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In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
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!
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pegasus (November 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605986585
- ISBN-13: 978-1605986586
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
About what I expected....
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This book automatically gets the first star for being the volume that freed Sherlock Holmes and released him for all time into the Public Domain. Well done, Mr. Klinger! (If you don't know the story, look it up.)
Contemporary Authors New Stories of Holmes & Holmes Type
Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger in their new book, “In the Company of Sherlock Holmes” published by Pegasus Books LLC give us Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon.
The legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work and his most famous character is on rich display here.
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As an addendum to the bestselling A STUDY IN SHERLOCK, editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger invited contemporary authors to contribute original stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary Sherlock Holmes tales. Following a lengthy copyright battle with Conan Doyle’s estate, detailed in the foreword, the characters and settings of Sherlock Holmes are now in the public domain. Here, an eclectic but accomplished group of novelists, primarily mystery and crime writers, take some intriguingly different looks at Holmes’ legacy.
An Off-beat, and varied (in genre and style) but well-written collection of stories paying homage to Holmes and Watson
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I've seen quite a few mainstream reviews complaining, or remarking of the unusual nature of some of the stories herein (not to mention at least one amateur review right here on this Amazon page), which is odd, given that this is a collection of stories that were _inspired_ by the Sherlock Holmes canon: that DOESN'T mean they have to emulate it; it doesn't even mean they should be mystery stories.