A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

What would happen if you asked eighteen top writers who don't normally write about Sherlock Holmes to write about Sherlock Holmes? What if you wrote to them, saying:

In 19th century England, a new kind of hero--a consulting detective--blossomed in the mind of an underemployed doctor and ignited the world's imagination. In the thirteen decades since A Study in Scarlet first appeared, countless variations on that theme have been played, from Mary Russell to Greg House, from 'Basil of Baker Street' to the new BBC Holmes-in-the-internet-age.

We suspect that you have in the back of your mind a story that plays a variation on the Holmes theme...

And what if these great writers read that proposal and decided that yes, they did have that kind of tale in the back of their minds?

The result is A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, with stories by Alan Bradley, Tony Broadbent, Jan Burke, Lionel Chetwynd, Lee Child, Colin Cotterill, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon, Phillip and Jerry Margolin, Margaret Maron, Thomas Perry, S.J. Rozan, Dana Stabenow, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear.

Title:A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780812982466
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    A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon Reviews

  • robyn

    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself.There ARE a couple of decent reads, but this collection is chiefly notable for another atypical and enjoyable SH pastiche by Neil Gaiman, affectionately in...

  • Rachael

    This anthology is a mixed bag. Some of the 16 true stories and one epilogue mini-story are pointless and pedestrian: major mystery writers retelling Conan Doyle canon stories with their own series sta...

  • Riju Ganguly

    One of the finest collection of pastiches and other (Sherlock Holmes-inspired) pieces, this book should be lapped up by those who are in love with the Great Detective, and esp. by those who have cheri...

  • Lily

    Mixed bag. 5 of them I liked, the rest were disappointing THE CASE OF DEATH AND HONEY Neil Gaiman Awesome, 5 starsTHE STARTLING EVENTS IN THE ELECTRIFIED CITY Thomas Perry I liked this one, it was as...

  • Jonathan K

    Some pretty interesting stories that are all connected in various ways to Holmes.. Like any book of short stories, some are better than others, though overall I think this is worth reading if you enjo...

  • Terry

    Like all short story collections this is a mixed bag. The best stories were not a surprise--Laura Lippman's, Neil Gaiman's, and Alan Bradley's. Lippman's was my personal favorite, one of the only stor...

  • Hayden

    2.5 starsLike most short story collections, this one had it's ups and it's downers. Honestly, though, most of these were rather pointless. I didn't even finish "The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Sh...

  • Melanie

    I liked the premise of this book - stories inspired by Holmes by authors who aren't usually associated with the literary legacy of Holmes - but wasn't entirely sold on the execution. Some of the stori...

  • Margaret

    “A Study in Sherlock” is an anthology first published in 2011. The stories allegedly take inspiration from the Holmes canon. The problem is, sometimes the inspiration is so obscure that even the m...

  • Eric

    The stories I read from this collection are: 'The Case of Death and Honey' by Neil GaimanAs always, Neil Gaiman's perspective -- in this case, of Sherlock's later years -- is interesting. However, thi...