The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and ...

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781101872628

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years. Featuring pitch-perfect cases by acclaimed modern-day Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Kingsley Amis) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Colin Dexter); and parodies by Conan Doyle’s contemporaries A. A. Milne, James M. Barrie, and O. Henry, not to mention genre-bending cases by science-fiction greats Poul Anderson and Michael Moorcock. No matter if your favorite Holmes is Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., or Benedict Cumberbatch, whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoyThe Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Including - Over a century’s worth of cases, from Conan Doyle’s 1890s parodies of his own creation to Neil Gaiman’s “The Case of Death and Honey” (2011) - Appearances by those other great detectives Hercule Poirot and C. Auguste Dupin - 15 Edgar Award–winning authors and 5 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters - Stories by Laurie R. King, Colin Dexter, Anthony Burgess, Anne Perry, Stephen King, P.G. Wodehouse, Kingsley Amis, and many, many more. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed edition features a new introduction by Doug Elliott.

Author: Arthur Doyle

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 9781627887380

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 396

A stunning edition boasting the early tales of Sherlock Holmes, including a full-length novel and more short stories. Sherlock Holmes: Volume 2 continues the exciting adventures of the world's most famous pipe-smoking detective, Sherlock Holmes, featuring the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Included are the short story collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) and the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902). From his home, 221B Baker Street in London, the legendary Sherlock Holmes (accompanied by his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson) employs his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases, baffling the police and becoming internationally renowned for his remarkable observations and even more eccentric habits. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed edition features a new introduction by Doug Elliott.
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The Big Book of Espionage

The Big Book of Espionage

Statesecrets. Double agents. Leaks. Otto Penzler brings you all this and more with his latest title in the Big Book series.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781984898067

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 684

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler is back with a new anthology that has gathered the intel on the world's greatest secret agents, declassified in these pages for the first time. Statesecrets. Double agents. Leaks. Otto Penzler brings you all this and more with his latest title in the Big Book series. No need to wait for the government to release redacted information, Otto is ready to declassify confidential matters. Great stories from Lee Child and Charles McCarry are pulled from the shadows and into the light. So pull your fedora down, adjust your fake moustache, and get ready to settle in with some of the greats.
Categories: Fiction

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780345806000

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 261

A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!
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Big Book of Best Short Stories Specials Mystery and Detective

Big Book of Best Short Stories   Specials   Mystery and Detective

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968584119

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 716

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is: Mystery and Detective. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Robert Barr: - An Alpine Divorce - "And the Rigour of the Game" - Gentlemen: The King! - The Hour and the Man - The Man Who was not on the Passenger List - Which Was the Murderer? - Not According to the Code - Arthur Conan Doyle: - A Scandal In Bohemia - The Five Orange Pips - The Disintegration Machine - When the World Screamed - The Great Keinplatz Experiment - The Horror of the Heights - The Ring of Thoth - G. K. Chesterton: - The Blue Cross - The Invisible Man - The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare - The Strange Crime of John Boulnois - The Three Tools of Death - The Wrong Shape - The Mistake of the Machine - Ernest Bramah: - The Secret of Headlam Height - The Mystery of the Vanished Petition Crown - The Holloway Flat Tragedy - The Curious Circumstances Of The Two Left Shoes - The Ingenious Mind Of Mr. Rigby Lacksome - The Crime At The House In Culver Street - The Strange Case Of Cyril Bycourt - E. Phillips Oppenheim: - The Noxious Gift. - Traske and the Bracelet. - The Atruscan Silver mine. - The Defeat of Rundermere. - The End of John DykesBurglar. - A Woman Intervenes. - The Regeneration of Jacobs.
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The Big Book of Reel Murders

The Big Book of Reel Murders

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood is made of. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. Lights! Camera! Action!

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780525563891

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 841

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood is made of. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. Lights! Camera! Action! The latest book in the Big Book series takes us behind the curtain to uncover the stories that became some of the greatest films of the silver screen. There's the W. Somerset Maugham short story that inspired Hitchcock's Secret Agent; Robert Louis Stevenson's horrifying tale that was later turned into the iconic movie The Body Snatcher, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; Sir Ian Fleming's "From a View to a Kill," later one of Roger Moore's greatest Bond films; and "Cyclists' Raid," the short story that formed the basis for the legendary Brando film The Wild One. Otto Penzler delivers the director's cut on these classic short stories and the films they gave rise to. So grab your Sno-Caps and a jumbo box of popcorn and curl up with these cinematic tales from the likes of Agatha Christie, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Dashiell Hammett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Big Book of Best Short Stories Volume 1

