are thoroughly stimulating. Like GK Chesterton and CS Lewis, Mr James is a fine storyteller and a notable Christian apologist."We have given this book to several agnostic friends/family who love fiction. The fictional device is excellently handled by Frank James in communicating the gospel. It deals honestly with the arguments against belief and delivers the redemptive message in an inviting way.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 1, 2006
    Marie Scanlan
    Frank is a GREAT writer and artist, I can't wait to read everything he puts out! His writing is smart, but not difficult to understand, just a GREAT READ.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 1, 2006
    Andrew Browne
    The most amazing aspect of this latest work by Mr. James is it's period feel. As if Doyle himself had written it. Just one more example of the truly Rennaisance talents of Frank James. I'm honored to call him friend.A Browne
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