Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Eccentric, coldly rational, brilliant, doughty, exacting, lazy in full bohemian color the world s most famous literary detective and his loyal companion Dr John Watson investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this new collection of original tales In the Scottish Highlands and Afghanistan, in the cases of a dying doctor and a mooning sentry, of a black basalEccentric, coldly rational, brilliant, doughty, exacting, lazy in full bohemian color the world s most famous literary detective and his loyal companion Dr John Watson investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this new collection of original tales In the Scottish Highlands and Afghanistan, in the cases of a dying doctor and a mooning sentry, of a black basalt bird and white chalk horse, popular contemporary mystery writers among them Sharyn McCrumb, Carolyn Wheat, Anne Perry and Malachi Saxon, Jon L Breen, Bill Crider, Colin Bruce craftily celebrate the mind, methods, and manners of the peerless Sherlock Holmes In addition, with one foot in the Victorian age and the other in the computer age, Christopher Redmond illuminates the vast possibilities that new technology offers Sherlockians in Sherlock Holmes on the Internet, while in A Sherlockian Library editors Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower provide a new list of fifty essential titles on Arthur Conan Doyle and the Holmes canon Finally, an essay by mystery novelist Philip A Shreffler explores one of English literature s most famous friendships in Holmes and Watson, the Head and the Heart.
Murder My Dear Watson New Tales of Sherlock Holmes Eccentric coldly rational brilliant doughty exacting lazy in full bohemian color the world s most famous literary detective and his loyal companion Dr John Watson investigate a series of previous

  • Title: Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Martin H. Greenberg Jon Lellenberg Colin Bruce Bill Crider Sharyn McCrumb Jon L. Breen Carolyn Wheat Anne Perry
  • ISBN: 9780786710812
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes”

    1. A treasure chest of short stories and interesting knowledge about Sherlock Holmes. Each perfectly packaged story is a thought evoking treat. This is a must read for those who can't get enough of Holmes and Watson.

    2. If the previous Holmes anthology by these same editors was horrible, then happily they learned: this collection is much more satisfying.Interestingly enough, the book starts off with a foreword that recounts Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's words: "You may marry [Holmes:] or murder him or do what you want with him." Between this and the previous, barely-mediocre collection, I was afraid of more bad stories. Luckily, the majority were good.One of the stories took a non-Watson view of the story, which I e [...]

    3. I am often disappointed by collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories. They often contain a number of stories that I do not consider worth of publication or not yet ready for publication. Many collections, including this one, are padded with Sherlockian essays. I like to ready essays as well but I don't like to mix them. I have started looking at anthologies in a different manner. I now consider whether there is at least one story making the purchase of the book worth while. In this one there [...]

    4. A team of great collection editors and writers put this stash together. Not recommending this for those just learning of Holmes. But, for those well versed in the Canon and it study, this assortment of short stories and essays is a great find. The tales are for the most part unique (one even features the original Sherlockian actor, the great William Gillette) and well written, featuring such authors as L.D. Estleman, Colin Bruce, and Daniel Stashower. OF special interest are the essays, touching [...]

    5. Originally published in 2003, which makes the essay on "Sherlock Holmes on the Internet" both amusing and sad. How far we have come since the days of the "listserv"!The stories on the whole are pretty good, but not especially memorable -- although it was a curious coincidence that I had read The Maltese Falcon shortly before encountering "The Adventure of the Rara Avis".

    6. Honestly, only one story and one of the essays were worth reading. Not terrible, but there's much better anthologies out there.

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