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Whether you're missing the hit television Sherlock or simply love great mysteries, the stories in this blog post are sure to entertain. From recent novels paying homage to the classic consulting detective himself, Sherlock Holmes, to modern adaptations featuring inspired storytelling at its best, there's something for everyone to appreciate.
Mysteries / Detective Fiction
Books for Fans of the Infamous Detective Sherlock Holmes
1. My Grave Ritual by G.S. Denning
Series: Warlock Holmes, book 3.
Warlock Holmes and Dr John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings, and the fact that one of them has goat legs. Christmas brings a goose that doesn't let being cooked slow him down, then they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even trickier than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And naturally Moriarty is hanging around in some form or other.
2. The Whole Art of Detection : Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye
Presents a collection of fifteen Sherlock Holmes stories that features pieces previously published in literary journals and two new works, including "The Lowther Park Mystery" and "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel."
3. A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg
Series: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, book 2.
Joanna and the Watsons devise a clever trap when they are hired by Scotland Yard to track down a stolen document outlining a secret treaty between England and France.
4. The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
Alone and penniless, Mary Jekyll hunts for her father’s killer, a former friend named Edward Hyde, along with help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson resulting in the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists.
5. Holmes Entangled by Gordon McAlpine
From the Edgar-nominated author of Hammett Unwritten and Woman with a Blue Pencil comes a startling meta-fiction tale told in the voice of Sherlock Holmes. Set in 1920s' London, Cambridge, and Paris, Holmes's final adventure leads him through labyrinthsof crime and espionage in a mortally dangerous inquiry into the unseen nature of existence itself.
6. The House of Silk : A Sherlock Holmes novel by Anthony Horowitz
It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
7. Arrowood : Sherlock Holmes has met his match by Mick Finlay
n 1895, London private investigator Arrowood, who despises Sherlock Holmes's methods and attracts the lower class clients that would not approach Holmes, investigates a disappearance and a stabbing that lead him against a notorious gang leader.
8. The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd
Summoned to the offices of Victorian London's most powerful and dangerous solicitors, disgraced police officer turned independent detective Charles Maddox turns to his famous but aging investigator uncle to identify who has been sending threatening letters to a client.
Series: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, book 18.
Summoned by a concerned Lord Digby to learn why his fiancée has suddenly broken off their engagement, Sherlock Holmes visits the Digby ancestral home, where local superstitions have been revived by sightings of a mysterious figure and a bizarre creature on the moor.
10. Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma by Larry Millett
Dogged by depression, doubt, and—as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed—emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892.
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