Sunday, December 30, 2007

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Martin H. Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh

As far as Sherlock Holmes anthologies goes, this one is not good. It starts fine, and ends fine, it is just all the stories in the middle that aren't very good, and several are subpar.

As a centennial celebration I am sure some people getting this would be disappointed in several of the stories for not being faithful at all to the style.


New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 01 The Infernal Machine - John Lutz
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 02 The Final Toast - Stuart M. Kaminsky
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 03 The Phantom Chamber - Gary Alan Ruse
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 04 The Return of the Speckled Band - Edward D. Hoch
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 05 The Adventure of the Unique Holmes - Jon L. Breen
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 06 Sherlock Holmes and The Woman - Michael Harrison
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 07 The Shadows on the Lawn - Barry Jones
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 08 The Adventure of the Gowanus Abduction - Joyce Harrington
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 09 Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home - Loren D. Estleman
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 10 The Two Footmen - Michael Gilbert
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 11 Sherlock Holmes and the Muffin - Dorothy B. Hughes
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 12 The Curious Computer - Peter Lovesey
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 13 The Adventure of the Persistent Marksman - Lillian de la Torre
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 14 The House That Jack Built - Edward Wellen
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : 15 The Doctor's Case - Stephen King


Conspiracy and murder surrounding a new Gatling gun.

3.5 out of 5


Execution method changing, and a trap for Holmes.

3.5 out of 5


Relatives and ghost scams.

2.5 out of 5


Stoke Moran serpentess is a black widow.

3.5 out of 5


Acting for the Great Detective.

2.5 out of 5


Who was that Irene Adler?

2.5 out of 5


Death impersonation, and for a sick boy.

3 out of 5


Ancestral Adler adventures.

3 out of 5


Domestic farce.

1.5 out of 5


Servant villains.

2.5 out of 5


A charismatic intelligent young servant, some jewellery, and a passel of young ruffians.

3.5 out of 5


Strippers and police machine intelligence.

3 out of 5


Any shot will do, to get rid of him. If you are dodgy, don't invite Sherlock over, either.

3 out of 5


A mental battle for Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty and Riddler style.

3.5 out of 5


Watson works one out ahead of the master, but they have to decide what to do with the criminals.

3.5 out of 5




2.5 out of 5

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