The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures Based on Unsolved Cases from the Original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Stories

The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures Based on Unsolved Cases from the Original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Stories

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by Adrian Conan Doyle, John Dickson Carr
     
 
From the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and one of America's greatest mystery writers, John Dickson Carr, comes twelve riveting tales based on incidents or elements of the unsolved cases of Sherlock Holmes. The plots are all new, with painstaking attention to the mood, tone, and detail of the original stories. Here is a fascinating volume of mysteries for new Sherlock

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From the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and one of America's greatest mystery writers, John Dickson Carr, comes twelve riveting tales based on incidents or elements of the unsolved cases of Sherlock Holmes. The plots are all new, with painstaking attention to the mood, tone, and detail of the original stories. Here is a fascinating volume of mysteries for new Sherlock fans, as well as for those who have read all the classics and crave more!

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ISBN-13:
9780880298599
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/08/1992
Edition description:
Only from B&N
Pages:
338

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The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pod49 More than 1 year ago
I must confess that when I read this collection of short stories over 30 years ago, I missed out on one tiny little detail. These stories weren't written by Arthur Conan Doyle they were written by his son Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr. This was during the period where I was reading four or five novels a week. So when I read this book, I felt that it was okay, but nothing special. Before the short stories there is a section called "Always Holmes', if I read that section, this book would have never lasted as long as it did on my bookshelf. The following quote should be illuminating: "Adrian Conan Doyle uses the very desk on which his father wrote. He is surrounded by the same objects that his father handled, and he has in every way endeavored to recreate each particle of atmosphere that formed Sir Author's environment." The only thing missing is that he wasn't a genius like his father. A lot of people can write a novel or short story. Few can make their main character such an icon that over a hundred years later many people swear that he was a live person. If you are like me and hooked on Holmes then you will want to read this book just to see how it compares with the original Holmes' books. I am not an expert on deconstructing fiction so I can't explain why I think this collection looks like but doesn't quite match the original. Maybe another reader will make a comment and explain why I am or am not wrong. R Hemingway