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!
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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
Supplemental Copyright Page 262