Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years

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Michael Kurland
Macmillan, Nov 5, 2004 - Fiction - 388 pages
2 Reviews
In 1891, Sherlock Holmes in a struggle with his arch-enemy, the Napoleon of Crime, Professor James Moriarty, plunged with him over the Reichenbach Falls to his inevitable death. All of England - indeed the entire world - mourned the irreplaceable loss of the world's greatest detective. And that's where things stood until 1894 when Holmes suddenly reappeared in London, revealing himself to his friend Dr. John Watson, and resumed his activities as a consulting detective. Holmes remained very quiet and mysterious on those missing three years, never really revealing precisely where he'd been and what he'd done in the 'hidden years."

Now, in this anthology of original stories the truth about those thirty-five months is unveiled and Holmes' adventures described. While some stories place Holmes in such familiar locations as New York and San Francisco, others find him high in the Himalayas or above the Arctic Circle. With stories from such writers as Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, Carolyn Wheat, Michael Collins and many others, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years is a must-have book for every fan who has every wondered about the untold adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

OK, nothing that stands out or is a must read. Sherlock in weird circumstances and random places. In an era where travel was slow and difficult, he certainly got around, Read full review

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User Review  - be516 - LibraryThing

A seris of short stories most of which are only fair because the authors have placed Holmes in situations which are sometime a bit bizzare. Perhaps because Doyle was purposefully so inspecific about Holmes' life during the hiatus. For an aficianado of the Canon it's a fair read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Michael Kurland is the author of nearly forty books, including both non-fiction and fiction, though he is perhaps best known for his novels and stories featuring Professor James Moriarty. He is the editor of the anthology My Sherlock Holmes and his novels A Plague of Spies and The Infernal Device were finalists for the Edgar Award. Born and raised in New York City, he lives in Petaluma, California.

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