Sherlock Holmes: The American Years

Sherlock Holmes: The American Years

Michael Kurland

A compelling quantity of unique stories bearing on Sherlock Holmes' mythical time in the US

With an creation by means of Leslie S. Klinger, editor and compiler of all 3 volumes of the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, this selection of ten unique tales brings mild to 1 of the least tested sessions within the lifetime of the good detective―his time within the former colonies, the us. This Holmes is a younger one―a younger guy now not but set upon his path in lifestyles and in his recognized accommodations at 221B Baker road. In Richard Lupoff 's "Inga Sigerson Weds," he is come to the USA to symbolize the kinfolk at his sister's marriage ceremony. In "My Silk Umbrella," Mark Twain narrates his fateful come across with Holmes at a baseball (generic term) in Hartford, Connecticut; Steve Hockensmith narrates the assembly of the younger William Gillette and the article of his later, most famed flip upon the degree; and Peter Tremayne unearths the intersection of Holmes and the Irish within the nineteenth century American midwestern panorama. With additional tales through Marta Randall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, and others, the legend, the mythology or even the background of the world's maximum detective is additional more advantageous through those fascinating, smart and mystifying tales.

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