Echoes of Sherlock Holmes puts forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some of these talented authors are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of them, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Some stories tell of Holmes himself (in Victorian Baker Street or modern New York, in various guises or a different gender), while others explore various Conan Doyle characters.
Although not a formal collection of new Holmes stories (though some do fit that mold), these tales are inspired by the Conan Doyle canon. The results are breathtaking—for long-time fans of Holmes and Watson, for readers new to Doyle’s writing, and for all readers who love exceptional storytelling. Featuring stories by Tasha Alexander, Cory Doctorow, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, William Kent Krueger, Jonathan Maberry, Catriona McPherson, David Morrell, Anne Perry, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and more.
About the Author
Leslie S. Klinger is one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for Best Critical/Biographical work. He is also the editor of the hugely successful The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. Klinger is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and lives in Malibu, California.
Table of Contents
Introduction Laurie R. King Leslie S. Klinger ii
Holmes on the Range John Connolly 1
Irregular Meg Gardiner 29
Where There Is Honey Dana Cameron 45
Before A Bohemian Scandal Tasha Alexander 79
The Spiritualist David Morrell 91
Mrs. Hudson Investigates Tony Lee Bevis Mussan 109
The Adventure of the Dancing Women Hank Phillippi Ryan 119
Raffa Anne Perry 149
The Crown Jewel Affair Michael Scott 171
Understudy in Scarlet Hallie Ephron 203
Martin X Gary Phillips 221
The Painted Smile William Kent Krueger 241
The First Mrs. Coulter Catriona McPherson 259
The Case of the Speckled Trout Deborah Crombie 271
The Adventure of the Empty Grave Jonathan Maberry 283
Limited Resources Denise Mina 309
The Adventure of the Extraordinary Rendition Cory Doctorow 319
About the Contributors 339