THE NEW ADVENTURES
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
This collection of stories
was first issued in 1987 to mark the centennial of the publication in
1887 of "The Speckled Band", the first story to feature the detectives.
Now the new 1999 reissue has three new stories in it. There is nothing
in this collection by Conan Doyle but fans of the original stories will
find plenty to enjoy as modern writers try their
Not all the stories are set at the time of the originals though. Joyce Harrington gives us a modern American Watson living with a glamorous female Holmes and Peter Lovesey's "Curious Computer" is an electronic version of the live original. Moriarty. Lestrade, Irene Adler are all here as is the sequel to the Speckled Band and a Second Naval Treaty. Finally John Gardiner tells the reader about the real underworld a hundred years ago. There are brief descriptions of the novelists and their works and lots of illustrations by Sideney Paget and others from the original magazine stories. All in all a feast for fans although for me the originals are still the best.
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