A Study in Sherlock - Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon Paperback
by Neil Gaiman, Lee Child
Edited by Laurie R. King, Les Klinger
In this title, today's top authors - including Number 1 bestsellers Lee Child, Neil Gaiman, and Michael Connelly - pen stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon.
Co-edited by leading Holmes experts Laurie R. King and Les Klinger, more than a dozen bestselling superstars unveil stories inspired by the greatest detective.
With mystery, comedy and illustrations, "A Study in Sherlock" will reveal new insights into Holmes...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/10/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780857689320
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Review by klai
This collection of Holmes-inspired stories was an enjoyable read. I felt there was but one dud (your mileage may vary), but overall the quality of the tales and writing is very good, and there are several truly excellent performances. Collections of short stories are always a mixed bag, but this one was well worth my money and time.
Review by cmbohn
Short stories inspired by the Holmes canonYou never know with anthologies, but I really enjoyed this one. There was only one story that I couldn't finish, (the graphic story by Colin Cotterill), but the rest were truly enjoyable.Some of the authors chose to take a pretty straightforward route, using the established Holmes characters and adding a new story. Others used the regular characters and wrote about Holmes as fiction. But some went in a totally different direction. Of these, I liked the Dana Stabenow story the best. I could see the parallels, with Kate Shugak filling in for Holmes and a young friend/relative as Watson, complete with a blog as homework assignment chronicling their adventure. But it wasn't until I read that this was an retelling of a classic Holmes story in a modern Alaskan setting that I really, really liked it.I recommend this one for Holmes fans.