In the Company of Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King audiobook

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

Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing 9781605986586
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This follow-up to the national bestseller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume of original stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. 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 New York Times bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, Edgar Award–winning 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. Authors included here are Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. 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. The game is afoot—again! Stories include: "The Crooked Man" by Michael Connelly "The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer" by Sara Paretsky "The Memoirs of Silver Blaze" by Michael Sims "Dr. Watson's Casebook" by Andrew Grant "The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" by Jeffery Deaver "Art in the Blood" by Laura Caldwell "Dunkirk" by John Lescroart "The Problem of the Empty Slipper" by Leah Moore and John Reppion "Lost Boys" by Cornelia Funke "The Thinking Machine" by Denise Hamilton "By Any Other Name" by Michael Dirda "He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes" by Harlan Ellison "The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestress" by Nancy Holder "The Closing" by Leslie S. Klinger "How I Came to Meet Sherlock Holmes" by Gahan Wilson

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Summary

Summary

A November 2014 LibraryReads Pick

This follow-up to the national bestseller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume of original stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

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 New York Times bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, Edgar Award–winning 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. Authors included here are Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more.

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. The game is afoot—again!

Stories include:

  1. "The Crooked Man" by Michael Connelly
  2. "The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer" by Sara Paretsky
  3. "The Memoirs of Silver Blaze" by Michael Sims
  4. "Dr. Watson's Casebook" by Andrew Grant
  5. "The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" by Jeffery Deaver
  6. "Art in the Blood" by Laura Caldwell
  7. "Dunkirk" by John Lescroart
  8. "The Problem of the Empty Slipper" by Leah Moore and John Reppion
  9. "Lost Boys" by Cornelia Funke
  10. "The Thinking Machine" by Denise Hamilton
  11. "By Any Other Name" by Michael Dirda
  12. "He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes" by Harlan Ellison
  13. "The Adventure of My Ignoble Ancestress" by Nancy Holder
  14. "The Closing" by Leslie S. Klinger
  15. "How I Came to Meet Sherlock Holmes" by Gahan Wilson

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sharp, affectionate, light-footed collection.” New York Times Book Review
“Devotees of the greatest of all fictional detectives will welcome this anthology from King and Klinger who have assembled a murderers’ row of talent, including bestselling authors not usually associated with Holmes and Watson.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A notorious lawsuit over whether the Great Detective was in the public domain—he is, according to the court—held up this sequel to King and Klinger’s collection A Study in Sherlock, but it’s well worth waiting for…The range of the fifteen new stories here is remarkable.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Odin 10/9/2018
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A unique amalgamation of authors looking closely at Sherlock Holmes

The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer is but one of the unique short stories in this anthology. The book is one of inordinate premise and “What if?” questions. A group of authors were given the opportunity to construct new stories based on the Doyle’s character, Sherlock, allowing their personal styles to create unique stories with twists and turns that at once were believable Sherlock’s detective acumen, while placing many story challenges in places with characters that might have never come across the original Sherlock preview of life. Without revealing a particularly entertaining story premise, suffice to say when listening to the book, pay special attention to The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer as it takes us for a special ride.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English