"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."

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1999)

A collection of "confidential" Holmes stories from the famous tin dispatch box in the vaults of Cox & Co.

This long-awaited volume finally brings to light several cases of the worlds most famous consulting detective that were originally suppressed to avoid scandal an embarrassment to the crown, public figures, or to Holmes himself. Now, the truth is finally revealed regarding Holmes's exploits involving the Titanic, his rematch with Irene Adler, the childhoods of both Holmes and Watson, and such figures as Ida Tarbell, P.G. Wodehouse, and James McNeil Whistler. The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is a cornucopia of Sherlockiana that will delight fans young and not so young.  
The Darlington Substitution Scandal by Henry Slesar 
The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman by H. Paul Jeffers 
The Adventure of the Noble Husband by Peter Cannon 
The Case of the Woman in the Cellar by Pat Mullen 
The Adventure of the Boulevard Assassin by Kathleen Brady 
The Case of the Ancient British Barrow by Terrie McGarry 
The Adventure of the Dying Ship by Edward D. Hoch 
The Revenge of the Fenian Brotherhood by Carol Bugge 
The Affair of the Counterfeit Countess by Craig Shaw Gardner 
The Woman by Aline Myette-Volskey 
The Little Problem of the Grosner Square Furniture Van by Arthur Stanley-Jefferson 
A Ballad of the White Plague by P.C. Hodgell 
The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman by Roberta Rogow 
The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes by Shariann Lewitt 
The Case of Vittoria the Circus Belle by Jay Sheckley

Title: The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Marvin Kaye, Editor
Year: 1999
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Purchase: Amazon

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