A Study in Sherlock

A Study in Sherlock

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

Book - 2011
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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 these stories

“You’d Better Go In Disguise” by Alan Bradley
“As To ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’” by Tony Broadbent
“The Men With the Twisted Lips” by S. J. Rozan
“The Adventure of the Purloined Paget” by Phillip Margolin and Jerry Margolin
“The Bone-Headed League” by Lee Child
“The Startling Events in the Electrified City” by Thomas Perry
“The Case of Death and Honey” by Neil Gaiman
“A Triumph of Logic” by Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon
“The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes” by Laura Lippman
“The Adventure of the Concert Pianist” by Margaret Maron
“The Shadow Not Cast” by Lionel Chetwynd
“The Eyak Interpreter” by Dana Stabenow
“The Case That Holmes Lost” by Charles Todd
“The Imitator” by Jan Burke
“A Spot of Detection” by Jacqueline Winspear

*print-version only

Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes includes contributions by such authors as Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, Tony Broadbent, and Jacqueline Winspear.

& Taylor

A collection of stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes includes contributions by Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, Michael Connolly, Jacqueline Winspear and more. Original.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780812982466
Characteristics: ix, 336 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Klinger, Leslie S.
King, Laurie R.


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samdog123 Jun 17, 2013

Anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes will surely enjoy this book! Filled with short stories, written by contemporary writers who were influenced by Holmes, it's a read to be savoured. Must admit to liking some stories much more than others, but that's the way of short stories, I think!

Mar 25, 2013

Delightful collection for any Holmesian to enjoy.

Sep 20, 2012

Anyone that enjoys Holmes stories will really like this book. All of the short story authors are famous in their own right, and the stories themselves are a delight.

Feb 07, 2012

Not your run-of-the-mill pastiche. Some truly interesting and inventive takes on the characters of Holmes and Watson and on Doyle's style. My favorite by far was Neil Gaiman's contribution.


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