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The Hounding is an excellent read for those who hold Sherlock Holmes near and dear to their hearts. With a taste of the old detective and plenty of references to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved character, this novel is just the right mix of modern happenings and classic twists.   -- Portland Book Review
A confident, meticulously detailed mystery that would have made Shirley's pipe-smoking idol proud.  --Kirkus Review
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review by . March 22, 2013
Shirley Combs and Dr. Mary Watson are drawn into a fascinating mystery in Sandra De Helen’s The Hounding. Set in and around a very convincing Portland Oregon, filled with realistic characters, twisting through red herrings and mysterious clues, and pleasingly logical, this novel is first in the author’s Shirley Combs/Dr. Watson series. And yes, the connection with England’s famous Sherlock Holmes is deliberate—it also works very well.   There are plenty of suspects, …
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