Big Book of Best Short Stories   Volume 1

This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968583662

Category: Drama

Page: 1994

View: 150

This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Washington Irving:The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle The Devil and Tom Walker Christmas Guest from Gibbet Island The Legend of the Engulphed Convent The Adventure of my Uncle - Oscar Wilde:Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Sphinx without a Secret A Model Millionaire The Happy Prince The Fisherman and his Soul The Nightingale and the Rose The Young King - Bram Stoker:The Castle of the King A Star Trap The Secret of the Growing Gold The Burial of the Rats Dracula's Guest The Squaw The Judge's House - H.G. Wells:The Time Machine A Dream Of Armageddon The Crystal Egg The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Flowering of the Strange Orchid The Sea Riders The Apple - Arthur Conan Doyle:A Scandal In Bohemia The Five Orange Pips The Disintegration Machine When the World Screamed The Great Keinplatz Experiment The Horror of the Heights The Ring of Thoth - E.T.A. Hoffman:The Golden Pot The Sandman Councillor Krespela Automata The Elementary Spirit The Jesuits' Church in G-- The Story of the Hard Nut - Rudyard Kipling:The Mark of the Beast The Phantom 'Rickshaw Mowgli's Brothers (from the Jungle Book) Kaa's Hunting (from the Jungle Book) Tiger! Tiger! (from the Jungle Book) The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Man Who Would Be King - Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis A Hunger Artist In the penal colony The Judgment Before the Law A Country Doctor A Report to an Academy - H.P. Lovecraft:The Call of Cthulhu The Outsider Pickman's Model The Statement of Randolph Carter The Colour out of Space The Dunwich Horror The Music of Erich Zann - Edgar Allan Poe:The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat
Categories: Drama

The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780525432494

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 385

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled. The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.
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The Sherlock Holmes Book

The Sherlock Holmes Book

Where was Silver Blaze? What was The Hound of the Baskervilles? Holding a magnifying glass up to every one of Sherlock Holmes's cases, this book brings the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective to life." --

Author: Dk Pub

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 1465485740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 254

Discover the key ideas, themes, and plotlines behind every case investigated by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the famous and celebrated stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with this original, graphics-led book. Using the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes, The Sherlock Holmes Book is the perfect primer for newcomers and devoted readers alike. From the first Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, to the masterpiece that is The Hound of the Baskervilles, to the final Holmes tale The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, The Sherlock Holmes Book explores every facet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective, his world, and his ongoing appeal. Packed with detailed plot summaries, a full analysis of the major characters and themes, and essays on the world of Sherlock Holmes, the book is essential reading for fans of the world's most famous detective.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Sherlock Holmes Book

The Sherlock Holmes Book

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465449979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 294

The Sherlock Holmes Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, tackles the most "elementary" of subjects--the world of Sherlock Holmes, as told by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sherlock Holmes Book is packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and memorable quotes that make it the perfect Sherlock Holmes guide, covering every case of the world's greatest detective, from A Study in Scarlet to The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, placing the sorties in a wider context. Stories include at-a-glance flowcharts that show how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, and character guides provide handy reference for readers and an invaluable resource for fans of the Sherlock Holmes films and TV series. The Sherlock Holmes Book holds a magnifying glass to the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper immerses you in the utterly chilling world of Red Jack’s London, where his unprecedented evil still lurks.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781101971147

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 658

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology takes its inspiration from the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper. Of the real-life serial killers whose gruesome acts have been splashed across headlines, none has reached the mythical status of Jack the Ripper. In the Ripper's wake, terror swept through the streets of London’s East End in the fall of 1888. As quickly as his nightmarish reign came, Saucy Jack vanished without a trace—leaving future generations to speculate upon his identity and whereabouts. He was diabolical in a way never seen before—a killer who taunted the police, came up with his own legendary monikers, and, ultimately, got away with his heinous crimes. More than a century later, the man “from hell” continues to live on in the imaginations of readers everywhere—and in some of the most spec­tacularly unnerving stories, both fiction and nonfiction, ever written. The Big Book of Jack the Ripper immerses you in the utterly chilling world of Red Jack’s London, where his unprecedented evil still lurks. Including: · Legendary stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen · Captivating essays from George Bernard Shaw, Stephen Hunter, and Peter Underwood · Riveting new stories by contemporary masters Jeffrey Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more · Astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists From the Ripper Vault: · Demonic letters from Jack himself · Gruesome postmortem exams documenting all the bits and pieces of the cases · Harrowing witness statements taken on those hellish nights · Breaking newspaper accounts of the East End hysteria From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Sherlock Holmes Book

The Sherlock Holmes Book

Where was Silver Blaze? What was The Hound of the Baskervilles? Holding a magnifying glass up to every one of Sherlock Holmes's cases, this book brings the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective to life.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0241205913

Category: Classic

Page: 352

View: 449

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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVII

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVII

And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more!

