Format Hardcover
Publication Date 11/11/14
ISBN 9781605986586
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.4 in / 384

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In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

 In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling 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 top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!

Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring 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. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. 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!

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Devotees of the greatest of all fictional detectives will welcome this anthology from King and Klinger (A Study in Sherlock), who have assembled a murderers' row of talent, including bestselling authors not usually associated with Holmes and Watson.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“King and Klinger have not stuck to the usual suspects for this stellar anthology of sixteen new short stories that pay homage to the great detective.” Leslie S. Klinger Publishers Weekly (starred review - on 'A Study in Sherlock')
“Sara Paretsky contributes an excellent feminist pastiche, Gahan Wilson some amusing cartoons, Andrew Grant a whimsical social-media update of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Jeffery Deaver a well-constructed tale about a man who idolizes not Holmes but Moriarty. A sharp, affectionate, light-footed collection.” New York Times Book Review
“Great fun for anyone who loves crime fiction. The collection is diverting, delightful, and best taken with a cup of hot tea.” Hallie Ephron, bestselling author of 'Never Tell a Lie'
“Delightful. The tales, all exceedingly clever, are sometimes in classic Holmesian style and time period; others make only passing reference to the great detective; and some have ingenious twists.” The Seattle Times
“Original and intriguing. Fans of Sherlock Holmes will find plenty to appreciate in this collection.” The Oklahoman
“The tales cover a wide variety of interpretations, from comedic to dark, and range from straight pastiches in Watson's voice to modern settings with Holmesian investigators. Surprising and twisty results.” Author Magazine
“Tantalizing. Enough variety for the dabbler, together with enough reverence for the canon to appeal to the true Holmes addict.” Kirkus Reviews (on 'A Study in Sherlock')
“An eclectic but accomplished group of novelists, primarily mystery and crime writers, take some intriguingly different looks at Holmes’ legacy. The legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work and his most famous character is on rich display here, and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes should be on the reading list of any Holmes fan.”
“This companion volume to A Study in Sherlock features 16 writers and cartoonists whose imagination has been stirred by the great detective. The writers obviously had a lot of fun with these imaginative and effective pieces, and Holmes and his companions live again.” The Providence Journal
“Boasts all-new stories, some featuring Holmes himself, others inspired by him, by such ace contemporary writers as Michael Connelly, Sara Paretsky and Jeffery Deaver.” Tampa Bay Times
“Satisfy your Sherlock cravings with these superb stories.” Book Riot
“The game is afoot for an eclectic collection of writers, including Sara Paretsky, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton and Nancy Holder.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“There are some gems. This book was conceived in fun, written in fun and edited in fun. It should be read in that spirit. For 127 years since his first case and for 84 years since the death of his creator, Sherlock Holmes is still entertaining us.” Dallas Morning News
“As brilliant as it is entertaining.” The Spartanburg Herald Journal