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The whole art of detection : lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, Lyndsay Faye

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The whole art of detection : lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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The whole art of detection
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lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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Lyndsay Faye
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eng
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Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction--from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891. Faye's best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. In "The Lowther Park Mystery," the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" brings Holmes's attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility
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  • /* Starred Review */ Edgar-finalist Faye, whose debut, Dust and Shadow (2009), was one of the better novel-length pastiches pitting Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper, presents pitch-perfect Watsonian narration in 13 of the 15 tales in this outstanding collection; the other two are told from Holmes’s perspective. The stories are divided into four chronological sections: the first predates the Holmes-Watson partnership; the second covers the period before Reichenbach; the third dates to after Holmes’ resurrection; and the fourth treats the pair’s later years sleuthing together. Most take Conan Doyle’s tantalizing references to untold tales as their starting point, as in “Notes Regarding the Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore,” which deals with a man who vanished after returning home to retrieve his umbrella. All impressively add psychological depth to the friendship, plausibly exploring personal dynamics in the wake of traumas such as the loss of Watson’s wife and Holmes’s apparent return from the dead, in a way that will resonate especially with fans of the BBC’s Sherlock. Agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/02/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 01, p)
  • Faye (Jane Steele), who first wrote about legendary sleuthing duo John Watson and Sherlock Holmes in her debut novel, Dust and Shadow, here collects 15 of her best Holmes-inspired stories. Spanning the breadth of the detective's celebrated career, these pieces find him rubbing shoulders with bogus beggars, avaricious offspring, jewel thieves, and all manner of scoundrels. Devoted fans might recognize many stories from previous publication in the Strand magazine, but "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" and "The Adventure of the Mad Baritone" are exciting new works. VERDICT Sherlockians will be delighted, as will Faye's many fans. A nice companion to The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, edited by Otto Penzler. [See Prepub Alert, 9/19/16; library marketing.] --Viccy Kemp (Reviewed 11/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 141, issue 18, p63)
  • /* Starred Review */ Seasoned Sherlock-ian Faye (Jane Steele, 2016, etc.) adds two new stories to 13 she's previously published to give a synoptic overview of the career of the famed consulting detective.Few fictional characters have been reimagined as freely as Sherlock Holmes. The iconic Victorian has been transported to Greece, India, Brazil, Tibet, Japan, and the American prairie, regressed back to his teens, turned into a woman, and played minor roles in a host of novels, including NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Mycroft Holmes. But rather than extracting Holmes from the reality of Victorian England, Faye returns the detective to his Baker Street flat and provides a steady stream of conundrums to feed his agile brain. Before him parades humanity in all its pride and pathos. A suspicious husband seeks to explain his wife's sudden aversion to her jewelry. A taxidermist suffers the loss of a precious gem. An engaged couple claim they can use electric currents to communicate with the dead. A deranged opera singer believes he's been kidnapped repeatedly from Hyde Park and returned to Covent Garden. The impressively varied puzzles not only provide the detective the chance to display his famed powers of deduction, but increasingly humanize Holmes by putting him more and more on the side of the angels, giving him the chance to free women from perilous unions and save innocents from deception and fraud. Faye also restores Watson to Holmes' side and allows the relationship between the detective and his biographer to mature and mellow without altering either man's essential character. It's refreshing to see Holmes be Holmes. Fans and neophytes alike should cheer Faye's reinvigoration of Conan Doyle's hero and his panoramic world.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2017)
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Faye, Lyndsay
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813/.6
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  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Watson, John H.
  • Murder
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lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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The whole art of detection : lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, Lyndsay Faye
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Includes bibliographic references (page [351]-352)
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Contents
  • The Lowther Park mystery
  • The return.
  • An empty house
  • The adventure of the memento Mori
  • Notes regarding the disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore
  • The adventure of the willow basket
  • The later years.
  • The adventure of the lightless maiden
  • The adventure of the Thames Tunnel
  • The adventure of the mad baritone
  • Before Baker Street.
  • Notes upon the Diadem Club affair
  • The case of Colonel Warburton's madness
  • The adventure of the magical menagerie
  • The adventure of the vintner's codex
  • The early years.
  • The adventure of the honest wife
  • The adventure of the beggar's feast
  • Memoranda upon the Gaskell blackmailing dilemma
Control code
1742434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780802125927
Lccn
2016037116
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780802125927
  • (OCoLC)951955920
Label
The whole art of detection : lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, Lyndsay Faye
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page [351]-352)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Lowther Park mystery
  • The return.
  • An empty house
  • The adventure of the memento Mori
  • Notes regarding the disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore
  • The adventure of the willow basket
  • The later years.
  • The adventure of the lightless maiden
  • The adventure of the Thames Tunnel
  • The adventure of the mad baritone
  • Before Baker Street.
  • Notes upon the Diadem Club affair
  • The case of Colonel Warburton's madness
  • The adventure of the magical menagerie
  • The adventure of the vintner's codex
  • The early years.
  • The adventure of the honest wife
  • The adventure of the beggar's feast
  • Memoranda upon the Gaskell blackmailing dilemma
Control code
1742434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780802125927
Lccn
2016037116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802125927
  • (OCoLC)951955920

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