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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The 14 mostly first-rate if occasionally gory selections in Mann's anthology of all-original Holmes pastiches will delight fans of "one of the world's best known and most loved fictional creations." Mark Hodder starts things off with "The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One," in which eccentric poet Algernon "Algy" Swinburne screeches into Baker Street seeking help for ailing explorer Sir Richard Burton, a translator of Arab erotica who's seeking a work that includes a vital chapter missing from his own copy. Holmes encounters an alien-betrothed H.G. Wells in Eric Brown's "The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador," an improbable yet tragic tale of interplanetary politics and suicide. London becomes a virtual slaughterhouse in Cavan Scott's graphic "The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters," a case that nearly breaks Holmes according to news reports chronicling the horrific episode. Blood and viscera flow freely in dingy London alleyways as the discovery of a decapitated corpse leads Holmes and Watson to pursue a malformed monster suggestive of Frankenstein in Nick Kyme's "The Post-Modern Prometheus." Other fine stories, such as "Adventure of the Locked Carriage" by Stuart Douglas, are reminiscent of the original brilliance that Conan Doyle gave us more than a century ago. (Feb.)
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“Fans of Holmes looking for a strong anthology that just happens to feature some of the most exciting upcoming genre fiction talent in the UK today should take a look. Mann has a compiled a great collection here, and it’s well worth your time.” – Starburst Online  

"As a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, Encounters was a delightful escape" – Celebrity Cafe 

"I highly recommend this collection to anyone who’s a fan of Doyle’s work or even just a fan of mysteries in general" – 8 Days a Geek 

"Overall, fans of Holmes would do well to check out this volume. Recommended." – Fandom Post

“A thunderously good time.” – Criminal Element

“I tend to avoid Sherlock books written by other authors because I usually find myself flinging the book away with disgust. This collection is nothing like that. The fact that it has one of the most faithful Sherlock Holmes stories I've ever read is amazing. The fact that it has 14 faithful Holmes stories is astonishing.” – Geek Twin

“The other tales in “Encounters of Sherlock Holmes” were well told and their authors did a magnificent job of imitating Doyle’s style and idiom. As a fan of Doyle and a close reader of the original short stories, I could see one finding difficulty in distinguishing one of the other stories from the canon, a testament to the authors’ craft.” – Geek Smash

“I enjoyed every minute of it and give Encounters of Sherlock Holmes 4 1/2 stars out of 5.” – Gnostalgia

“Mann’s collection, and its contributing authors take the reader as close to the workings of Holmes’ mind as you can without actually being him.” – IHO Geek

“If you’re a Sherlockian, you’ll want to add it to your collection.” – Nerds In Babeland
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781160039
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 358,409
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

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    George Mann in his book, ¿Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes¿ a Book

    George Mann in his book, “Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes” a Book in the Encounters of Sherlock Holmes series published by Titan Books brings us new short stories featuring the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

    From the Back Cover: Brand New tales of the great detective

    The spirit of Sherlock Holmes lives on in this collection of fourteen brand-new adventures. Marvel as the master of deduction aids a dying Sr. Richard Francis Bacon; matches wits with gentleman thief, A. J. Raffles; crosses paths with H. G. Wells in the most curious circumstances; unravels a macabre mystery on the Necropolis Express; unpicks a murder in a locked railway carriage; explains the origins of his famous Persian slipper and more!

    If you are anything like me then you grew up with Sherlock Holmes as well. When I was a kid I read everything that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about the master sleuth and, of course, watched all the movies with Basil Rathbone. However Mr. Doyle only wrote so many Holmes stories before he died. Hooray for George Mann! He has found new stories of the great detective and edited them into this new volume. Fourteen new stories all written in the style and voice of Dr. Watson so that they are just like reading one of the originals. There is even an adventure for Mrs. Hudson as well as Dr. Watson. “Encounters Of Sherlock Holmes” is great fun. Let me assure you if you like Sherlock Holmes then you are going to really enjoy this. I recommend it highly!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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