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The Three Locks Book Cover‘MacBird’s series grows stronger with each book and she remains, in my opinion, the best and most faithful pastiche writer out there today – bar none.’

— Alistair Duncan, The Doylockian

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“The creation of new Sherlock Holmes stories is a longstanding and thriving cottage industry, with no signs of sluggishness either in print or on-screen. MacBird, an American who splits time between the U.S. and the United Kingdom, is one of its top-notch practitioners… MacBird has a gift for moving smoothly among the multiple plots, and her prose style is always evocative and respectful of the Victorian-era milieu. Her historical research sits lightly, and the characters of both major and minor players are never less than convincing.”

— Adam Woog, The Seattle Times 

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‘Vivid and exciting, this is a strongly written Holmes adventure that keeps the reader hooked from start to finish.’

— Emma Clarendon Love London Love Culture

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“Intriguing… MacBird artfully alternates among multiple plotlines, maximizing suspense. With its deep probe into the friendship between the detective and the doctor, this is a good choice for fans of… Sherlock Holmes.”  

— Publishers Weekly

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 “MacBird’s novels are a gem.”

— C. P. Lesley, New Books Network

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‘This wasn’t just a good book – it was a fabulous book… this was definitely a five star read for me. If you love Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, this is a sympathetic, warm and respectful pastiche by an author who seems to love them very much. Even if you haven’t read the originals, there is lots for you to enjoy here and I urge you to dive in. Highly recommended!’

— The Quick and the Read book blog

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The Three Locks is the fourth in MacBird’s Sherlock series, but can be read as a stand-alone. She puts her own spin on the classic characters and she brings the era to life well…. I admit that I enjoy most Sherlock adaptations, but this series is one of the best, in my opinion.”

— Carol’s Notebook

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*****FIVE STAR*****
‘Fast paced, full of intrigue and a pleasure to read the adventure with true Sherlock essence – highly recommended.’

— Too Many Books Never Enough Time blog

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 “There is murder, romance, family secrets, insanity, scientific discovery, greed, confusion, misplaced loyalties, and a plethora of clues and misdirection… thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing.”

— Gayle Surrette, Gumshoe Review

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 “The Three Locks by Bonnie MacBird hit all the right notes for me and may be one of my favorite reads of 2021 so far. ”

— Lauren Stoolfire, Always Me Blog

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“The Three Locks, by Bonnie MacBird (London: Collins Crime Club, 2021; 412 pp., $26.99), is the fourth in her series of pastiches, and a prequel, set in 1887 and involving Holmes and Watson with stage magicians in London and with students and dons at Cambridge; it’s nicely done, and a welcome addition to the series.  The story is told with style and surprises, and there is a personal mystery for Watson.   Her web-site www.macbird.com has interesting and colorful annotations for all of the books.”

— Peter Blau, The Baker Street Irregulars 

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