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

In a sensational follow-up to Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle 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 frien In a sensational follow-up to Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, a brand-new anthology of s...

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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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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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

  • Sheila
    Mar 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

  • Robin
    Jan 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

    A good collection of Holmes based stories. ...

  • Susan
    Jan 14, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

  • MJ
    Mar 05, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

    A good collection of Holmes based stories. ...

    A varied collection of stories, running the gamut from actual Holmes to "inspired by" in very, very different ways. A few were 4-5 star, but most were just interesting. ...

    Oh wow! I had no idea the above editors have produced these! This was the 4th compilation and I'm off to look for the first 3. All of the stories were excellent, some outstanding. ...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

  • Elisabeth Hayden
    Dec 19, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

    A good collection of Holmes based stories. ...

    A varied collection of stories, running the gamut from actual Holmes to "inspired by" in very, very different ways. A few were 4-5 star, but most were just interesting. ...

    Oh wow! I had no idea the above editors have produced these! This was the 4th compilation and I'm off to look for the first 3. All of the stories were excellent, some outstanding. ...

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

    Outstanding. ...

  • Hilary
    Mar 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

    A good collection of Holmes based stories. ...

    A varied collection of stories, running the gamut from actual Holmes to "inspired by" in very, very different ways. A few were 4-5 star, but most were just interesting. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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, ...

  • Ellen
    Jan 29, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

  • Melissa
    Jan 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

    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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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 (...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

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

    I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read. ...

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

    An enjoyable collection of stories. I really liked some more than others but none were bad. ...

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

    A good collection of Holmes based stories. ...

    A varied collection of stories, running the gamut from actual Holmes to "inspired by" in very, very different ways. A few were 4-5 star, but most were just interesting. ...

    Oh wow! I had no idea the above editors have produced these! This was the 4th compilation and I'm off to look for the first 3. All of the stories were excellent, some outstanding. ...

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

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

  • David Riester
    Feb 04, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

    Not enough Laurie in the book. ...

    Short stories ...

  • Tim Zweber
    Apr 05, 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...

    Very enjoyable. ...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    Very good collection of short stories. There was only one I didn't care for. I will be checking out a couple of the authors that I wasn't familiar with. ...

    3.5 stars In the beginning I wasn't even sure I'd finish this book because I just wasn't that interested in the first few stories. I'm glad I did though, as I found a handful very enjoyable. ...

    I love collections of short stories around a theme. I also love Sherlock Holmes so this book was perfect. ...

  • 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 ...