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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    NO TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Dear Night Shade Books: Can you please fix this? Thank you. There are something like 28 stories in this ebook yet the publisher did not bother to create a linked Table of Contents. Good luck scrolling through this and trying to figure out where you are and where you want to get to....

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Good read, mostly sticks to Holmes canon

    There is a modern inclination by some writers to remove Holmes from his environment, where reason trumps superstition, and place him in outrageous situations (e.g., Holmes vs. Dracula), but ultimately, as entertaining as that can be, it denies Holmes' very nature. The stories in this collection (except for a couple of significant exceptions) by and large respect the traditions -- skirting close to the line but never really crossing it. If you are looking for the Great Detective to battle legions of zombies, werewolves, vampires, and aliens, this is probably not the collection for you. If you prefer your mysteries rational if somewhat skewed, this is an excellent book and highly entertaining.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Highly recommended if you've already read the canon

    This are very nice additions to the Holmes saga. The stories vary in style so they may not be to everyone's taste but they're just going to have to deal. All the stories are well written and provide interesting takes on aspects not covered by Doyle. The stories fill in some of the missing pieces in the original such as a nice expansion on the "giant rat of Sumatra" to which Holmes alludes to in Sussex Vampire. Again, while the style may vary the quality of writing is there in all the stories. Truly a treat for Sherlockians.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Sherlock Holmes Continues

    I enjoy finding more stories written about Sherlock Holmes.
    Just reading Doyle's accounts does leave possibilities of other cases between the ones in his books. This book give a glimps at what could have happened between the important cases Dr. Watson had written, but hadn't published, yet.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Mixed bag of Sherlockian stories

    I enjoyed the vast majority of these stories. I particularly loved Peter Tremayne's story, "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey" (highly improbable) and a science-fiction improbability, "The Singular Habits of Wasps" by Geoffrey A. Landis. Also, the very enjoyable "The Adventure of the Lost World" by Dominic Green (Dinosaurs!) and "The Adventure of the Other Detective" by Bradley H. Sinor (Dimensional shifts).
    There are plenty of stories in this collection, ranging from the gothic to the ordinary featuring so many wonderful writers, including Stephen King, Laurie King, Tanith Lee & Neil Gaiman.

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