For the sake of the game : stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon
King, Laurie R., editor.

For the sake of the game : stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon

King, Laurie R., editor.


Publication Information
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.

Physical Description
264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Dr. Watson's song / by Peter S. Beagle -- The adventure of the Abu Qir sapphire / F. Paul Wilson -- The walk-in / by Harley Jane Kozak -- The case of the missing case / by Alan Gordon -- Sherlocked / by Rhys Bowen -- A study in absence / by Reed Farrel Coleman -- The adventure of the six Sherlocks / by Toni L. P. Kelner -- The case of the naked butterfly / by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello -- Bottom line / by D. P. Lyle -- Buy a bullet / by Gregg Hurwitz -- The girl in the key of c / by Weston Ochse -- The ghost of the lake / by Jamie Freveletti -- Tough guy ballet / by Duane Swierczynksi -- Hounded / by Zoë Sharp.

For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: ask some of the world's greatest writers--regardless of genre--to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. The results are surprising and joyous. Some tales are pastiches, featuring the recognizable figures of Holmes and Watson; others step away in time or place to describe characters and stories influenced by the Holmes world. Some of the authors spin whimsical tales of fancy; others tell hard-core thrillers or puzzling mysteries. One beloved author writes a song; two others craft a melancholy graphic tale of insectoid analysis. This is not a volume for readers who crave a steady diet of stories about Holmes and Watson on Baker Street. Rather, it is for the generations of readers who were themselves inspired by the classic tales, and who are prepared to let their imaginations roam freely.

Personal Subject
Holmes, Sherlock-Fiction.
Watson, John H., (Fictitious character)-Fiction.

Subject Term
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Short stories, American.
Short stories, English.

Short stories

Added Author
King, Laurie R.,
Klinger, Leslie S,
container of (work) Beagle, Peter S. Dr. Watson's song.
container of (work) Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul). Adventure of the Abu Qir sapphire.
container of (work) Kozak, Harley Jane, 1957- Walk-in.
container of (work) Gordon, Alan (Alan R.). Case of the missing case.
container of (work) Bowen, Rhys. Sherlocked.
container of (work) Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-. Study in absence.
container of (work) Kelner, Toni L. P. Adventure of the six Sherlocks.
container of (work) Kotzwinkle, William. Case of the naked butterfly.
container of (work) Lyle, D. P. Bottom line.
container of (work) Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew. Buy a bullet.
container of (work) Ochse, Weston. Girl in the key of C.
container of (work) Freveletti, Jamie. Ghost of the lake.
container of (work) Swierczynksi, Duane. Tough guy ballet.
container of (work) Sharp, Zoe, 1966-. Hounded.
inspired by (work) Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


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