Some of the stories in A Study in Sherlock retell a canonical tale from a different perspective, while others venture into the mythos that surrounds Holmes' life as described by Doyle--some even take on the rumor that he is still alive. Some dive wholeheartedly into Holmes' character, while others take inspiration from something as trivial as his hat; some are told in classic narrative, while others are illustrated, or written as blog posts. There's even a Twitter conversation.
A Study in Sherlock succeeds precisely because of this variety, and due credit should be given both to the editors who allowed such inspiration and to the authors who rose to the challenge. With contributions from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman and Jacqueline Winspear, A Study in Sherlock offers readers a healthy dose of well-crafted fiction that proves downright fun to read. If you weren't intrigued by Holmes before you read this, trust that you will be afterwards.
Thoughts from other bookworms:
A Walk With a Book
The Baker Street Journal
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