In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon


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In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!

Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of the New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes.

The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot—again!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605986586
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Series: Sherlock Holmes
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Leslie S. Klinger is the editor of the highly-acclaimed The New Annotated Dracula; The New Annotated Frankenstein; and the two-volume The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, as well as the anthologies In the Shadow of Dracula and In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe. Together with Lisa Morton, he’s also edited the anthologies Ghost Stories and Weird Women, both with extensive selections of Victorian horror. He lives in Malibu.

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes stories. She has been nominated for a multitude of prizes, and her fiction has won the Edgar, Creasy, Nero, Macavity, and Lambda Awards. She has been guest of honor at several crime conventions and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar Award and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction Laurie R. King Leslie S. Klinger vii

The Crooked Man Michael Connelly 1

The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer Sara Paretshy 15

The Memoirs of Silver Blaze Michael Sims 37

Dr. Watson's Casebook Andrew Grant 53

The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman Jeffery Deavr 79

Art in the Blood Laura Caldwell 105

Dunkirk John Lescroart 121

The Problem of the Empty Slipper: Script Leak Moore John Reppion Chris Doherty Adam Cadwell 159

Lost Boys Cornelia Funke 169

The Thinking Machine Denise Hamilton 177

By Any Other Name Michael Dirda 199

He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes Harlan Ellison 215

The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestress Nancy Holder 225

The Closing Leslie S. Klinger 241

How I Came to Meet Sherlock Holmes Gahan Wilson 249

About the Contributors 255

Acknowledgments 261

Supplemental Copyright Page 262

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