The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

loren d. estleman

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“An excellent collection of short stories and essays.”
—New York Review of Books


Award winning author Loren D. Estleman’s Sherlock Holmes stories and essays collected in one volume, including “The Serpent’s Egg,” the opening chapter of a planned pastiche to be a “round-robin” novel by multiple authors including Issac Asimov, Ruth Rendell, and others.

This entertaining book also includes three previously published essays, “Channeling Holmes,” “On the Significance of Boswells,” and “Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?” that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Collection Includes:

“The Serpent’s Egg” published here for the first time!
“Channeling Holmes” from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
“The Adventure of the Arabian Knight” from Murder in Baker Street.
“The Adventure of the Three Ghosts” from Holmes for Holidays.
“The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys” from Murder, My Dear Watson.
“Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home: A Comedy in One Unnatural Act” from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
“The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist” from Sherlock Holmes in America.
“The Adventure of the Greatest Gift” from More Holmes for the Holidays.
“The Devil and Sherlock Holmes” from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
“On the Significance of Boswell’s” from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories.
“Was Sherlock Holmes the Shadow” from The Baker Street Journal.


An excellent collection of short stories and essays.”
—New York Review of Books

“The Perils of Sherlock Holmes is an entertaining and diverting read. If you liked the Conan Doyle adventures, there’s plenty here to keep you turning the pages and try to make your own deductive reasoning.”

“Estleman’s style as Watson is better than many, and I especially liked ‘The Devil and Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys.’ His fine introductory essay discusses his interest in Holmes and writing Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula – which I read and recall liking many years ago.”

“Readers who appreciate the classic portrayal of the detective…will likely enjoy The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. The limited duration of the stories is appreciated and allows readers flexibility. However, the brevity does not diminish the storytelling. Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes.”
—Pop Culture Guy Blog


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