Synopses & Reviews
Ingeniously contrived and shrewdly executed by some of the finest talents at work in crime fiction todayAnne Perry, Loren Estleman, Gillian Linscott, Edward D. Hoch, Peter Tremayne, Stuart Kaminsky, Jon L. Breen, Bill Crider, Howard Engel, Carolyn Wheat, and L. B. Greenwoodthe eleven stories in this premier volume celebrate the keen mind and singular manners of the Great Detective. "This collection is of the highest order and should be required for every Sherlockian shelf."Minneapolis Star Tribune "A worthier gift for any mystery aficionado cannot be imagined."Chicago Sun-Times "Uniformly faithful to the spirit of Doyle's creation."Publisher's Weekly
The game's afoot Read all-new Sherlock Holmes stories and speculative essays, praised as "of the highest order and should be required for every Sherlockian shelf" (Rocky Mountain News).
Eccentric, coldly rational, brilliant, doughty, exacting, lazy-in full bohemian color the world's most famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his loyal companion Dr. John Watson, investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this collection of totally original and confounding tales. As in the popular debut Murder in Baker Street
, Anne Perry and ten more popular mystery writers celebrate the mind and methods of Sherlock Holmes. Includes new tales by:
- Sharyn McCrumb
- Loren D. Estleman
- Carolyn Wheat
- Malachi Saxon
- Jon L. Breen
- Bill Crider
- Colin Bruce
- Lenore Carroll
- Barry Day
- Daniel Stashower
And brilliantly insightful essays including:
- Christopher Redmond on illuminating the vast possibilities that new technology offers in "Sherlock Holmes on the Internet"
- Editors Lellenberg and Stashower's "A Sherlockian Library" details fifty essential books for the Arthur Conan Doyle fan
- Philip A. Shreffler's essay explores one of English literature's most famous friendships in "Holmes and Watson, the Head and the Heart"
Table of Contents
The man from Capetown /Stuart M. Kaminsky --The case of the Borderland dandelions /Howard Engel --The siren of Sennen Cove /Peter Tremayne --The case of the bloodless sock /Anne Perry --The adventure of the anonymous author /Edward D. Hoch --The case of the vampire's mark /Bill Crider --A hansom for Mr. Holmes /Gillian Linscott --The adventure of the Arabian Knight /Loren D. Estleman --The adventure of the Cheshire Cheese /Jon L. Breen --Darkest gold /L. B. Greenwood --The remarkable worm /Carolyn Wheat --Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes /Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --100 years of Sherlock Holmes /Lloyd Rose --And now, a word from Arthur Conan Doyle /Jon L. Lellenberg --Contributors.