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Free eBook My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective download ISBN: 0312325959
Author: Michael Kurland
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First edition (January 22, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 384
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
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My Sherlock Holmes book.

My Sherlock Holmes book. But do Watson's tales really tell the true story of the Great Detective? In this collection of thirteen original tales, each narrated by a side character from the original canon, another side of the legend is revealed. From what Inspector Lestrade real For over a century, readers have thrilled to the exploits of Sherlock Holmes as told from the point of view of Dr. Watson. But do Watson's tales really tell the true story of the Great Detective?

These short stories told about Sherlock Holmes form the perspective of others are, in general, slow and .

These short stories told about Sherlock Holmes form the perspective of others are, in general, slow and plodding. They have also been included in several other collections. The only one I sort of liked was the one by Michael Kurland. 11. "The Riddle of the Young Protestor" by Michael Mallory is a & story where the 2nd Mrs. Watson is the protagonist and Holmes is almost the spectator, in an adventure concerning the fabled treasure of the Duke of Monmouth.

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With stories from Barbara Hambly, Cara Black, Peter Tremayne, and Michael Kurland, among others, My Sherlock Holmes is a unique and compelling entry into the literature of the world's most famous detective. For over a century, readers have thrilled to the exploits of Sherlock Holmes through the tales narrated by his sidekick and official chronicler, Dr. John Watson. But do Dr. Watson's tales really tell the true story of the great detective?

Find sources: "Michael Kurland" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR . Kurland's early career was devoted to works of science fiction. My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective (2003). Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004).

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Untold Stories of the Great Detective.

Untold Stories of the Great Detective. Michael Kurland is the author of nearly forty books, including both nonfiction (How to Solve a Murder) and fiction (The Great Game), though he is perhaps best known for his novels and stories featuring Professor James Moriarty. 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.

Book Description For over a century, readers have thrilled to the exploits of Sherlock Holmes as told from the .

Book Description For over a century, readers have thrilled to the exploits of Sherlock Holmes as told from the point of view of Dr.

From the imaginations of Barbara Hambly, Cara Black, Peter Tremayne, Richard Lupoff, and Michael Kurland, among others, another side of the famous fictional detective is finally revealed.

Kurland (My Sherlock Holmes) scores again in this lively all-original anthology chronicling the "Great Hiatus .

Kurland (My Sherlock Holmes) scores again in this lively all-original anthology chronicling the "Great Hiatus," that period when Sherlock Holmes was believed dead following a tumble into Reichenbach Falls with archfiend Professor Moriarty. In Peter Beagle's engaging "Mr. Sigerson," the best of several tales featuring Holmes under his Sigerson alias, Holmes investigates a case of marital infidelity and fraud. Twice a finalist for the Edgar Award, he lives in Petaluma, California.

For over a century, readers have thrilled to the exploits of Sherlock Holmes as told from the point of view of Dr. Watson. But do Watson's tales really tell the true story of the Great Detective? In this collection of thirteen original tales, each narrated by a side character from the original canon, another side of the legend is revealed. From what Inspector Lestrade really thought about Holmes to Holmes' untold encounter with the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, from the bitter reminiscences of C. Auguste Dupin to the thoughts of his long-term landlady, Mrs. Hudson, the long-standing veil of mystery over Sherlock Holmes is finally lifted.

From the imaginations of Barbara Hambly, Cara Black, Peter Tremayne, Richard Lupoff, and Michael Kurland, among others, another side of the famous fictional detective is finally revealed.

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BOND
"My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective" has been a Michael Kurland-special, so to say. Like his Professor Moriarty series, this book contains adventures truly and properly enshrined within the world of Sherlock Holmes, and yet are different in the sense that the protagonists are people whom we get to see only fleetingly in the `canon'. A brief description of the stories may be given as under:

1. "The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier" by Richard Lupoff, involves Auguste Dupin, a rather disreputable Sherlock Holmes, and the Maltese Falcon (although unnamed).

2. "The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk" by Barbara Hambly is about the adventures of the 1st Mrs. Watson in Whitechapel (?!) in the year after that of the Ripper. This story also states that Mrs. Martha Hudson was the lover of Sherlock Holmes!

3. "The Adventure of the Forgotten Umbrella" by Mel Gilden presents the mentioned but never recounted (in the canon) adventure concerning James Phillimore.

4. "Call me Wiggins" by Norman Schreiber is the only case of detection attempted at (and succeded in) by the Baker Street Irregular Wiggins, involving Lewis Carroll and the Liddell family.

5. "Mycroft's Great Game" by Gary Lovisi presents both "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House" from Mycroft Holmes' perspective, with the additional twist that makes these stories so special.

6. "The Witch of Greenwich" by Gerard Dole recounts a rather sensational adventure shared by Billy, the page boy, with Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Gregson and a detective from across the channel, about the black death and `sorcery'.

