Sherlock Holmes

The American Years
(Book - 2010)
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A compelling volume of original tales concerning Sherlock Holmes' legendary time in America With an introduction by Leslie S. Klinger, editor and compiler of all three volumes of the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, this collection of ten original stories brings light to one of the least examined periods in the life of the great detective-his time in the former colonies, the United States. This Holmes is a youthful one-a young man not yet set upon his course in life and in his famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street. In Richard Lupoff 's "Inga Sigerson Weds," he's come to America to represent the family at his sister's wedding. In "My Silk Umbrella," Mark Twain narrates his fateful encounter with Holmes at a baseball game in Hartford, Connecticut; Steve Hockensmith narrates the meeting of the young William Gillette and the object of his later, most famous turn upon the stage; and Peter Tremayne reveals the intersection of Holmes and the Irish in the 19th century American midwestern landscape. With further stories by Marta Randall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, and others, the legend, the mythology and even the history of the world's greatestdetective is further enhanced by these charming, clever and mystifying tales.
Title: Sherlock Holmes
the American years
Published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 347 p. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Leslie S. Klinger
tIntroduction / by Michael Kurland
Inga Sigerson weds / by Richard A. Lupoff
My silk umbrella : a Mark Twain story / by Darryl Brock
The old senator / by Steve Hockensmith
The American adventure / by Gary Lovisi
The sacred white elephant of Mandalay / by Michael Mallory
The curse of Edwin Booth / by Carole Buggé
The case of the reluctant assassin / by Peter Tremayne
Cutitng for sign / by Rhys Bowen
The English señor / by Marta Randall
The stagecoach detective : a tale of the golden West / by Linda Robertson.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Kurland, Michael
ISBN: 9780312378462
Branch Call Number: F SHE
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Michael Kurland
Subject Headings: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Fiction. Private investigators Fiction. English United States Fiction. Detective and mystery stories, English. Detective and mystery stories, American.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
LCCN: 2009039821
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