The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes
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The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes

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This long awaited volume finally brings to light several cases of the world's most renowned detective originally suppressed to avoid causing scandal and embarrassment to the Crown, to public figures, or to Sherlock Holmes himself. Now, finally, the truth is revealed about Holmes' exploits involving such figures as Ida Tarbell, Consuelo Vanderbilt, P.G. Wodehouse, and James...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published February 15th 1995 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1994)
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1) Sherlock Holmes; Steele, Frederic Dorr
2) The Recollections of Captain Wilkie; Doyle, Arthur Conan
3) The Original of Sherlock Holmes; Jones, Dr. Harold Emery
4) Mr. Sherlock Holmes; Bell, Dr. Joseph
5) The Singular Adventure of the Unexpected Doorscraper; Grahame, Kenneth
6) The Adventure of the Two Collaborators; Barrie, James M.
7) The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud; Bangs, John Kendrick
8) The Umbrosa Burglary; Lehmann, R.C.
9) A La Sherlock Holmes; Loomis, Charles
10) The Sign of the "400"; Mu...more
Jennifer Petkus
It’s hard to relate how much I enjoyed The Game is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Marvin Kaye. This 1994 anthology is packed with Holmes pastiches and analyses that I have to imagine was well received when it was released in the early days of the world wide web.

Back in those stone tablet days, it might be difficult, unless you were a Baker Street Irregular or belonged to a scion society or subscribed to the Baker Street Journal, to find all the obscure pa...more
This is fascinating book. I stumbled across this book not really knowing what it was. However as soon as I picked it up and read the back I knew I had found something different. This book is a collection of, as the title says "parodies, pastiches and pondering" but what it really means are, facts and comments as well as works of fiction by and about Conan Doyle and his creation Sherlock Holmes.
The book takes you on a varied route through the life and times of both the author and the character al...more
I am, admittedly, a geek. I have quite a few geek tendencies buried within. Some people see more of them than others. This book, however, make me feel even geekier than I actually am. And here's the secret - I loved every minute of it! I have read all of Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes stories and enjoyed them. I'm absolutely in love with the new BBC series. I do not know all the detailed trivia and don't catch every reference in popular culture but I have probably a greater interest than some. Read...more
Amy Craddock
A couple of bizarre stories but the one by Basil Rathbone is worth the price of the book!
a collection of stories and remakes of old sherlock holmes stories.
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MARVIN KAYE is the author of sixteen novels, including his Dickensian pastiche, The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge, now optioned to be made into a feature film, and his just-completed sequel to Frankenstein, as well as the terrifying Fantastique and Ghosts of Night and Morning; the SF cult classics, The Incredible Umbrella and (coauthored with Parke Godwin) The Masters of Solitude, and the cri...more
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