In this irresistible new collection edited by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, 18 superstar authors—including Lee Child, Laura Lippman and Neil Gaiman—provide fascinating, thrilling and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective.
Alan Bradley, for example, deftly displays the Master’s genius for drawing out a suspect—and then springing the trap—as Holmes goes undercover in a public park. Jacqueline Winspear imagines how a plucky young boy might have been inspired by Holmes to make his own deductions…and create his own detective. And three years after the great detective’s demise, Dr. Watson pays a visit to Holmes’ erstwhile landlady, Mrs. Hudson, only to be drawn into a case of pianos and poison, in Margaret Maron’s yarn.
Revealing new insights into Holmes with mystery, comedy and even illustrations, A Study in Sherlock is a perfect tribute to a timeless icon!
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Inc. ( October 25, 2011 )
Item #: 13-449550
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I am not a card carrying sherlockian but I've been a fan since I was little. Some of the stories are great though there is a terrible one about a little girl that learns snooping is wrong or some other dull lesson, and an illustrated story that made me want to take scissors to that chapter, the rest were entertaining and a few were very good. Buy it!
Reviewer: margaret k
I was disappointed with the stories, several were confusing and it was hard to find the connection to Sherlock other than the authors had collections of Doyle's works or had always admired Sherlock. The stories that stayed true to the original were the best. Expecially loved the ones that continued the Sherlock/Watson theme.
Reviewer: Mary C