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Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

George Mann

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A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.

Introduction by George Mann 
The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One by Mark Hodder
Holmes and the Indelicate Widow by Mags L Halliday
The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters by Cavan Scott
The Post-Modern Prometheus by Nick Kyme
Mrs Hudson at the Christmas Hotel by Paul Magrs
The Case of the Night Crawler by George Mann
The Adventure of the Locked Carriage by Stuart Douglas
The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador by Eric Brown
The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman by Richard Dinnick  
The Pennyroyal Society by Kelly Hale
The Persian Slipper by Steve Lockley
The Property of a Thief by Mark Wright
Woman’s Work by David Barnett
The Fallen Financier by James Lovegrove

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 25, 2013 – The 14 mostly first-rate if occasionally gory selections in Mann's anthology of all-original Holmes pastiches will delight fans of "one of the world's best known and most loved fictional creations." Mark Hodder starts things off with "The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One," in which eccentric poet Algernon "Algy" Swinburne screeches into Baker Street seeking help for ailing explorer Sir Richard Burton, a translator of Arab erotica who's seeking a work that includes a vital chapter missing from his own copy. Holmes encounters an alien-betrothed H.G. Wells in Eric Brown's "The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador," an improbable yet tragic tale of interplanetary politics and suicide. London becomes a virtual slaughterhouse in Cavan Scott's graphic "The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters," a case that nearly breaks Holmes according to news reports chronicling the horrific episode. Blood and viscera flow freely in dingy London alleyways as the discovery of a decapitated corpse leads Holmes and Watson to pursue a malformed monster suggestive of Frankenstein in Nick Kyme's "The Post-Modern Prometheus." Other fine stories, such as "Adventure of the Locked Carriage" by Stuart Douglas, are reminiscent of the original brilliance that Conan Doyle gave us more than a century ago.
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Feb 19, 2013
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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