Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes


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Sherlock Holmes is reimagined in this anthology of 13 new stories by contemporary authors including Gail Z. Martin and Jonathan Maberry.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal character Sherlock Holmes has been captivating mystery lovers since his first appearance on Baker Street in 1887. Now contemporary authors take the brilliant detective far beyond his usual stomping grounds in thirteen wildly imaginative stories.
In Ryk Spoor’s thrilling "The Adventures of a Reluctant Detective,” Sherlock is a re-creation in a holodeck. In Hildy Silverman’s mesmerizing "A Scandal in the Bloodline,” Sherlock is a vampire. Heidi McLaughlin sends Sherlock back to college, while Beth Patterson, in the charming "Code Cracker,” turns him into a parrot.
The settings range from near-future Russia to a reality show, a dystopian world, and an orchestra. Without losing the very qualities that make Sherlock so beloved, these authors spin their own singular riff on one of fiction’s truly singular characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626818385
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Series: Baker Street Irregulars
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 938,469
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Rot & Ruin, Mars One, and Captain America, which is in development for a feature film. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW and is the editor of such high-profile anthologies as The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There. Keith R.A. DeCandido was born, raised, educated, and still lives in the Bronx. Keith has published over thirty novels, most of them in the realm of media tie-ins. Several of his Star Trek novels have hit the USA Today bestseller list, and received critical acclaim from all over the map, both online and in print. He has also written in the worlds of Blizzard Games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Command and Conquer, CSI, Doctor Who, Farscape, Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda, Marvel Comics, Young Hercules, and many more. Jody Lynn Nye is a New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author who collaborated on seven Myth-Adventures books and an anthology with Robert Asprin and now writes both the Myth-Adventures and Dragons Wild series, including Robert Asprin's Dragons Run. Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, New York, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writer time with his wife and sons. Spoor is the coauthor with New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint, of the popular Threshold series of science fiction novels. Spoor's solo novels for Baen include Paradigms Lost, Grand Central Arena, and Spheres of Influence. He is also the author of epic fantasy Phoenix Rising. David Gerrold is the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie Was One, and the Chtorr, Dingillian, and Star Wolf series. He also wrote The Trouble with Tribbles episode of Star Trek, which was voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California. Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. When shes isnt writing one of the many stories planned for release, youll find her sitting court-side during either daughters basketball games. Gail Z. Martin is the author of the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, the Chronicles of the Necromancer series, and the Fallen Kings Cycle. She discovered her passion for science fiction and fantasy in elementary school. The first story she wrote, at age five, was about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age fourteen she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending sf-fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs, and living history sites.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

"Locked" Mike Strauss 7

Sherlock is the host of a reality show

"Identity" Keith R. A. DeCandido 21

Sherlock is a young girl in modern New York City

"The Scent of Truth" Jody Lynn Nye 42

Sherlock is a doglike alien

"The Adventure of the Reluctant Detective" Ryk Spoor 57

Sherlock is not what he thinks he is

"A Scandal in the Bloodline" Hildy Silverman 93

Sherlock is a vampire

"The Fabulous Marble" David Gerrold 117

Sherlock is a bio-synthed, augmented, 7 percent human, upgraded, unmortal, consulting extrapoloid

"The Scarlet Study" Jim Avelli 132

Sherlock is a worker in a dystopian world

"Delta Phi" Heidi McLaughlin 156

Sherlock is an eighteen-year-old female college student

"Beethoven's Baton" Austin Farmer 182

Sherlock is a musician in Beethoven's orchestra

"The Adventure of the Melted Saint" Gail Z. Martin 200

Sherlock is a transgender detective in Charleston

"Automatic Sherlock" Martin Rose 228

Sherlock is an automaton in a near-future Russia

"The Hammer of God" Jonathan Maberry 246

Sherlock is a nun who works as a field investigator for the Office of Miracles

"Code Cracker" Beth W. Patterson 281

Sherlock is a parrot

About the Authors 299

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