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Sherlock Holmes: the Hidden Years

Sherlock Holmes: the Hidden Years

Harriet Klausner

Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years

Michael Kurland

St. Martin’s

ISBN: 0312315139 $24.95

Michael Kurland must be the reincarnation of Dr. John Watson with his powerful exciting Sherlock Holmes chronicles with the Moriarty twist. This time around he edits a terrific anthology from a who’s who including many contributors who have written Baker St. stories. This time Mr. Kurland has his thirty-five writers (including himself) concentrate on the lost years, 1891 – 1894 when Holmes was thought dead having fallen over the edge of Reichenbach Falls while fighting with Moriarty. Each tale is terrific so that more than just the Baker Street Irregulars will appreciate this compilation. Surprisingly some of the stories have Holmes in a back seat as others take the lead or explain away what really occurred at the Falls. Mr. Kurland, whose Moriarty tales are some of the best around, insures top quality that will have fans of the great detective taking the plunge.

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