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Title:
More Holmes for the holidays
Author:
Greenberg, Martin Harry.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Christmas gift / Four wise men / Eleemosynary, my dear Watson / Adventure of the greatest gift / Case of the Rajah's emerald / Christmas conspiracy / Music of Christmas / Adventure of the Christmas Bear / Adventure of the naturalist's stock pin / Adventure of the second violet / Human mystery
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ISBN:
9780425170335
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How could Berkley Prime Crime possibly top Holmes for the Holidays, their biggest selling anthology? How about more Holmes for the Holidays...The complete list of contributors:* Anne Perry * Peter Lovesy * Barbara Paul * Loren D. Estleman * Carolyn Wheat * Edward D. Hoch * L.B. Greenwood * Bill Crider * Jon L. Breen * Daniel Stashower * Tanith Lee


Author Notes

Martin H. Greenberg was born in 1942. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1969 and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin until 1995. Over the course of his long and prolific career, Greenberg has published around 1000 anthologies and has worked with numerous best-selling authors including Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Anne McCaffrey, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and Dean Koontz. He has won numerous awards including the Horror Guild Award in 1994, the Deathrealm Award in 1996, the Bram Stoker Award in 1998, and the Prometheus Special Award in 2005. He also received The Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing and the Milford Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction editing.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The 11 new stories in this anthology by prominent modern mystery writers are about Holmes' and Watson's adventures over the Christmas holidays. The editors of this anthology, a sequel to Holmes for the Holiday (1996), are experienced mystery writers and Holmes buffs themselves. These well-written stories are bright and fast paced with a reassuring quotient of Doyle-like devices scuh as stolen jewels, opium dens, crowded London streets and slums, and country homes with damsels in distress. The stories evoke such Holmes classics as "Red Headed League," "Speckled Band," and "Copper Beeches." At the same time, the authors revivify Holmes and Watson as characters, for example, Barbara Paul's "Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson" gives the duo a fresh, dry wit. The anthology also has Holmes sharing the stage with Oscar Wilde, O. Henry, Tiny Tim and other Dickensian characters, and Kipling. Recommend this enjoyable anthology to fans of Holmes as well as fans of mystery short stories. --John Rowen


Library Journal Review

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuthing pair continues to inspire other mystery writers, as witnessed by these three titles. In Millett's novel, Sherlock Holmes, languishing between cases in London, seizes the opportunity to authenticateÄfor the Swedish kingÄa rune stone found in Minnesota. He and Watson (the narrator, of course) encounter a wide variety of locals, from a wealthy empire builder and a lusty saloon-keeper to a beautiful ex-brothel owner. Before they can examine the stone, however, someone steals it and kills its owner. Secretive, surprising, inventive, and ill-acquainted with modesty, Sherlock and his latest American adventure (e.g., Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders) merit wide readership. Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older brother) and confidential secretary Peter Guthrie take the place of Holmes and Watson in Fawcett's series (Against the Brotherhood) "authorized" by Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Oddly enough, this pair's mission also involves the Swedish king, whom they must smuggle out of the country aboard a fast train to Scotland. Assassination attempts, murder, conspiracy, and secrecy all lend to the intrigue and tension. Literate prose and an overabundance of detail may dry this out for some, but purchase for fans. More Holmes for the Holidays, a follow-up to the 1996 Holmes for the Holidays, features 11 new tributes to Conan Doyle. Authors include not only well-known mystery writers such as Anne Perry, Jon Breen, and Peter Lovesey but also "cross-over" Western and sf writers, such as Bill Crider, Loren Estleman, and Tanith Lee. In Perry's story, which leads off, Holmes and Watson determine how a priceless Stradivarius was stolen from a locked room during a ten-minute time frame. In Lee's story, the pair confront an apparent puzzle dealing with a beautiful woman and a family curse. All in all, a likely purchase for most short story collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Jon L. LellenbergAnne PerryPeter LoveseyBarbara PaulLoren D. EstlemanCarolyn WheatEdward D. HochL. B. GreenwoodBill CriderJon L. BreenDaniel StashowerTanith Lee
Introductionp. vii
The Christmas Giftp. 1
The Four Wise Menp. 31
Eleemosynary, My Dear Watsonp. 54
The Adventure of the Greatest Giftp. 85
The Case of the Rajah's Emeraldp. 103
The Christmas Conspiracyp. 127
The Music of Christmasp. 145
The Adventure of the Christmas Bearp. 166
The Adventure of the Naturalist's Stock Pinp. 184
The Adventure of the Second Violetp. 200
The Human Mysteryp. 216
About the Authorsp. 260

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