The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

by Lyndsay Faye


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The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye

“One of the best examples of [Sherlock Holmes pastiche] that this die-hard Sherlockian has encountered . . . Faye perfectly captures the tone and spirit of the Conan Doyle originals.”—Adam Woog, Seattle Times

Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye has been enamored with the tales of Holmes and Watson ever since she was introduced to “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”—and later began to spin these quintessential characters into her own acclaimed works of fiction. The Whole Art of Detection collects the best of her Holmes tales written for the Strand Magazine and other publications, plus two new works. These fifteen brilliant stories span Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of “scientific” spiritualists, poisoned wives, cunning relatives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a corpse horribly drained of all blood, this is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802127600
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 371,604
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including The Gods of Gotham and Jane Steele, both finalists for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and Dust and Shadow, about Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper. She lives in New York City with her husband, Gabriel.

Table of Contents

Part I Before Baker Street

The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness 3

The Adventure of the Magical Menagerie 24

The Adventure of the Vintners Codex 45

Part II The Early Years

The Adventure of the Honest Wife 67

The Adventure of the Beggar's Feast 92

Memoranda upon the Gaskell Blackmailing Dilemma 113

The Lowther Park Mystery 131

Part III The Return

An Empty House 155

The Adventure of the Memento Mori 174

Notes Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore 199

The Adventure of the Willow Basket 221

Part IV The Later Years

The Adventure of the Lightless Maiden 247

The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel 267

The Adventure of the Mad Baritone 297

Notes upon the Diadem Club Affair 328

Acknowledgments 349

Credits 351

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