h2Uncover these captivating Sherlock Holmes mysteries and essaysh2 In this adventurous collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, you will find yourself right by the legendary detective's side as he investigates a whole new series of crimes. Each of these fascinating tales are authorized by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate, and while you will recognize some of them, other stories, like ""The Serpent's Egg,"" are revealed here for the very first time. This entertaining book also includes three previously published essays, ""Channeling Holmes,"" ""On the Significance of Boswells,"" and ""Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?"" that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. WithThe Perils of Sherlock Holmes, you will love diving into the extraordinary mindset and thrilling investigations of your favorite sleuth!
While this decent collection is not, as billed, the first such by a single author since Conan Doyle's The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927), Estleman (Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes) does a serviceable job in crafting eight new adventures for the Baker Street sleuth. Intriguing puzzles include "The Adventure of the Three Ghosts," in which Holmes aids a man experiencing nightly visitations straight out of A Christmas Carol, and "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes," in which an insane asylum inmate has convinced the medical staff that he is Satan himself. A lighter touch is winningly portrayed in the short play, "Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home." "The Serpent's Egg," the only entry previously unpublished, was intended as the first chapter of an abortive round-robin pastiche that was to have included Isaac Asimov and Ruth Rendell. Two essays on Holmes and Watson, revised for this edition, round out the volume. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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October 18, 2012
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