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By Loren D. Estleman

Authorized and certified by way of property of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

Award profitable writer Loren D. Estleman's Sherlock Holmes tales and essays gathered in a single quantity, together with "The Serpent's Egg," the outlet bankruptcy of a deliberate pastiche to be a "round-robin" novel by way of a number of authors together with Issac Asimov, Ruth Rendell, and others.

This wonderful publication additionally contains 3 formerly released essays, "Channeling Holmes," "On the importance of Boswells," and "Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?" that delve deeper into the bold global of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginitive brain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Collection Includes:

  • "The Serpent's Egg" released right here for the 1st time!
  • "Channeling Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
  • "The experience of the Arabian Knight" from Murder in Baker Street.
  • "The event of the 3 Ghosts" from Holmes for Holidays.
  • "The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys" from Murder, My expensive Watson.
  • "Dr. and Mrs. Watson at domestic: A Comedy in a single Unnatural Act" from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
  • "The event of the Coughing Dentist" from Sherlock Holmes in America.
  • "The event of the best present" from More Holmes for the Holidays.
  • "The satan and Sherlock Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
  • "On the importance of Boswell's" from Sherlock Holmes: the whole Novels and Stories.
  • "Was Sherlock Holmes the Shadow" from The Baker road Journal.

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