Author: David Marcum

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781787055087

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 142

In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring adventures set within the correct time period, and written by many of today’s leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow. And now we present a new three-volume set. Like 2017’s two-volumes set, Eliminate the Impossible, this new collection, Whatever Remains . . . Must Be the Truth features tales of Holmes’s encounters with seemingly impossible events – ghosts and hauntings, cults and curses, mythical beasts and mediums, angels and demons, and more. In “The Sussex Vampire”, Holmes tells Watson: “This agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. The world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply.” In each of the stories presented in this huge three-volume collection, Holmes approaches the varied problems with one of his favorite maxims firmly in place: “. . . . When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth . . . .” But what, exactly, is the truth? A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, was first published in 1887. What an amazing journey the years since then have been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more! The forty-nine stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as “the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known.” All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part XVII – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1891-1898) features contributions by: Charles Veley & Anna Elliott, Arthur Hall, Michael Mallory, Will Murray, Paul D. Gilbert, S. Subramanian, Roger Riccard, Stephen Herczeg, Hugh Ashton, Chris Chan, Bert Coules, Jane Rubino, Tracy J. Revels, Geri Schear, David Marcum, and Dick Gillman, with a poem by Christopher James, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz
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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVIII

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVIII

The forty-nine stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known."

Author: David Marcum

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787055108

Category:

Page: 436

View: 185

The forty-nine stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known."
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The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries

... ONE OF THE MOST astonishing elements of the Sherlock Holmes stories by
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) is that, ... Equally astonishing is that Doyle
believed that his most important fiction was such historical novels and short-story
 ...

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780804172790

Category: Fiction

Page: 956

View: 405

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible. Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more. Featuring • Unconventional means of murder • Pilfered jewels • Shocking solutions Includes • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery • Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL
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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries.

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780345802996

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 643

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part VII

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories   Part VII

" All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Author: David Marcum

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781787052031

Category: Fiction

Page: 566

View: 504

Part VII - Eliminate the Impossible: 1880-1891 features contributions by: Mark Mower, Jan Edwards, Daniel D. Victor, James Lovegrove, Gayle Lange Puhl, Thomas Fortenberry, Mike Hogan, Thomas A. Turley, Adrian Middleton, James Moffett, Hugh Ashton, Geri Schear, S. Subramanian, John Hall, Jayantika Ganguly, S.F. Bennett, Steven Philip Jones, Jim French, John Linwood Grant, Mike Chinn, Robert V. Stapleton, Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, and Shane Simmons, with a poem by Jacquelynn Bost Morris, and forewords by David Marcum, Lee Child, Rand Lee, Michael Cox, and Melissa Farnham. In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring adventures set within the correct time period, and written by many of today's leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow, with six volumes already released, and now two more, Eliminate the Impossible, featuring tales of Holmes's encounters with seemingly impossible events – ghosts and hauntings, curses and mythical beasts, and more. In "The Sussex Vampire", Holmes tells Watson: "This agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. The world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply." In each of the stories presented in this massive two-volume collection, Holmes approaches the varied problems with one of his favorite maxims firmly in place: "... when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth..." But what, exactly, is the truth? 2017 is the 130th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. What an amazing journey it's been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more! The forty-eight stories in these two companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest... whom I have ever known." All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Categories: Fiction

Murder

Murder

LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Power by William Shakespeare Independence by Charlotte Bronte London by Charles Dickens

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473575424

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 925

‘Well, Watson, we seem to have fallen upon evil days’ Sherlock Holmes: the quintessential British hero and the world's most popular detective. Through his powers of deduction, and with the help of his faithful companion Dr Watson, Holmes takes on all manner of devious criminals and dangerous villains – and wins. But the cases involving murder are the most dastardly of them all... VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Power by William Shakespeare Independence by Charlotte Bronte London by Charles Dickens
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The Sherlock Holmes Stories of Edward D Hoch

The Sherlock Holmes Stories of Edward D  Hoch

In these dozen tales, short story master Edward D. Hoch resurrects the most brilliant mind in the history of detective fiction.

Author: Edward D. Hoch

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9789049980740

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 611

A dozen marvelous tales of deduction, featuring history’s most famous detective In a heavily mortgaged country house, an heiress’s sinister guardian attempts to trap her in a bedroom with a rare Indian swamp adder—a murder averted only by the timely intervention of Sherlock Holmes. Five months after the events of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” Holmes and Watson are called back to Stoke Moran by a frightened gypsy who claims that the viper has gotten loose again. Holmes is unsure which poses a greater danger: the rumored snake, or the possibility that the gypsy is telling lies. In these dozen tales, short story master Edward D. Hoch resurrects the most brilliant mind in the history of detective fiction. In the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes tangles with circus tigers, Druidic curses, and a pair of Christmas killings. Here is the finest detective of the Victorian age—recreated by one of the greatest mystery writers of the twentieth century.
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