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  • Philip K Jones
    20 Oct

      My fellow Sherlockians:

       

      I have been collecting and writing about Sherlockian fiction (Pastiches, Parodies and Related Fiction) for more than 15 years.  As far as I know, my collection (over 8,000 items) is the largest there is.  My database lists more than 12,000 items and I have reviewed hundreds of pieces of Sherlockian fiction.  For many years I was convinced that there were only two pieces that were as good as any in the Canon: Gaiman's "Study in Emerald" and Sayers' Peter Wimsey crossover, "The Case of the Missing Kitten."  When David Marcum brought out the first of the "MX Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories…" series, I changed my mind.  In the first four volumes of that series, I found several more to add to the list of "tales as good as any in the Canon" and I look forward to more volumes to come.  Further, I found a number I would consider to be as good as or better than "the worst in the Canon."  Opinions in this area will differ from any one Sherlockian to any other, but I hope all of you will try these anthologies and find them as pleasant to read as I did.

      Sincerely:

       

      Philip K. Jones

      An Illdressed Vagabond

      pkenj@...

       

       

       

      From: SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@... [mailto:SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...]
      Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 6:05 AM
      To: SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...,
      Subject: Re: SHSI The best Pastiches ever

       

       


      I've read only the seven percent solution. However, I've read a "study
      in Emerald" which is also be Gaiman and a cross between the Cthulhu
      mythos and our detective.

      On Fri, Oct 20 2017, sumalsn wrote:

      > Dear Holmesians,
      >
      >
      > I suppose all of us have read our share of Sherlock Holmes pastiches
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      >
      > This is the list of Top 10 Sherlock Holmes pastiches according to Lyndsay Faye, who has written a Sherlock Holmes pastiche , "The Whole art of Detection"
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      >
      > Here goes the list,
      >
      >
      > The Seven Per Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer.
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      > 2. The Case of Death and Honey” by Neil Gaiman.
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      > 3. A Sherlockian Quartet by Rick Boyer.
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      > 4. The Doctor’s Case” by Stephen King
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      > 5. IQ by Joe Ide
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      >
      > 1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King.
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      >
      > 2. Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglass
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      >
      > 1. The Adventure of the Laughing Jarvey” by Stephen Fry.
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      > 2. The Final Solution by Michael Chabon.
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      > 3. Sherlock Holmes and the Muffin” by Dorothy B. Hughes.
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      >
      > Ho How many have you read?
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      >
      > Re Regards,
      > Su Sumalsn
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      >
      > Ho
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      >
      > Ho
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      >
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      >
      > 6.
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      Cordially,
      Noufal
      http://nibrahim.net.in

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