A Study in Sherlock: Stories inspired by the Holmes canon

Kobo ebook | October 25, 2011

byLaurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger, Lee Child...

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BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES—IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
 
Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one-of-a-kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective.

Thomas Perry, for example, has Dr. Watson tell his tale, in a virtuoso work of alternate history that finds President McKinley approaching the sleuth with a disturbing request; Lee Child sends an FBI agent to investigate a crime near today’s Baker Street—only to get a twenty-first-century shock; Jacqueline Winspear spins a story of a plucky boy inspired by the detective to make his own deductions; and graphic artist Colin Cotterill portrays his struggle to complete this assignment in his hilarious “The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story.”*

In perfect tribute comes this delicious collection of twisty, clever, and enthralling studies of a timeless icon.

Featuring stories from
 
Alan Bradley
Tony Broadbent
Jan Burke
Lionel Chetwynd
Lee Child
Colin Cotterill*
Neil Gaiman
Laura Lippman
Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon
Phillip & Jerry Margolin
Margaret Maron
Thomas Perry
S. J. Rozan
Dana Stabenow
Charles Todd
Jacqueline Winspear

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BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES—IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one-of-a-kin...

Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of "A Darker Place," four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries. She lives in northern California. Her newest book is the ninth one in the Mary Russell mystery series, The Language of Bees. Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812982479

ISBN - 13:9780812982473

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspired by Holmes Your favorite writers writing Holmes inspired short stories. What could go wrong. Nothing. A really great read Clearly these writers all have the greatest respect for both the Holmes cannon and character. With great care each has crafted their own adventure. Some with Holmes as a character some with Holmes like deduction from another. Great collection of short stories, perfect for when you don't have time to read a full novel.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed bag As with most short story collections, the quality is mixed. I bought this for the Neil Gaiman short story (his first one, "A Study in Emerald," is a masterpiece) and found it worthwhile.
Date published: 2014-08-04