"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Whole Art of Detection (2017)

A new collection of Holmes stories by Lyndsay Faye, author of Dust and Shadow.

Lyndsay Faye’s best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. 
In “The Lowther Park Mystery,” the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. “The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel” brings Holmes’s attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. 
With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
PART I: BEFORE BAKER STREET
The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness
The Adventure of the Magical Menagerie
The Adventure of the Vintner's Codex

PART II: THE EARLY YEARS
The Adventure of the Honest Wife
The Adventure of the Beggar's Feast
Memoranda upon the Gaskell Blackmailing Dilemma
The Lowther Park Mystery

PART III: THE RETURN
An Empty House
The Adventure of the Memento Mori
Notes Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore
The Adventure of the Willow Basket

PART IV: THE LATER YEARS
The Adventure of the Lightless Maiden
The Adventure of the Thamas Tunnel
The Adventure of the Mad Baritone
Notes upon the Diadem Club Affair 


Title: The Whole Art of Detection
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Year: 2017
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK)

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