"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, December 21, 2020

More Holmes For The Holidays (1999)

A follow-up to the popular Holmes For The Holidays. Eleven more original Sherlock Holmes stories, each with a Christmas setting or theme. Authorized by Dame Jean Conan Doyle.

In Holmes for the Holidays, today's best mystery writers featured Arthur Conan Doyle's inimitable Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in an anthology of original holiday whodunits. Berkley Prime Crime is proud to present More Holmes for the Holidays–in which the beloved duo returns...to the scene of the crime.
The Christmas Gift by Anne Perry
The Four Wise Men by Peter Lovesey
Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson by Barbara Paul
The Adventure of the Greatest Gift by Loren D. Estleman
The Case of the Rajah's Emerald by Carolyn Wheat
The Christmas Conspiracy by Edward D. Hoch
The Music of Christmas by L.B. Greenwood
The Adventure of the Christmas Bear by Bill Crider
The Adventure of the Naturalist's Stock Pin by Jon. L. Breen
The Adventure of the Second Violet by Daniel Stashower
The Human Mystery by Tanith Lee

Title: More Holmes For The Holidays
Author: Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, Carol-Lynn Waugh (editors)
Year: 1999 (paperback, 2001)
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Purchase: Amazon.

Friday, December 4, 2020

A Christmas Carol at 221B (2018)

Sherlock Holmes meets Ebeneezer Scrooge in this Christmas themed Holmes pastiche by Thomas Mann.

While Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson sit comfortably by their fireplace on the evening of December 24th of 1894, Dr. Watson’s memory of previous Christmas Eves draws forth an unexpected response from his companion. Holmes, normally very reticent to speak about his early life, meditatively recalls a particular incident that happened on the same date in his own past: that when he was a very young man, before ever meeting Watson, he had occasion to meet and to be of great service to none other than a very old Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Title: A Christmas Carol at 221B
Author: Thomas Mann
Year: 2018
Publisher: Creatspace
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

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