Cute, and worthwhile to those who are immersed in the “Canon”. Interesting plot, with a denouement familiar to fans of Conan Doyle and Rex Stout. The writing is acceptable but not quite as good as either Conan Doyle or Stout. But that is a hard standard to achieve, the plot is worthy and some of the atmospheric details are unique (Combine the Magna Carta with Salvation Army?). And no less an authority as August Derleth once declared that writing a pastiche was harder than an original story because the author has less freedom. So relax and enjoy a minor gem.
Raczek’s Roughnecks – June 23, 2015