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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

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A collection of Holmes pastiches and parodies.
Hardcover, 363 pages
Published March 1944 by Little, Brown, and Company
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Kathy Chung
Jan 04, 2016 Kathy Chung rated it really liked it
to be read with an open mind. Some of the stories here follows the brilliant deduction of Sherlock Holmes mind and some are not as...hmm...what shall i call it....some are funny.

overall a good read. nice to look upon "old friend".
James Bojaciuk
Dec 03, 2014 James Bojaciuk rated it really liked it
An able collection assembled from all the bits and pieces of Sherlockana which existed before 1944.

This, then, is also the book's downfall. There were very few quality Sherlock Holmes pastiches before the 1970s: a fact the book makes clear, with its only four truly excellent stories. "But Our Hero was Not Dead" (here listed as "But He was Not Dead," and other either title what I consider one of the few first rate pastiches) by Manly Wade Wellman, "The Mary Queen of Scots Jewel" by William O. Ful
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Christiane
Dec 19, 2011 Christiane rated it really liked it
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I had to pay $5 to get this through ILL but for Sherlock Holmes fans this is a great read! Editor Ellery Queen collects a wide assortment of parodies, pastiches, and "unrecorded" cases from authors both obscure today and some who have remained very well known (A. Christie, M. Twain, O. Henry). Even for the widely read fan, there will be plenty of new material here. My favorite was the story “The Canterbury Cathedral Murder”, where the sleuth is “Shirley Holmes”, the Great Detective’s equally int ...more
Amia BooMaster
Jan 08, 2017 Amia BooMaster rated it it was amazing
Took my time reading this but very worth it. Contains many rare and obscure pastiches and parodies. Some emulate the originals so well they could be written by Doyle, others cleverly exaggerate for comedy. Others aren't Sherlock stories but stories that feature him in some way. Either way, amazing read.
Anna
Aug 31, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
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Delightful collection of non-Sherlockian stories. Fairly uneven; some were great, some just so-so.
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aka Barnaby Ross.

"Ellery Queen" was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age "fair play" mystery.

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