Peter Rowland: The Disappearance of Edwin Drood

Отправлено 30 апр. 2013 г., 13:21 пользователем Sven Karsten

'I am lost with­out my Boswell,' Sher­lock Holmes once re­marked.

The pri­vate pa­pers of Dr John H. Wat­son, MD, late of the In­di­an army, are less vo­lu­mi­nous than those be­queathed to a de­light­ed pos­ter­i­ty by the Laird of Auchin­leck, but the ques­tion of their pub­li­ca­tion has posed prob­lems of a more in­tractable na­ture. Their trustees, Messrs Cox & Co. of Char­ing Cross, have been ad­vised that, the pas­sage of many years notwith­stand­ing, there are cer­tain mat­ters over which, even now, the veil of se­cre­cy must re­main firm­ly drawn. Such ma­te­ri­al as it has oth­er­wise been pos­si­ble to re­lease has proved, in the main, dis­ap­point­ing­ly in­con­se­quen­tial.

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