A Study in Sherlock

A Study in Sherlock

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

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Presents a collection of new Sherlock Holmes tales inspired by the original Arthur Conan Doyle series, with contributions by such authors as Thomas Perry, Lee Child, Charles Todd, and Neil Gaiman.

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What would happen if you asked eighteen top writers who don’t normally write about Sherlock Holmes, to write about Sherlock Holmes? What if you wrote to them, saying:
In 19th century England, a new kind of hero—a consulting detective—blossomed in the mind of an underemployed doctor and ignited the world’s imagination. In the thirteen decades since A Study in Scarlet first appeared, countless variations on that theme have been played, from Mary Russell to Greg House, from ‘Basil of Baker Street’ to the new BBC Holmes-in-the-Internet-age.
We suspect that you have in the back of your mind a story that plays a variation on the Holmes theme....
And what if these great writers read that proposal and decided that yes, they did have that kind of tale in the back of their minds? The result is A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, with stories by Alan Bradley, Tony Broadbent, Jan Burke, Lionel Chetwynd, Lee Child, Colin Cotterill, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon, Phillip and Jerry Margolin, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S. J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear.


What would happen if you asked eighteen top writers who don’t normally write about Sherlock Holmes, to write about Sherlock Holmes? What if you wrote to them, saying:
In 19th century England, a new kind of hero—a consulting detective—blossomed in the mind of an underemployed doctor and ignited the world’s imagination. In the thirteen decades since A Study in Scarlet first appeared, countless variations on that theme have been played, from Mary Russell to Greg House, from ‘Basil of Baker Street’ to the new BBC Holmes-in-the-Internet-age.
We suspect that you have in the back of your mind a story that plays a variation on the Holmes theme....
And what if these great writers read that proposal and decided that yes, they did have that kind of tale in the back of their minds? The result is A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, with stories by Alan Bradley, Tony Broadbent, Jan Burke, Lionel Chetwynd, Lee Child, Colin Cotterill, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon, Phillip and Jerry Margolin, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S. J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear.



Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781590585498
1590585496
9780812982466
0812982460
Characteristics: ix, 336 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Laurie R.
Klinger, Leslie S.

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samdog123 Jun 17, 2013

Anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes will surely enjoy this book! Filled with short stories, written by contemporary writers who were influenced by Holmes, it's a read to be savoured. Must admit to liking some stories much more than others, but that's the way of short stories, I think!

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tbirch237
Mar 25, 2013

Delightful collection for any Holmesian to enjoy.

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BobScott36
Sep 20, 2012

Anyone that enjoys Holmes stories will really like this book. All of the short story authors are famous in their own right, and the stories themselves are a delight.

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ddb883
Feb 07, 2012

Not your run-of-the-mill pastiche. Some truly interesting and inventive takes on the characters of Holmes and Watson and on Doyle's style. My favorite by far was Neil Gaiman's contribution.

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