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A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.
Introduction by George Mann
The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One by Mark Hodder
Holmes and the Indelicate Widow by Mags L Halliday
The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters by Cavan Scott
The Post-Modern Prometheus by Nick Kyme
Mrs Hudson at the Christmas Hotel by Paul Magrs
The Case of the Night Crawler by George Mann
The Adventure of the Locked Carriage by Stuart Douglas
The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador by Eric Brown
The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman by Richard Dinnick
The Pennyroyal Society by Kelly Hale
The Persian Slipper by Steve Lockley
The Property of a Thief by Mark Wright
Woman’s Work by David Barnett
The Fallen Financier by James Lovegrove
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books (February 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781160031
- ISBN-13: 978-1781160039
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
Humor and Horror with a Side of Steampunk
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This is a startlingly eclectic collection of stories and I have to hand it to the editor, George Mann. He really picked out some amazing tales. With 14 stories, almost everyone should find something they like. Many of the 14 authors have characters from their original series interacting with Holmes and Watson, and some prior knowledge of these books might be helpful.
Frankenstein's monster, Dr. Jekyll, and Martians, oh my...
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I have to confess a certain bias. I love Sherlock Holmes and fit into the camp that believes that bad Holmes is better than no Holmes at all. I'm also a steampunk fan. Having admitted that, is it any surprise that I thoroughly loved the collection of new Holmes stories in "Encounters of Sherlock Holmes"?
A solid collection of Holmes mysteries.
Most of the pastiche collections I have purchased lately have been okay; not terrible but not memorable either. The Encounters of Sherlock Holmes is much better; good solid reads written by authors who know their stuff. I recognize a couple from earlier writings in the Virgin Publishing Doctor Who books, Mags L. Halliday and Paul Magrs. (The Virgin books were far superior to the BBC ones being churned out now.) I also read a George Mann Holmes book that was eminently entertaining even on a long day of the dreaded jury duty.( I have a James Lovegrove Holmes book but I have not read it yet.)
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes
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For Sherlockians every where. Well worth having and reading. Much better then some of the stuff written today.Or on the Television or in the movies.
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Any anthology is going to have ups and downs and this is no exception. Encounters of Sherlock Holmes is a hit and miss collection and I do not mean hit and miss by quality, but hit and miss by style. Some you might love and some you might find unappealing. That is the attraction, and potential downfall, of the anthology form. I embrace this form, and this collection, simply because it has something for everyone. I like the traditional Holmes stories, but not to the exclusion of others. This is a different take from my favorite type, but well done for what it is. Encounters of Sherlock Holmes is certainly an encounter with different types of Sherlock Holmes characters and stories
These stories were very well written and entertaining.
Actually some very good short stories here. The ones featuring Martha Hudson as the main character were both interesting as they were as opposite as stories can be. I was sorry to see the book end but it only made me more excited to read the sequel "The Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes."
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Stories were just like the old author except one
A good collection of stories
Overall, a good collection of stories. I particularly liked the story "the Property of a Thief". Some stories too fantastical. Worth a read.