The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

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by Loren D. Estleman
     
 

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"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books
"An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com
"Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com
"Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock

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"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books
"An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com
"Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com
"Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes." --Pop Culture Guy

"The Hound of the Baskervilles." "A Scandal in Bohemia." "The Sign of the Four." These are just a few of the well-known mysteries solved by the one and only Sherlock Holmes. The legendary detective is one of the most enduring literary characters of all time, and he appears once more in The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. Each of these adventurous tales has been authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While you may recognize some of these stories, others--such as "The Serpent's Egg"--are revealed for the very first time. Other works in this collection include three previously published essays that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Publishers Weekly
While this decent collection is not, as billed, the first such by a single author since Conan Doyle’s The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927), Estleman (Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes) does a serviceable job in crafting eight new adventures for the Baker Street sleuth. Intriguing puzzles include “The Adventure of the Three Ghosts,” in which Holmes aids a man experiencing nightly visitations straight out of A Christmas Carol, and “The Devil and Sherlock Holmes,” in which an insane asylum inmate has convinced the medical staff that he is Satan himself. A lighter touch is winningly portrayed in the short play, “Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home.” “The Serpent’s Egg,” the only entry previously unpublished, was intended as the first chapter of an abortive round-robin pastiche that was to have included Isaac Asimov and Ruth Rendell. Two essays on Holmes and Watson, revised for this edition, round out the volume. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (Oct.)
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"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books

"The Perils of Sherlock Holmes is an entertaining and diverting read. If you liked the Conan Doyle adventures, there's plenty here to keep you turning the pages and try to make your own deductive reasoning." --BookPleasures.com

"Estleman's style as Watson is better than many, and I especially liked 'The Devil and Sherlock Holmes' and 'The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys.' His fine introductory essay discusses his interest in Holmes and writing Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula - which I read and recall liking many years ago." --BestofSherlock.com

"Readers who appreciate the classic portrayal of the detective...will likely enjoy The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. The limited duration of the stories is appreciated and allows readers flexibility. However, the brevity does not diminish the storytelling. Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes." --Pop Culture Guy Blog

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440545207
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
471,527
File size:
3 MB

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