Board Game Review: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Case 7: The Banker’s Quietus
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a solo or co-op board game that is ideally played by 1-4 players. It takes place in Victorian London (the 1880s-1890s) and you are trying to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. The goal is supposedly to beat Holmes – solve the mystery with fewer clues than he does – but the real fun is if you follow all the clues, and get a picture of the entire mystery, including the parts Holmes doesn’t touch upon.
I previously reviewed the first six cases in this collection: The Munitions Magnate, The Tin Soldier, The Mystified Murderess, The Lionized Lions, The Cryptic Corps and The Mummy’s Curse.
The seventh case is called The Banker’s Quietus.
This case opens with the murder of Oswald Mason. He was working for the Bank of England. The murderer sneaked into the house through an upstairs window. He then entered Oswald’s office and a violent fight ensued between Oswald and the attacker. A statue is broken at the crime scene, and another statuette is mentioned as potential weapon.
The newspapers are very important in this case, and I really liked that. Not just the most recent newspaper, but also the previous ones. They’re all building up to something, and I like the little leads left here and there.
This case is not one of my favorites, but it is quite all right in terms of story and build-up. Like I mentioned, my favourite part were the newspapers. But it’s hardly a groundbreaking case, although it does easily provide an hour or two of entertainment on a rainy winter’s evening.
If you like Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, then I recommend…
A Study in Shifters (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes Book 1)
Seventeen-year-old Marisol Holmes wants to live up to the family legacy; after all, she is the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes. What’s more Holmesian than a grisly murder? The Conclave, an underground organization of detectives solving supernatural cases, is giving her just one chance to catch a killer and join them. After all, as a half-blood jaguar shifter, Marisol is uniquely qualified to solve this murder—since every scrap of evidence points toward the culprit being a fellow jaguar shifter.
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
There’s more to this than just evidence. Is one of her own people really involved, or is this all a ploy to kick Marisol’s mother off the shifter throne?
When Marisol discovers her handsome best friend, Roan, is missing, she realizes Roan may be the killer’s next target. The stakes just got higher than political intrigue.
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Just when things couldn’t get worse, Marisol’s ex-boyfriend-turned-nemesis, Mannix, starts leaving sinister clues for her. In her last case, Mannix broke her heart and ruined her case, and Marisol isn’t sure which is worse. Marisol fears this case too might be far more personal than she could’ve imagined.
It’s time for Marisol to prove her worth, or her people could fall into chaos while her best friend loses his life.
This book is perfect for fans of: shapeshifters, steampunk, paranormal, high school drama, teen romance, Sherlock Holmes and deadly intrigue.
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