Fans of Sherlock Holmes pastiches will welcome the 14 new stories, all set in the U.S., in this solid anthology from Greenberg, Lellenberg and Stashower (Murder, My Dear Watson). Newcomer Lyndsay Faye, author of Dust and Shadow(Reviews, Jan. 12), offers one of the volume's highlights, "The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness." In this version of one of Watson's legendary untold tales, Holmes cleverly solves the case in an armchair after the doctor describes a mystery he encountered in San Francisco. Robert Pohle makes good use of some ambiguities in A Study in Scarlet to craft a fitting sequel to Doyle's first Holmes story in "The Flowers of Utah," while Gillian Linscott has the detective ascertain which violin belonged to Davy Crockett in "The Case of Colonel Crockett's Violin." Other contributors include Steve Hockensmith, Loren D. Estleman and Bill Crider. (Mar.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Sherlock Holmes in Americaby Martin H. Greenberg (Editor), Jon L. Lellenberg (Editor), Daniel Stashower (Editor)
Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: the world’s greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over nineteenth-century Americafrom the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and D.C. to/i>
Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: the world’s greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over nineteenth-century Americafrom the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and D.C. to fog-shrouded San Francisco. The world’s best-loved British sleuth faces some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer and meets some of America’s most famous figures along the way.
This exciting new anthology features over a dozen original short stories by award-winning and prominent writers, each in the extraordinary tradition of Conan Doyle, and each with a unique American twist. Featuring new stories by:
- Edgar Awardwinner Daniel Stashower
- Edgar Awardwinner Jon L. Breen
- Shamus Awardwinner Loren Estleman
- Derringer Awardwinner Steve Hockensmith
- Anthony Awardwinner Bill Crider
- And many more!
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Meet the Author
Martin H. Greenberg Martin H. Greenberg has been called “the best anthologist since Ellery Queen.” He’s the most prolific anthologist in publishing history and recipient of the Ellery Queen Award for life achievement in editing from the Mystery Guild of America. He is also one of the editors of Sherlock Holmes in America and Vampire Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Jon L. Lellenberg is the U.S. agent for the Conan Doyle estate and the editor of The Baker Street Irregulars archival history series. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Daniel Stashower is an award-winning mystery novelist and the author of A Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
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I am a lover of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and this doesn't come close to their high standards. While some stories are true to the Doyle cannon, others, such as 'The Song At Twighlight' are completely uncharacteristic to Holmes. I do not suggest this as a book for true Holme's fans. If you do want some new Sherlockian Adventures, check out my recomendations.
Sherlock Holmes in America is a collection of mostly only fair Holmes pastiches. None of them come close to anything in the canon, although a few are amusing. Searchers for new Sherlock stories should go to Mike Ashley’s The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes.