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  • The Celtic Phoenix

  • A Sherlock Holmes Adventure: Introducing Tessa Wiggins - The Irregular Detective
  • By: Kim Krisco
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Reed
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

An enigmatic jewelry case, holding human remains, arrives at the cottage of Sherlock Holmes, enticing him from his retirement refuge in the Sussex Downs. Holmes sets out on the trail of the murderer taunting him, joining forces with one of his former Baker Street irregulars, Tessa Wiggins. The two find themselves battling forces arising from a time before England was a country - when the Celts were fighting for survival.

Though set in 1919, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who reigned over much of Europe 3,000 years ago. It was a time when the bond with Nature was strong...when people walked in the olde ways...and when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shake the rational foundations upon Sherlock Holmes built his life and career.

©2018 Kim Krisco (P)2018 MX Publishing

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The Celtic Pheonix

A good read and listen to, a definite rainy day book that you can snuggle down and listen to.

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A novel take on a great classic

Kim Krisco has not only an eloquent and genuine gift in painting a variety of scenes, but also a stellar talent in bringing memorable characters to life. 

His storytelling coupled with Rebecca Reed's narration made for especially enjoyable and repeat listening. I would recommend this work and his others to all fans of the original, classic Holmes adventures.

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  • Clau
  • 31-05-21

A very good story

Okay, honestly, this is not a Sherlock Holmes' story. It's Tessa Wiggins' story, in which Holmes and Watson have a, somehow, important role. Now that that point has been clarified, I must say that this is a great story.

I liked the idea of the cult of Celtic women warriors, the mystic aspects of it and the reflection about the validity of seeking vengeance.

And although it wasn't the main focus of the story, I also enjoyed the relationship between Holmes and Tessa.

Rebecca Reed's narration is good, well-paced and emotionally accurate. Sadly, she fails when it comes to making the different characters' voices distinctive, particularly when they are male voices.

In short, this may not be a Sherlock Holmes' story but is a great, entertaining story about a young woman finding her path in life.

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  • K. Lewandowski
  • 07-03-21

Great story

I am always a fan of Sherlock Holmes. And while there was some interaction with Holmes, the majority of this book was about a young lady named Tessa and a Druidess named Ghana. it is a well thought out book. I loved this book.