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In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories…

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

by Leslie S. Klinger (Editor/Contributor), Laurie R. King (Editor)

Other authors: Adam Cadwell (Illustrator), Laura Caldwell (Contributor), Michael Connelly (Contributor), Jeffery Deaver (Contributor), Michael Dirda (Contributor)12 more, Chris Doherty (Illustrator), Harlan Ellison (Contributor), Cornelia Funke (Contributor), Andrew Grant (Contributor), Denise Hamilton (Contributor), Nancy Holder (Contributor), John Lescroart (Contributor), Leah Moore (Contributor), Sara Paretsky (Contributor), John Reppion (Contributor), Michael Sims (Contributor), Gahan Wilson (Contributor)

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This was a very nice set of short stories. Some of them were about Holmes, others were based on the cannon, while others were alluded to Holmes's style of solving cases. These are well worth the time to read the book. Only one clunker in the lot. ( )
  DrLed | Dec 2, 2018 |
A nice range of styles, all related to or re-interpretations of, the Sherlock world.

I really loved the Memoirs of Silver Blaze, it was by far my favorite of the stories.
The Hounds of the Baskervilles twitterread was also great.

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  Critterbee | Apr 16, 2018 |
Group of short stories by different authors. Inconsistent styles, and mysteries solved in random patterns. ( )
  Pmaurer | Sep 11, 2016 |
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes - King/Klinger
Audio performance by multiple narrators
4 stars

This is a collection of stories inspired by the original Sherlock Holmes. They are written by a cadre of well known authors like Sara Paretsky, Harlan Ellison and Cornelia Funke. Each story is read by a different talented voice artist. One story, which I have yet to track down is, apparently,a cartoon and available only in text. It’s the usual mixed bag of short stories; some are very good, others are bad.

The best of the lot was a story called Dunkirk by John Lescroart, read by John Lee. It features an elderly Holmes (using his Sigerson alias), participating in the small craft rescue. It’s great historical fiction with a fun Holmesian twist. There’s also a Harry Bosch story, a take off on the original Silver Blaze story told from the horse’s perspective, and a ghost story based on The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet.
My star rating is based on my favorites. I did not attempt to average my rating of each story. I only want to remember the good ones.

This is the book that was the subject of a much vaunted (Free Sherlock) lawsuit between the editor, Leslie Klinger, and the Conan Doyle Estate to put the Holmes stories into the public domain. Klinger won.
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  msjudy | May 30, 2016 |
An interesting introduction by the editors who seem to work and write together quite well. An above average collection by authors that enjoyed and responded to the Sherlockian Challenge. ( )
  jamespurcell | Apr 24, 2016 |
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Klinger, Leslie S.Editor/Contributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, Laurie R.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadwell, AdamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caldwell, LauraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Connelly, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JefferyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dirda, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doherty, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ellison, HarlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Funke, CorneliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamilton, DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holder, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lescroart, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, LeahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paretsky, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reppion, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sims, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers--and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Inside you'll find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes.… (more)

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