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 Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon by Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger

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 theNew York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of theNew 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: 9781605989174
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 348,481
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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 set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for “Best Critical/Biographical” work. He has just completed The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. Klinger is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and lives in Malibu.

Laurie R. King is the New York Timesbestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories. She has won or been nominated for a multitude of prizes, has been chosen as the 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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In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger in their new book, “In the Company of Sherlock Holmes” published by Pegasus Books LLC give us Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon. From the back cover: 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! Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger 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! When Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes 129 years do you think he really knew he was creating a legend? Over the years Holmes has been copied and emulated but never, I think, to the success that has been reached with this anthology. There are fourteen stories presented here. Some of these stories are new Holmes and Watson, while some of them are the author’s character in a Holmes type environment. All of them are good, some are better than others, but that is what happens with any anthology. These authors really know Holmes and Watson and how to use all the elements and still make it a mystery thriller. Don’t start this book late at night because you are going to want to finish it before you go to bed. I think it would be fun if Ms. King and Mr. Klinger could assemble another group of contemporary authors and have them create new stories for a new anthology. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pegasus Books LLC. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
This is a great anthology of Holmesian stories. Many are quite good. Some are superlative. A very few are meh. Overall, it is a wonderful collection.