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The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

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Oct 27, 2015 | 816 Pages
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“Catnip for Sherlock Holmes fans. . . . The list of who hasn’t weighed in on the World’s Greatest Detective has become much shorter than the roll of those who have. . . .
The question must be asked: Did we need another one? Yes. And Otto Penzler’s Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories is that book. . . . For those who love the cranky inhabitant at 221B, and for those who appreciate good writing about him, and especially for those who can’t get enough of other ‘takes’ on him.”
     —The Seattle Times
 
“Hours upon hours of entertainment for both new fans and Baker Street Irregulars alike.”
     —Paste
 
“The perfect gift for the Holmes fan who has everything but the ‘Herlock Shomes At It Again’ parody written by Anonymous in 1916.”
     —The Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg)

“A landmark volume. . . . Essential. . . . Easily the largest collection of Sherlockiana tales ever published. It merits celebration on that basis alone, as a bibliographic event of gargantuan proportions. . . . Show[s] the profound effect Holmes and Watson have had on popular culture and on other writers of crime fiction.”
     —Booklist (starred review)      

“The breadth of this anthology, which spans over a century and includes everything from straight pastiches and parodies to fully developed whodunits, is but one of its virtues. . . . The variety of approaches  is an eloquent testament to Conan Doyle’s genius in creating such an iconic character. . . . Perhaps Penzler’s most significant contribution is rescuing from undeserved obscurity talented writers who have captured the Watsonian narrative voice and combined it with brilliant deductions and mesmerizing plots. . . . This volume is a must for all fans of the great detective.”
     —Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
 
“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 60 stories about Holmes, and more than 6,000 have been penned by other authors since. This collection gathers the best of those stories from Holmes admirers. . . . The pieces are separated into categories, which makes choosing a story more fun for the reader. . . . A must-have for all libraries. This is the only book of its kind to collect so many pastiches dedicated to Holmes, 83 total. Fans of the fictional detective will find great joy in this tome.”
     —Library Journal (starred review)


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table Of Contents

CONTENTS
 
Introduction by Otto Penzler
 
THE MASTER
Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Field Bazaar”
Arthur Conan Doyle, “How Watson Learned the Trick”
 
FAMILIAR AS THE ROSE IN SPRING
Vincent Starrett, “The Unique Hamlet”
Bret Harte, “The Stolen Cigar-Case”
Arthur Whitaker, “The Case of the Man Who Was Wanted”
James M. Barrie, “The Adventure of the Two Collaborators”
O. Henry, “The Sleuths”
A. B. Cox, “Holmes and the Dasher”
Stephen Leacock, “An Irreducible Detective Story”
Stephen King, “The Doctor’s Case”
 
THE LITERATURE OF CRIME
Davis Grubb, “The Brown Recluse”
Kingsley Amis, “The Darkwater Hall Mystery”
J.C. Masterman, “The Case of the Gifted Amateur”
James M. Barrie, “The Late Sherlock Holmes”
Edmund Pearson, “Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery”
A.A. Milne, “The Rape of the Sherlock”
P. G. Wodehouse, “From a Detective’s Note-Book”
Hugh Kingsmill, “The Ruby of Khitmandu”
August Derleth, “The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm”
H. F. Heard, “The Enchanted Garden”
Ring Lardner, “A Study in Handwriting”
Neil Gaiman, “The Case of Death and Honey”
Anthony Burgess, “Murder to Music”
 
IN THE BEGINNING
James M. Barrie, “An Evening with Sherlock Holmes”
Robert Barr, “Detective Stories Gone Wrong: The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs”
Anonymous, “Sherlock Holmes vs. Conan Doyle”
R. C. Lehmann, “The Duke’s Feather”
Roy L. McCardell, “The Sign of the ‘400’”
 
HOLMESLESS
Christopher Morley, “Codeine (7 Per Cent)”
Laurie R. King, “Mrs. Hudson’s Case”
Bliss Austin, “The Final Problem”
 
NOT OF THIS PLACE
Anthony Boucher, “The Adventure of the Bogle-Wolf”
Poul Anderson, “The Martian Crown Jewels”
Anonymous, “Sherlock Among the Spirits”
Logan Clendening, “The Case of the Missing Patriarchs”
Loren D. Estleman, “The Devil and Sherlock Holmes”
 
KEEPING THE MEMORY GREEN
S. C. Roberts, “The Strange Case of the Megatherium Thefts”
Peter Cannon, “The Adventure of the Noble Husband”
William O. Fuller, “A Night with Sherlock Holmes”
Leslie S. Klinger, “The Adventure of the Wooden Box”
Donald Thomas, “The Case of the Unseen Hand”
Sam Benady, “The Abandoned Brigantine”
Barry Day, “The Adventure of the Curious Canary”
Frederic Dorr Steele, “The Adventure of the Murdered Art Editor”
David Stuart Davies, “The Darlington Substitution Scandal”
James C. Iraldi, “The Problem of the Purple Maculas”
 
YOU THINK THAT’S FUNNY?
Robert Barr, “The Adventure of the Second Swag”
Stanley Rubinstein, “Sheer Luck Again”
John Kendrick Bangs, “A Pragmatic Enigma”
Anonymous, “Herlock Sholmes at It Again”
Anthony Armstrong, “The Reigate Road Murder”
William B. Kahn, “The Succored Beauty”
Gregory Breitman, “The Marriage of Sherlock Holmes”
E. F. Benson and Eustace H. Miles, “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”
Arthur Chapman, “The Unmasking of Sherlock Holmes”
George F. Forrest, “The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace”
Robert L. Fish, “The Adventure of the Ascot Tie”
 
CONTEMPORARY VICTORIANS
Colin Dexter, “A Case of Mis-Identity”
Thomas Perry, “Startling Events in the Electrified City”
Lyndsay Faye, “The Case of Colonel Warburton’s Madness”
John Lutz, “The Infernal Machine”
Peter Tremayne, “The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey”
Daniel Stashower, “The Adventure of the Agitated Actress”
Michael Moorcock, “The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger”
Bill Crider, “The Adventure of the Venomous Lizard”
June Thomson, “The Case of the Friesland Outrage”
Carol Buggé, “The Strange Case of the Tongue-Tied Tenor”
Tanith Lee, “The Human Mystery”
Anne Perry, “Hostage to Fortune”
Jon Koons, “The Adventure of the Missing Countess”
Rick Boyer, “The Adventure of Zolnay, The Aerialist”
John Lescroart, “The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra”
 
THE FOOTSTEPS OF A GIGANTIC AUTHOR
Julian Symons, “Did Sherlock Holmes Meet Hercule…?”
H. R. F. Keating, “A Trifling Affair”
Barry Perowne, “Raffles: The Enigma of the Admiral’s Hat”
Barry Perowne, “Raffles on the Trail of the Hound”
Edward D. Hoch, “The Cipher in the Sand”
Kenneth Millar, “The South Sea Soup Co.”
Carolyn Wells, “The Adventure of the Clothes-Line”
Dorothy B. Hughes, “Sherlock Holmes and the Muffin”
Stuart M. Kaminsky, “The Man from Capetown”
Manly Wade Wellman, “But Our Hero Was Not Dead”
Stuart Palmer, “The Adventure of the Marked Man”


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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