A modern short-story collection featuring the great detective. Stories included:
"A Sherlockiana Primer", © 2009 by Christopher Roden
br>"The Horror of the Many Faces", © 2003 by Tim Lebbon
br>"The Case of the Bloodless Sock", © 2001 by Anne Perry
br>"The Adventure of the Other Detective", © 2003 by Bradley H. Sinor
br> "A Scandal in Montreal", © 2008 by Edward D. Hoch
br> "The Adventure of the Field Theorems"; © 1995 Vonda N. McIntyre
br> "The Adventure of the Death-Fetch", © 1994 by Darrell Schweitzer
br>"The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland", © 2005 by Mary Robinette Kowal
br> "The Adventure of the Mummy's Curse", © 2006 by H. Paul Jeffers
br> "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them", © 2008 by Barbara Roden
br>"Murder to Music", © 1989 by Anthony Burgess
br>"The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor", © 1997 Stephen Baxter
br> "Mrs. Hudson's Case", © 1997 Laurie R. King
br>"The Singular Habits of Wasps", © 1994 by Geoffrey A. Landis
br> "The Affair of the 46th Birthday"; © 2009 by Amy Myers
br>"The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey", © 2001 by Peter Tremayne
br>"The Vale of the White Horse"; © 2003 by Sharyn McCrumb
br>"The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger", © 1993 by Michael Moorcock
br> "The Adventure of the Lost World", © 2004 by Dominic Green
br>"The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece"; © 2003 by Barbara Hambly
br>"Dynamics of a Hanging", © 2005 by Tony Pi
br>"Merridew of Abominable Memory" © 2008 by Monkeybrain, Inc.
br> "Commonplaces" © 2008-2009 by Naomi Novik
br>"The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil's Cape", © 2009 by Rob Rogers
br> "The Adventure of the Green Skull", © 2008 by Mark Valentine
br>"The Human Mystery", © 1999 by Tanith Lee
br>"A Study in Emerald", © 2003 by Neil Gaiman
br>"You See But You Do Not Observe", © 1995 by Robert J. Sawyer.
©2010 John Joseph Adams; (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"For the most part, this volume of short Sherlock Holmes pastiches - a mix of straightforward imitations and parodies - delivers on its goal of presenting the best of such work from the last 30 years....Barbara Roden's "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" riffs cleverly on M.R. James's "Casting the Runes". Perhaps the highlight is Peter Tremayne's "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey", which offers a plausible explanation for a classic untold tale in which a man disappears from the face of the earth after returning home to fetch an umbrella." (Publishers Weekly)
I grew up on Golden Age Radio, I love to learn about a great many things, and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Me, bored? Never!
There are so many different kinds of stories all on the same theme - what happens when Holmes is forced to confront the very things science can't explain? Like any anthology, there are works here of greater or lesser quality, but on the whole, this collection is brilliant. Special kudos to Robert J. Sawyer, whose story is the grand finale in this collection. It was bittersweet and profound in ways I haven't experienced in a long time.
I'd directly compare it to the original Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. That's the best way to know the characters and the worth of the stories presented here.
Simon Vance is spot-on as Holmes and Watson have always been in my imagination. Clearly, the man enjoyed himself recording these. I could say no less for Anne Flosnik in regards to the female narrators, but it's really hard to compare Vance as Holmes and Watson.
Not quite what I expected from a Sherlock Holmes series, interesting twists on an old storyline, great narration caught the era exactly.
I believe any fan that enjoys the exploits of Holmes and Watson will find this the next best thing to Conan Doyle himself! Enjoy!!
Some of the best from the genre of 'non-Conan Doyle', Sherlock Holmes stories. Well represented. Simon Vance's narration is terrific. He creates a consistency to the portfolio with interpretations, and timing, that bring Holmes and Watson to life. Nicely done Simon!
the stories in the book are ones i have never red before in any connon doil collection collection
most of the stories are ritten by authors other then arther connon doile
good british accense
a very very good yarn
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