The Whole Art of Detection

The Whole Art of Detection

Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

eBook - 2017
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This collection of short mysteries by the international-bestselling author of Dust and Shadow "belongs on the top shelf with the very best of Doyle's" (Nicholas Meyer, author of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution ).

Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, Edgar Award-finalist Lyndsay Faye has masterfully woven these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction--from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow , to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine , whose predecessor published the first Sherlock Holmes story in 1892.

The best of Faye's Sherlockian tales, including two new works, are brought together in a collection that spans the character's career, from self-taught upstart to lauded detective, both before and after he faked his own death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. In "The Lowther Park Mystery," the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" brings Holmes's attention to the murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage.

With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, outright villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for any fan of historical crime fiction.

"If Lyndsay Faye's byline weren't on the cover, readers might deduce that the Sherlock Holmes mysteries in The Whole Art of Detection actually came from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." --David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Publisher: New York, NY :, Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic,, 2017
ISBN: 9780802189363
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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KateHillier Nov 30, 2018

I loved every story in here and I was so sad to reach the end. I love me a good Holmes pastiche and these stories are all kinds of perfect. These stories cover lots of ground over the most famous detective partnership in English literature, even including some stories from before they met. There also are a few told from Holmes' diary entries which were a great delight to me. The mysteries are top notch and watching the evolution of the pair of them was also a delight. I can't wait to read this again.

Nov 15, 2017

Excellent & in character. There are a couple stories that don't feel quite right, & one that doesn't track well. Otherwise, well-written, & in the short story style of AC Doyle.

Sep 13, 2017

Faye's Sherlock Holmes' stories are absolutely astounding. No wonder Strand Magazine published them! Thank goodness this collection has been published and how wonderful that it includes two new stories from Faye.

Jun 09, 2017

She does a good job portraying Holmes and Watson like Conan Doyle would have, but she interests a little more humor into the writing.
Very enjoyable, never read a bad story by her.

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