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Title:
In the company of Sherlock Holmes : stories inspired by the Holmes canon
Author:
King, Laurie R., editor.
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers--and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Inside you'll find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes.
General Note:
Includes stories by: Laura Caldwell, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Cornelia Funke, Andrew Grant, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, Leslie S. Klinger, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, John Reppion & Leah Moore, Michael Sims, and Gahan Wilson.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781605986586
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers--and writers!Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of the New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes.The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot--again!


Author Notes

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories. She has won or been nominated for a multitude of prizes, has been chosen as the guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar Award and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Devotees of the greatest of all fictional detectives will welcome this anthology from King and Klinger (A Study in Sherlock), who have assembled a murderers' row of talent, including bestselling authors not usually associated with Holmes and Watson. Only two stories are traditional pastiches; the other 13 pay homage to the spirit of the originals in very different ways. Michael Connelly's "The Crooked Man," in which Harry Bosch consults a coroner named Art Doyle, cleverly riffs on Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Crooked Man."A brilliant bipolar patient puts his gifts for Holmesian deduction to use while tracking a serial killer in Jeffrey Deaver's "The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman." Cornelia Funke provides insights into Holmes's youth in her moving "Lost Boys," while an elderly Holmes plays a heroic role during WWII in John Lescroart's stirring "Dunkirk." Klinger himself weighs in with one of the more memorable entries, "The Closing," which offers a sophisticated variation on one of the most tragic canonical adventures. According to the editors' illuminating introduction, a similarly themed second volume is in the works. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Laurie R. King and Leslie S. KlingerMichael ConnellySara ParetshyMichael SimsAndrew GrantJeffery DeavrLaura CaldwellJohn LescroartLeak Moore and John Reppion and Chris Doherty and Adam CadwellCornelia FunkeDenise HamiltonMichael DirdaHarlan EllisonNancy HolderLeslie S. KlingerGahan Wilson
Introductionp. vii
The Crooked Manp. 1
The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealerp. 15
The Memoirs of Silver Blazep. 37
Dr. Watson's Casebookp. 53
The Adventure of the Laughing Fishermanp. 79
Art in the Bloodp. 105
Dunkirkp. 121
The Problem of the Empty Slipper: Scriptp. 159
Lost Boysp. 169
The Thinking Machinep. 177
By Any Other Namep. 199
He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmesp. 215
The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestressp. 225
The Closingp. 241
How I Came to Meet Sherlock Holmesp. 249
About the Contributorsp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Supplemental Copyright Pagep. 262

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