Read The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories Online Free - Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.
Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.
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June 11, 2016
Like all anthologies, this one is a mix bag. Unlike some I've read, though, it leans much more heavily toward gems than duds. I greatly enjoyed the strange, genre-hopping pastiches and serious "lost cases". Many of the parodies, though, relied far too heavily on slapstick for my taste.
January 15, 2016
I have a fondness for Sherlock Holmes, as I am sure the majority of my readers do. Unsurprisingly, there has been a ton of Holmes fanfiction over the years. Pastiches that try to capture the feel of Arthur Conan Doyle’s prose, parodies that make fun of the detective’s odd habits, and weirder work...
October 05, 2015
This was a huge book with a collection of stories featuring a most beloved character, Sherlock Holmes. I confess that this was my first time reading Sherlock mysteries, but it certainly won't be my last. I loved having immediate access to his adventures.
Although this book requires that one reads...
May 16, 2016
[I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.]
A huge collection of Sherlock Holmes-related short stories—as is made obvious from the title—written by various authors: some who were Doyle's contemporaries, some from the late 1990s or even 2000s, and some from...
June 07, 2017
Given that there are 83 stories here, I'm not even going to attempt to go through and discuss them individually. For that matter, given how long it's taken me to finish this book - almost a year, on and off - I don't know that I want to try to remember all the high- and lowlights of the collectio...
October 27, 2015
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes was a huge book with 83 stories, two by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but along with these stories there were also stories by 81 other authors, some of them parodies and some of them pastiches, which I did not know the meaning of until I picked up this book which means-a...
September 13, 2015
Probably the best statement from me for this book would be that I liked some of it, but by no means all. There are 83 short stories in this book with a brief biography of the author of each story preceding it. There are over 900 pages. Under normal reviewing conditions I like to list each story w...
August 09, 2015
"The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories" is another winning tome from editor Otto Penzler. Herein is collected a plethora of Holmes stories, mostly pastiches with some exceptions. The good news is that one does not need to dig deep to find the good entries...they all are top notch and deserving...
February 21, 2016
The preface is the most interesting of the collection, particularly because it notes that some stories will overlap in categories, so don't take it to heart; and that funny stories may not necessarily be funny, but they were included for historical significance.
Eighty-three short stories in tota...
May 09, 2017
Really liked it. Definitely preferred the stories that take Holmes and Watson seriously over the parodies.