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A brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon.

In this follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie 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 explore the spirit of Holmes himself; others tell of detectives inspired by Holmes' adventures or methods. A young boy becomes a detective; a young woman sharpens her investigative skills; an aging actress and a housemaid each find that they have unexpected talents. Other characters from the Holmes stories are explored, and even non-Holmesian tales by Conan Doyle are echoed. The variations are endless!

Although not a formal collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories, some entries do fit that mold, while others were inspired by the Conan Doyle canon. The results are breathtaking, for fans of Holmes and Watson as well as listeners new to Doyle's writing.

Full cast of narrators includes Marguerite Gavin, Mirron Willis, Ralph Lister, Saskia Maarleveld, Sarah Nichols, Tim Gerard Reynolds, and Traber Burns.

©2016 Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Robie
  • 31-07-2017

Easy listen

It is so very hard to find modern fiction that is entertaining without engendering severe tension. I have listened multiple times to this collection and will continue to do so. The Reader's are great save one. In my current menopausal state I need a soothing goto book to allow myself to drift pleasantly back to sleep.

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  • Jill
  • 06-11-2016

Wonderful collection!

This group of Holmes-inspired stories was a delightful listen! I was impressed by how well the narrators captured the tone of the stories they were emulating. Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-2018

Some hits , some misses....

For my preferences , drifts too far from the Canon. Well written and read just not enough Holmes and Watson.

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  • D. R. H.
  • 19-11-2017

A Great Collection

This is an eclectic collection of stories related to the Sherlock Holmes series. Some are better than others, but on the whole they are an enjoyable experience.

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  • Melinda Kucsera
  • 05-12-2020

good stories, some audio issues

I enjoyed all the stories, but several had repeated lines and other audio editing issues which would have been found if the producer had listened to the final product before putting it up for sale. the stories were very enjoyable though despite the issues.

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  • merich
  • 28-09-2017

Never reeled me in

It's a little hard to give this a single score because the stories, and the readers, vary in quality enormously. But none are great and some are pretty poor. (Full disclosure: I gave up half-way through; maybe it gets better.) Several of the stories had a clever premise, but somehow the execution was poor and they all promised more than they delivered. When listening just became a burden, I stopped.

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  • David S.
  • 08-02-2017

Mixture of good and not so good

Most of the stories are written in spirit of Sherlock.
But this collection is a long way from the best.
Ok for light listening.

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  • Meredith McGrath
  • 18-12-2020

Quite Entertaining If You're Okay With INSPIRED

There's a nice variety of what the authors created, including fictional characters gaining agency in the real world, modern characters with names invoking Holmes, Watson, etc., staging of a play based on a Holmes adventure, a young boy insisting to his therapist that he's Holmes, stories that slip right into canon, etc. Like any anthology, some are stronger than others.

My favorites were by William Kent Krueger, best known for his Cork O'Connor series, and Anne Perry, known for her William Monk series and Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. Both evoked an emotional connection within its short length, which impressed me.

Also,the readers are solid, including a couple of my favorites, Kate Reading and Marguerite Gavin.

My only disappointment was I was expecting there to be a story from the editor, Laurie R King, whose known for her Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Katherine P.
  • 23-09-2020

Excellent Collection

Choose this one! The stories enlighten and extend the reader’s knowledge of the master sleuth. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-2021

Really enjoyed this collection!

I really enjoyed this collection, yes there were a couple stories that were not my cup of tea but overall I found them high quality and am looking forward to trying the other collections in the series.

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