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Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies
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Nov 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, crime
Read in November, 2010

A great selection of new Sherlock Holmes stories.

Considering the variety of authors, this selection forms a remarkably cohesive set stylistically. It is very faithful to Arthur Conan Doyle's original writings, and, for the most part, provides entirely plausible (and rather clever) additions to the lives and adventures of Holmes and Watson. There are a number of references to the original stories which help contextualise the characters and adventures in a pleasing way.

There are occasions when, in my opinion, the plots stray slightly too far into speculation -- the last story, concerning Moriarty's identity and demise, is a particular example. However, they are still very interesting and worthwhile reads; and the speculation can actually be very stimulating if you don't mind sacrificing a little authenticity!

Highly recommended to Holmes fans. Naturally though, I would always recommend that new Holmes readers start out with the original stories before reading this book.

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