"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."

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1985)

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of early and significant Holmes pastiche. It includes the infamous "The Case of the Man who was Wanted" (here titled "The Adventure of the Sheffield Banker"), which was thought to be an unpublished story by Conan Doyle when it was first uncovered in 1948. The book includes an introduction by Richard Lancelyn Green explaining the history of each story in the collection.

"If the stories in this book can kindle afresh the fire in the rooms in Baker Street, or echo the noise of the handsome cabs, or catch the sound of a foot upon the stair, then they will achieved their end." - Richard Lancelyn Green
Many writers have revisited the Reichenbach Falls in the hope of summoning up the ghost of Sherlock Holmes. Now Richard Lancelyn Green has succeeded triumphantly with this collection of stories by experts of the calibre of Ronald Knox, Julian Symons and Adrian Conan Doyle. Designed not to compete with or parody the original, but rather to reflect and enhance the achievements of the great detective, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a delightful treat for all fans. 
The Adventure of the First-Class Carriage
by Ronald A. Knox (1947)
The Adventure of the Sheffield Banker 
by Arthur Whitaker (1948)
The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet 
by Vincent Starrett (1920)
The Adventure of the Marked Man 
by Stuart Palmer (1944)
The Adventure of the Megatherium Thefts 
by S.C. Roberts (1945)
The Adventure of the Trained Cormorant 
by W.R. Duncan Macmillan (1953)
The Adventure of the Ainsworth Castle 
by Adrian Conan Doyle (1954)
The Adventure of the Tired Captain 
by Alan Wilson (1958)
The Adventure of the Green Empress 
by F.P. Cillie (1967)
The Adventure of the Purple Hand 
by D.O. Smith (1982)
The Adventure of the Hillman Hall 
by Julian Symons (1981)

Title: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Richard Lancelyn Green
Year: 1985
Publisher: Penguin
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (2016)

A second volume of "lost" Sherlock Holmes stories by Denis O. Smith.

'Is it really possible, do you suppose,' said Sherlock Holmes to me one morning, as we took breakfast together, 'that a healthy and robust man may be so stricken with terror that he drops down dead?' 
So begins Dr Watson's account at the beginning of 'The Adventures of the Brown Box', one of twelve new stories in another wonderful collection from acknowledged master of the form, Denis O. Smith. The other mysteries, many of them never previously published in a book, include 'The Adventure of the Velvet Mask', 'The Adventure of the Tomb on the Hill' and 'The Secret of Shoreswood Hall'. 
These stories are of the sort most admired by fans of the Great Detective, in which a would-be client tells a strange tale and Holmes is inexorably drawn into a seemingly impenetrable mystery. Fast-paced and set in the in the late-nineteenth century, before Holmes's mysterious disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls, Smith's stories recreate with wonderful fidelity the very best of Conan Doyle's adventures.

Title: The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2
Author: Denis O. Smith
Year: 2016
Publisher: Robinson
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012)

Previously published Holmes stories and essays by Loren D. Estleman collected in one volume along with a new story, "The Serpent's Egg."

Authorized and licensed by Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! 
Award winning author Loren D. Estleman's Sherlock Holmes stories and essays collected in one volume, including "The Serpent's Egg," the opening chapter of a planned pastiche to be a "round-robin" novel by multiple authors including Issac Asimov, Ruth Rendell, and others. 
This entertaining book also includes three previously published essays, "Channeling Holmes," "On the Significance of Boswells," and "Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?" that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 
Collection Includes:
"The Serpent's Egg" published here for the first time!
"Channeling Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
"The Adventure of the Arabian Knight" from Murder in Baker Street.
"The Adventure of the Three Ghosts" from Holmes for Holidays.
"The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys" from Murder, My Dear Watson.
"Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home: A Comedy in One Unnatural Act" from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
"The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist" from Sherlock Holmes in America.
"The Adventure of the Greatest Gift" from More Holmes for the Holidays.
"The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
"On the Significance of Boswell's" from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories.
"Was Sherlock Holmes the Shadow" from The Baker Street Journal.

Title: The Perils of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Year: 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Novelization of the upcoming Paramount movie featuring the voice of Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes. Had to dig deep into the tin dispatch box for this one!

When Gnomeo and Juliet notice that a bunch of garden ornaments have gone missing, they know there’s only one gnome to turn to: the brilliant detective Sherlock Gnomes! Despite his gruff personality, they know there is no one better to solve a mystery. Young fans of the film can relive the fun with this hilarious novelization! 
Paramount Animation’s Sherlock Gnomes—starring Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, and James McAvoy—bursts into theaters on March 23, 2018!  

Title: Sherlock Gnomes
Author: Mary Tillworth
Year: 2018
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Friday, March 2, 2018

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2015)

A collection of new Holmes stories by noted authors.

The follow-up to A Study in Sherlock a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the greatest mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers and writers! Now, Holmes everyone's favourite detective, hero and eccentric is reincarnated in this series of brand new stories inspired by the Holmes canon, by an all-star collection of contemporary writers. The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims and more. The game is afoot again!!

Title: In the Company of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger (editors)
Year: 2015
Publisher: Titan Books
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK)

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