7. "Years Ago and in a Different Place" by Michael Kurland tells us about the tragedy that led to the sharp divergence of path, between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, explaining Holmes' misogyny as well.

8. "Mrs. Hudson Reminiscences" by Linda Robertson presents the `could-have-happened' realistic account of the adventures of Mrs. Hudson and how Holmes played the role of the knight in shining armour in it.

9. "Cabaret Aux Assassins" by Cara Black is a melodramatized and over-romantic story depicting the events and conspiracies leading to the one-night "an affair to remember" between Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes, with the consequences.

10. "A Study in Orange" by Peter Tremayne is a rich account of the failure of Sherlock Holmes at the hands of Colonel Sebastian Moron and how it effected the course of the Irish history.

11. "The Riddle of the Young Protestor" by Michael Mallory is a `singular' story where the 2nd Mrs. Watson is the protagonist and Holmes is almost the spectator, in an adventure concerning the fabled treasure of the Duke of Monmouth.

12. "The Adventure of the Celestial Snows" by George Alec Effinger is a Wold-Newton delight in the sense that it brings together Sherlock Holmes and Fu-Manchu, through Reginald Musgrave.

13. "And the Others" by C. D. Ewing is the only light-hearted attempt in this anthology as it presents Sherlock Holmes from the perspectives of Inspector Lestrade, King of Bohemia, Stamford (with an astonishing twist to the historic encounter that took place at "Bart's" between Holmes and Watson), Conan Doyle and James Mortimer.

All in all, this anthology is a veritable feast for Sherlock Holmes aficionados, esp. for those who won't be affronted by being presented with the master's image drawn from unusual angles. Highly recommended!
Lestony
These short stories told about Sherlock Holmes form the perspective of others are, in general, slow and plodding. They have also been included in several other collections. The only one I sort of liked was the one by Michael Kurland. How did Kurland's Holmes and Moriarity become alienate. It is one of Kurland's weakest stories, although the thought of Holmes first love dumping him for another woman is kind of amusing.
Voodoolkree
I enjoyed this book very much, although some of the stories were shakey. I was pleased to note that I have shared magazine space with one author, Michael Mallory, author of the Amelia Watson series which ran in Murderous Intent Magazine, which also published my gallows-humor poem "He Escaped". One often wonders just what others thought of Holmes when Mrs. Hudson is always described as "long-suffering" and Lestrade and Co. as "The best of a bad lot." Then there was Watson's wives, who surely must have been the world's most understanding women. And Irene "The Woman" Adler-Norton: Did she really consider Holmes "The Man" or just another "fool man"? Great stuff, guys and gals! Four Sherlock stars! And Mr. Mallory, I really must find me a copy of your book "The Adventures of the Second Mrs. Watson". I read all the ones in my subscription to Murderous Intent with relish! Quoth the Raven...
anneli
Very good stories, with a wide range of views on Holmes.
olgasmile
I had high hopes for this title. If they were not fulfilled, neither were they completely dashed. Several of the stories were quite good.

In particular, I would recommend the excellent "The Riddle of the Young Protestor" by Michael Mallory. I can't wait to read more these charming 'second Mrs. Watson' stories. It was pitch-perfect.

I did NOT like "Cabaret Aux Assassins." It felt as though Sherlock Holmes was just tacked on to a suddenly-French-spy Irene Adler story. Although the 'flashback' telling was smart, the idea of a child for the two of them was not original, and the handling of their affair felt 'phoned in' to me, and not handled with any real respect for the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Avoid!

"Mrs. Hudson Reminiscences" was a cozy, enjoyable tale told with a great 'voice' for Mrs. Hudson.

"The Adventure of the Forgotten Umbrella" was clever and fun, a great read. It tells the story of an 'unsolved' mystery mentioned in the Holmes stories.

"And the Others" was funny, featuring quotes from people who knew Holmes (and didn't think much of him), newspaper style. The psychologist-type fellow at the end was outrageously funny, with the "I shall say no more" prim insinuation he made about Mr. Holmes shooting Queen Victoria's initials in his wall.

"The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier" was a fun story of Poe's detective Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. It was creepy and biazzre, and Holmes was *not* the hero, but somehow it worked.

"The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk" made me laugh. Sherlock Holmes... and Mrs. Hudson?! I recently read another theory online that linked Watson and Mrs. Hudson. I suppose people want to rope every Holmes character into relationships these days, but I find it silly. Otherwise, the story was okay, but not what I would have expected from a superb author like Barbara Hambly.

"Call me Wiggins" was pretty good, and "Mycroft's Great Game" was okay, although its ending did not quite hold up to its amazing beginning, in my opinion.

The other stories held nothing memorable for me. I would not recommend buying this book, but by all means borrow it from the library, if only to read "The Riddle of the Young Protestor."