The Whole Art of Detection

The Whole Art of Detection

Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Book - 2017
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Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction--from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow , which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine , whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

Faye's best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection , a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked 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 baffling 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, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780802125927
Characteristics: viii, 352 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Faye, Lyndsay


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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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