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Echoes of Sherlock Holmes : Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (Hardcover)
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In this follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Les Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. To the editors’ great delight, these stories go in many directions: Some tell of Holmes himself: in Victorian Baker Street or modern New York, in various guises or a different gender. Some writers choose to explore other Conan Doyle characters—one story is even narrated by a horse!—while another spins a tale of a character under the spell of the Great Detective, while another . . . the variations are endless! Although not a formal collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories—however some do fit that mold—instead these writers were asked to be inspired by the Conan Doyle canon. The results are breathtaking, for fans of Holmes and Watson as well as readers new to Doyle’s writing—indeed, for all readers who love exceptional storytelling.