Sherlock Holmes

Sleuthing Sherlock Holmes

When you think of Sherlock Holmes, do you think of a middle-aged man in a deerstalker cap, blowing smoke from a pipe and peering through a magnifiying glass while saying "It's elementary, my dear Watson"?

Many writers have tried to emulate, imitate and improve on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective tales.  Check out the book list "Sleuthing Sherlock Holmes" for many different portrayals of the Great Detective. 

The Patient's Eyes: the Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

By Davie Pirie

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An atmospheric, literary thriller that partners Dr. Joseph Bell (widely believed to be the model for Sherlock Holmes himself) and Arthur Conan Doyle as innovators in criminal investigation, exploring the strange underworld of violence and sexual hypocrisy running beneath the surface of the Victorian era.
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Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: and Other New Adventures of the Great Detective

By Donald Serrell Thomas

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Five original tales inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic character feature Holmes taking on such challenges as the famed siege of Sydney Street, a planned German invasion of America, and a supernatual curse.
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The Angel of the Opera: Sherlock Holmes Meets the Phantom of the Opera

By Sam Siciliano

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In this lively yet respectful pastiche, the Phantom created by Gaston Leroux comes up against Arthur Conan Doyle's remarkable detective, who has been engaged by the managers of the Paris Opera to thwart the Phantom's blackmail scheme.
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Baker Street Letters

By Michael Robertson

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In Los Angeles, a geological surveyor maps out a proposed subway route--and then goes missing. His eight-year-old daughter, in her desperation, turns to the one person she thinks might help--she writes a letter to Sherlock Holmes.
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Sherlock in Love

By Sena Jeter Naslund

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(A) lonely Dr. Watson has decided to alleviate his melancholy by writing a biography of his late partner. He runs a notice in a London paper requesting information on Holmes, but rather than courteous responses, he receives death threats, has his rooms burglarized, and seems to have attracted the attention of a ghost.
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Beekeeper's Apprentice, or, On the Segregation of the Queen

By Laurie R. King

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Chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.
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Night Watch: a Long-lost Adventure in Which Sherlock Holmes Meets Father Brown

By Stephen Kendrick

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson--with some assistance from Father Brown--must discern if a killer is indeed one of the leaders of the world's greatest faiths.
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Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Marvin Kaye, ed.

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Now, the truth is finally revealed regarding Holmes's exploits involving the Titanic, his rematch with Irene Adler, the childhoods of both Holmes and Watson, and such figures as Ida Tarbell, P.G. Wodehouse, and James McNeil Whistler.
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The Whitechapel Horrors

By Edward B. Hanna

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Hanna resurrects the world's most famous fictional detective that he might solve one of history's most infamous crimes.
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