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More Holmes for the Holidays (Holmes for the Holidays #2)

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In Holmes for the Holidays, today's best mystery writers featured Arthur Conan Doyle's inimitable Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in an original anthology of holiday whodunits. Now, Berkley Prime Crime is proud to present More Holmes for the Holidays — in which the beloved duo returns…to the scene of the crime.

In Anne Perry's "The Christmas Gift," a Stradivarius is plucked
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ebook, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Berkley Books (first published October 15th 1999)
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Cynthia Armistead
Martin H. Greenberg and company have provided a fine collection of Sherlockian holiday stories that fit in quite well with the traditional set.

"The Christmas Gift" by Anne Perry is a nice little piece about a stolen Stradivarius and a couple who want to marry against the wishes of the young lady's father. There is an excellent red herring, one of the few in this anthology.

In "The Four Wise Men" by Peter Lovesey, Watson must answer a call to duty from his former commanding officer in the Army, in
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Bev Hankins
This is a decent collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches written with a Christmas holiday theme. There are eleven stories in all--written by well-known mystery writers like Anne Perry, Edward D. Hoch, Peter Lovesy and Jon Breen as well as tales from science fiction and western writers like Bill Crider and Tanith Lee. And a few of the authors have dipped their toes in Holmes tributes in the past (Loren D Estleman and Daniel Stashower, for example). There are a wide range of themes from a stolen S ...more
LondonFog
I was not that impressed with the first installation of this series, but More Holmes for the Holidays not only outshines its predecessor, it does something many short pastiches fail to do - accurately capture the essence of romanticized Victorian London and the original Canon. There is also a definite sense of holiday spirit pervading most of the tales, which are all well written and very readable, and that was something I appreciated much more than I expected to.

With the exception of maybe two
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Jim
I was attracted to this book based on two things, both of which are part of the books title: 1) That the stories in this collection would feature Sherlock Holmes and 2) That they would have a holiday theme. This combination seemed perfect for some December light reading. My deduction was correct and I enjoyed each of the eleven short stories in this collection. My two favorites were THE FOUR WISE MEN, by Peter Lovesey a very unusual jewelry heist and THE CASE OF THE RAJAH’S EMERALD, by Carolyn W ...more
Lucas
Not bad. It's not Doyle or the upper echelon Holmes pastiches -- Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Horowitz, et al -- but there are some entertaining stories, all of course adhering to the holiday theme.

Some are not as strong and lack Watson's authentic voice. Some are oddly under-researched. (In one, Holmes gives famed American author O. Henry his pen name, despite the fact that the character isn't American and even lacks the real O. Henry's birth name). But if a collection of Holmes stories set around
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John
This is certainly not my favorite collection of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes stories. Nonetheless, I did enjoy it. In addition to sharing a common Christmas-time setting, many of these stories include some high profile clients (some real and some fictional). The cast of characters that call on Holmes for his help include Tim Cratchit (aka Tiny Tim), Oscar Wilde and Charles Darwin. Holmes even comes to the aid of the author known as O. Henry in a case that supposedly was the inspiration for his ...more
Gretchen Ingram
About half the stories are good but the other half are a bit meh. I didn't like this collection as well as the first one.
Jessi
A compilation of Sherlock Holmes stories written by some of today's best mystery writers. All of the stories are set at Christmas. The ones that were best (including Anne Perry's) tried to write more like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while others that tried to tie in Darwin, Scrooge, O. Henry and other notables fell a little flat. Overall, a very good book.
astrangerhere
Quite as good as the first collection, and entertaining as always. Its been a number of years since this has been done, I'd like to see another collection of Sherlockania soon.
Sem
I'd like to give this collection more than two stars but, although I enjoyed it, I felt that few of the stories rose above the mediocre.
Marci
Light and easy reading for fans of Sherlock Holmes who don't mind modern authors who write in the Conan Doyle style.
Dave
I always like Holmes and Watson. This book had some nice additions to Holkmes cases.
Michele bookloverforever
I enjoyed these stories. of course, I love sherlock holmes.
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.
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