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MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895

31 May

This book is part of a series of three anthologies edited last year by David Marcum.  Part II is a pretty good anthology.  The mix of stories is well balanced.  Most of them good, a few mediocre, but no really terrible ones.

For my money the most interesting stories were those written by

– Ann Margaret Lewis;
– Lyndsay Faye; and
– Wendy C. Fries (aka Atlin Merrick).

There was at least one sly BBC Sherlock reference tucked away inside a story.  I’ll let you look for it when you read the book.

The anthology is an excellent addition to the body of Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

Recommended for all lovers of Sherlock Holmes, and Victorian crime.

The Day They Met

19 Apr

Wendy C. Fries pondered the concept that the friendship between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is something that would exist across time.  That it was something that was meant to be.  So she sat down and wrote 50 short stories of how these two friends could possibly meet which was published as “Sherlock Holmes and John Watson: The Day They Met”.

The ways of meeting are many, varied, and deeply entertaining.

From John Watson finding Sherlock Holmes asleep in a morgue drawer, to meeting whilst Watson performed first aid on Lestrade, the book is packed with wonderful, entertaining, and, above all, believable alternate meetings.

Wendy C. Fries is well known in the Sherlock fan fiction world as Atlin Merrick, so trust me, this lady can write!

“The Day They Met” is a  charming little book which should delight all Sherlockians of all ages.

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