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Encounters of Sherlock Holmes


If you enjoy any incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s intrepid detective and his various exploits, you will enjoy ‘Encounters,’ a collection of tales about the quirky Sherlock.

The writing of each story is unique and yet the overarching tone of Doyle’s Sherlock remains intact. From his rapid violin playing to his overly quick wit.
Each story contains all the traits of the original Sherlock Holmes we know and love, but the writing is much more modern. More in line with the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

I was particularly fond of ‘The Post-Modern Prometheus’ by Nick Kyme. This story tells the tale of an encounter between Victor Frankenstein, his monster, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Sherlock and Watson. It is fantastical and full of adventure.

This volume offers stories from authors: Mark Hodder, Mags L. Halliday, Cavan Scott, Nick Kyme, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Stuart Douglas, Eric Brown, Richard Dinnick, Kelly Hale, Stevie Lockley, Mark Wright, David Barnett and James Lovegrove.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it to both avid fans and mere admirers of Sherlock Holmes.

2 responses to “Read this:”

  1. What makes it more modern? Is it the language? the setting? Curious. Loved reading Sherlock Holmes in school.


    1. It’s definitely the settings. One of the stories involves alien invasion. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was very methodical in writing situations that Sherlock would find himself in.


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