For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

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 For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors La...

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Title:For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
Author:Laurie R. King
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon Reviews

  • Sarah
    Dec 30, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

  • Amy
    Dec 13, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

  • Kristen
    Apr 11, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 02, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs. ...

    Interesting, but uneven. Some stories were good, but some were weird. ...

    Outstanding. ...

    Great collection of short stories based on Holmes. ...

  • Patrick SG
    Jan 15, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

  • Betsy
    Apr 15, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

  • Kim
    May 18, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

  • Jan (the Gryphon)
    Feb 28, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

  • Linda Baker
    Jan 01, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

  • Patrick Ewing
    Dec 31, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs. ...

    Interesting, but uneven. Some stories were good, but some were weird. ...

    Outstanding. ...

  • Kelly
    Jan 18, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

  • Ray Palen
    Dec 12, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

  • Mary Garrett
    Mar 24, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 01, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

  • Marlene
    Dec 16, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

  • Julia
    Jun 16, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

  • Jan
    Jan 03, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

  • Mariah
    May 23, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs. ...

    Interesting, but uneven. Some stories were good, but some were weird. ...

    Outstanding. ...

    Great collection of short stories based on Holmes. ...

    For any fan of Sherlock Holmes this is a must read as a fan of Laurie R. King and Peter S. Beagle the stories are alluring and fantastic. ...

  • Ellen Little
    Mar 19, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs. ...

    Interesting, but uneven. Some stories were good, but some were weird. ...

  • Lindsey
    Jan 24, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

  • Patrick Book
    Jun 28, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

  • Wendy Hellwig
    Dec 27, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

    A very enjoyable book! The only story I didn?t finish in it was ?Buy a Gun? so I can?t speak to that one. The others were very reminiscent of Doyle?s original stories and it was great fun to read stories that his had inspired! ...

    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com. ...

    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc. ...

    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs. ...

  • Michael Brown
    Apr 26, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

  • Melissa
    Jan 30, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

  • Kathy
    Jul 10, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

  • Kate
    Feb 18, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

  • Susan
    May 26, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

    Good stories for the most part, especially most of the female authors. It was fairly easy to pinpoint the old, white guys through their sexist and stilted writing. Dear male authors, Rape is not a plot device. Sincerely, Humanity ...

    I generally loathe all attempts to reboot/repurpose/modernize/etc the Holmes character, but there was some genuinely interesting material in here. There were also some loathsome attempts to make him more modern/edgy/sci-fi that were simply inexcusable. ...

    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy! ...

    Nor really a series although King has help edit 3 other collections of short stories on Holmes so maybe 'series' is appropriate. Nice fun tales with some suspense, some humor and some paranormal touches. A song and a cartoon selection make this a strange little anthology but a fun rea...

    I'm giving this a 3 because some of the stories were a 5 and some were a 0. This is a collection of stories from a variety of authors. Most were outstanding a few I couldn't read at all. So I would suggest it as a good book, but don't feel compelled to read every story. ...

  • BrkrDave
    Feb 09, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

  • Cindy Ladensack
    Jun 21, 2019

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...

    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Frevelett...

    This is a mixed bag of stories inspired in some way by Sherlock Holmes. Several of them were paranormal which I didn't appreciate. There was also one which was graphic novel style with bugs representing Holmes and the criminal. The stories that I did like were "The Case of the Missin...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    Another great anthology of Holmes-inspired stories from a number of well-known authors. I absolutely loved this collection! ...

    What a cool concept - get a bunch of different writers to write a short story based on Sherlock Holmes and put them together into a book. Neat to see how different each story was and the cool takes on Sherlock Holmes. I thought most of the stories (there was a few I skipped) were gre...

    This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some were more like fan fiction and others just inspired by the genre. I enjoyed the fan fiction stories better than most of the others. A few of the stories were a little painful to get through. My favorite st...

    With a few exceptions, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories inspired by Sherlock. The stories were divided between the accurate historical setting and a contemporary re-imagining. And surprisingly, I enjoyed either equally. The stories that stood out for me were: Hounded (...

    Enjoyed the stories in this book, representing a rage of writers and artists, all inspired by Sherlock Holmes. Some of the stories are straight Holmes pastiches - either set in Victorian time or more modern eras. But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his method...

    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butte...

    I love a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but these are just poor stories relying on a great name like Sherlock Holmes. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle read this book, he like me, would quit in the middle. Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading the book. If lines like...I wen...

    This was a fairly entertaining collection of Sherlock inspired tales, 14 of them in all with almost a dozen of the authors I have not read previously - a good way to sample their writing. I liked the final, short "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp quite a bit so I am going to try one of her books ...

    I enjoyed the variety of stories, inspired by but not limited by Sherlock Holmes, and I wonder what Doyle would have thought of the ongoing interest in and reinterpretation of his works. I have some favorites, but found them all thought-provoking. I read a story or two at a time, spaci...

    Anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. About half of the stories actually have Holmes as a character. The graphic story picturing Holmes as a preying mantis was rather fun. Some of the stories are borderline SF. Every one is at least a sem...

    These stories are very strange. The strangest is The Case of the Naked Butterfly, where all the characters are bugs. I'm sorry that my favorite mystery author LRK didn't contribute a story. I wanted to read this because she put an excerpt of the one by Harley Jane Kozak on her website....

    These stories were a little uneven for me. While I do enjoy a modern take on Holmes, I found the more ?gritty? stories not to my liking. Maybe I?m just old-school, but I need my Holmes to bring an aura of gentility and clever cunning, rather than pack a 9mm.... ...

  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Dec 26, 2018

    Originally published at Reading Reality Welcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, ...

    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for ...