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The Ghosts in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes once declared: "This world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply." And when Dr. Mortimer asked if the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles was not of interest, Holmes said only: "To a collector of fairy-tales." And yet Conan Doyle, fascinated by psychic phenomena his entire life, and author of many horror and supernatural stories, did give Holmes a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 9th 2006 by Running Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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With any collection of short stories, there are going to be those that you love and those that you think are real stinkers. "The Ghosts in Baker Street" is no exception.

Among the standouts are "Death in the East End" by Colin Bruce and "The Coole Park Problem" by Micheal & Clare Breathnach.

As a whole the collection is just so-so. Those two stories though make the book worth the effort.

I have reviewed each of the stories separately in the Baker Street Irregulars GR discussion group (https://w
I went into this one expected it to be horror meets Sherlock Holmes. And while sometimes that was the case (The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and Death in the East End were very scary) others were less so. but overall, the characterization was great (some really nice witty banter between Holmes and Watson) and the plots and mysteries were engaging. Might be kind of tame for a horror buff, but is a pretty good read for a Holmesian.
I read this in one sitting. ALL the stories were VERY good. Some were EXCELLENT. Selden's Tale (Daniel Stashower, I think?) was TERRIFIC. I would certainly recommend this to a fan of Holmes. Not a cringe in the bunch - which is saying something, in the great world of Holmes pastiche.
Cathrine Bonham
A very nice collection of Holmes mysteries and three essays. All of the short stories have a super natural twist but stay true to Holmes insistance that "No Ghosts need apply." The Three essays are fairly readable though if you have better things to do you really aren't missing much.
Riju Ganguly
OK, but the same bunch of writers repeating themselves in their vain attempt of mimicking the awesome voice of Sir Arthur is getting tiresome.
I enjoyed the diversity of stories the different authors contributed to the book.
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