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The game is afoot! Night Shade Books is proud to present the fantastic adventures of the world's greatest detective — mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, no genre can escape the esteemed detective's needle-sharp intellect and intuition.
This reprint anthology showcases the best Holmes short fiction from the last 25 years, featuring stories by such visionaries as Stephen King, Neil Gaimen, Laura King, and many others.

Topics: Crime, Suspenseful, Victorian Era, London, Anthology, Short stories, and Supernatural Powers

Published: Start Publishing LLC an imprint of NBN Books on Sep 1, 2009
ISBN: 9781597802390
List price: $15.95
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Definitely a mixed bag of stories, some that were good, others not so good. None were particularly memorable as I write this about a month after reading.read more
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Big collection of unlikely (quite a few of them make use of the supernatural) Sherlock Holmes stories written by known and unknown authors. You can find a few gems in there, but most stories are nothing to write home about and a few of them are quite bad, written by authors that clearly have no idea what Holmes is about. I've read this book over more than half a year and I sadly don't remember much about the stories in the first half of the book... a sign of how unremarkable they were.I really liked Merridew of Abominable Memory by Chris Roberson, Commonplaces by Naomi Novik was a very nice sidestory involving Irene Adler and The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil's Cape by Rob Rogers was fun. Neil Gaiman's A study in Emerald was ok, but I expected more from him.Still, I doubt I'm ever going to read any other Sherlock stories not written by Doyle.read more
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nice story
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Definitely a mixed bag of stories, some that were good, others not so good. None were particularly memorable as I write this about a month after reading.
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Big collection of unlikely (quite a few of them make use of the supernatural) Sherlock Holmes stories written by known and unknown authors. You can find a few gems in there, but most stories are nothing to write home about and a few of them are quite bad, written by authors that clearly have no idea what Holmes is about. I've read this book over more than half a year and I sadly don't remember much about the stories in the first half of the book... a sign of how unremarkable they were.I really liked Merridew of Abominable Memory by Chris Roberson, Commonplaces by Naomi Novik was a very nice sidestory involving Irene Adler and The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil's Cape by Rob Rogers was fun. Neil Gaiman's A study in Emerald was ok, but I expected more from him.Still, I doubt I'm ever going to read any other Sherlock stories not written by Doyle.
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This collection contains a bit of everything but all of it Sherlock Holmes. I've read a few of the stories already but most were new to me. I was unhappy with a few that changed Holmes a bit too dramatically, especially Naomi Novik's interpretation, but on the whole they did a great job.

A must read for any Sherlock fan
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Really enjoyed this book - there was a good mix of stories - some in keeping with Arthur Conan Doyle's writing (so they felt like original stories) and some more fantastical.Loved the little nods to people, places and things in popular culture (like Indiana Jones in The Adventure of the Death-Fetch).A few of the sci-fi/fantasy ones reminded me of episodes of Doctor Who.I think The Adventure of the Field Theorums - with Arthur Conan Doyle - was my favourite.The perfect book to read while lambing.
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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by John Joseph Adams edited by John Joseph Adams is a collection of short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes written by contemporary authors such as Neil Gaiman, Laurie R. King, Michael Moorcock. Roughly half of the stories assume a supernatural solution to the mystery, whilst the others find a mundane solution.These stories were written anywhere from 20 years ago until the year the collection was published. The collection starts off with a story that brought to mind the 1999 movie, Mimic. Laurie King's story, meanwhile, fills in some gaps in her debut Sherlock Holmes book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Another story asks the question — what if Moriarty and Sherlock's roles were reversed?For the audio book, two narrators were brought on board: Simon Vance for the stories where most of the characters are male, and Anne Flosnik for the ones where the main character was female (Mary Russell, for instance). I wish they had just let Vance do all the stories.By the time the first of Flosnik's pieces comes around, I had grown accustomed to Vance's style and cadence. Flosnik, for reasons unknown to me, tries to give her women regional accents. None of them work, though, and all of her characters end up sounding like Zecora from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. With the exception of Laurie King's story, I ended up skipping most of Flosnik's narrated stories because her performance was got in the way.
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