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

Laurie R. King / Jun 26, 2019

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 G

  • Title: For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
  • Author: Laurie R. King
  • ISBN: 1681778793
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 friends in a variety of eras and forms King and Klinger have a simple formula ask some of the world s greatest writers regardless of genre to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.

    The results are surprising and joyous Some tales are pastiches, featuring the recognizable figures of Holmes and Watson others step away in time or place to describe characters and stories influenced by the Holmes world Some of the authors spin whimsical tales of fancy others tell hard core thrillers or puzzling mysteries One beloved author writes a song two others craft a melancholy graphic tale of insectoid analysis.

    This is not a volume for readers who crave a steady diet of stories about Holmes and Watson on Baker Street Rather, it is for the generations of readers who were themselves inspired by the classic tales, and who are prepared to let their imaginations roam freely.

    Featuring Stories by Peter S Beagle, Rhys Bowen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L P Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D P Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F Paul Wilson.

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    Lists with This Book What We ve Read So Far in 2019 613 books 140 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 16, 2018 Marlene rated it really liked it Originally published at Reading RealityWelcome 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, A Study In Sherlock, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and Echoes of Sherlock Holmes.The stories in all of these collections were inspired by Holmes, one way or another, and are commissioned for the collections And li Originally published at Reading RealityWelcome 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, A Study In Sherlock, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and Echoes of Sherlock Holmes.The stories in all of these collections were inspired by Holmes, one way or another, and are commissioned for the collections And like all collections, they are a bit of a mixed bag The game, however, is definitely afoot, both in stories that feel like they could be part of the original canon, and in stories that take their inspiration from the Great Detective without necessarily featuring him in either his Victorian guise or a contemporary one.I have several favorites in this year s collection, one each to reflect the different aspects of Holmesiana that are represented here.My favorite story in the manner of the master himself The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon It takes place before the canon begins, when Mycroft is still working his way up the government ladder, and Sherlock, in his very early 20s, has not yet taken up rooms with Watson And is not yet quite as sure of himself and his methods as he will later become It actually fits quite nicely into the period between the excellent Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Anna Whitehouse, and the beginning of the official canon A Study in Scarlet.In this story we see a very young Sherlock justifying his continuing presence in London to the consternation of his parents and the absolute chagrin of brother Mycroft by solving the case of a missing violinist and saving his brother s life This story also provides a rather lovely explanation for Sherlock s acquisition of his famous Stradivarius.This collection has relatively few Holmesian stories set in the Victorian era Most are either modern variations of Holmes or modern detectives, whether amateur or professional, who use Holmes methods.Of the contemporary Holmes stories, I can t decide between Hounded by Zoe Sharp and The Ghost of the Lake by Jamie Freveletti They are such completely different versions of the 21st century Holmes that choosing between them is impossible.Hounded by Zoe Sharp is so much fun because it is a contemporary reworking of The Hound of the Baskervilles It shows just how timeless the canon can be, by transplanting from the 19th century to the 21st and still making it all, including the ghostly hound, work.The Ghost of the Lake, on the other hand, is a 21st century version of Holmes that owes a lot to both Elementary and Sherlock without feeling like an imitation of either In this story, Sherlock Holmes is a 21st century operative for a secret British government department who has come to Chicago to prevent the kidnapping of an American national security specialist who has plenty of tricks up her own sleeve and who is every bit Holmes equal in every way.I liked, not only the portrayal of Holmes in this story, but also the character of Dr Hester Regine And I loved the trip down memory lane to Chicago, my favorite of all of the places that we have lived.Last but not least, the story that took the phrase inspired by Sherlock Holmes to new heights And depths And several places in between That would be The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks by Toni L.P Kelner This story both spoofs the love of Holmes and celebrates it at the same time, as its amateur detectives find themselves using Sherlock Holmes own methods to investigate a murder at a convention of Sherlock Holmes fans.The story reminds me a bit of Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb, where an author is murdered at a science fiction convention but if Six Sherlocks uses that book as a springboard, it s a very light spring.Even the idea of a cooking show featuring actors portraying Holmes and Watson is hilarious But when someone murders Holmes at the Sherlock Holmes convention, there are too many pretend Sherlocks and nearly not enough real ones to crack the case This one is a light and fun send up of fan conventions in general and Sherlock Holmes mania in particular as well as being a cute mystery.Escape Rating B Overall I enjoyed this collection There were a couple of stories that just weren t quite my cuppa, and one or two where it felt like they were a bit too far off the Holmesian tangent to be in this collection.I read it in a day, finding myself getting so caught up in each story that I almost finished before I knew it If you like Holmes or Holmes like or Holmes lite stories, this collection is every bit as much of a treat as its predecessors.Of all the stories in all these collections, the one that still haunts me is from the first one, A Study in Sherlock It s The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman, and it s the one that I still most want to be true flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it really liked it 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 the writers of these tales to be as creative as possible, and the end result is some wonderful and quite unique entries.The book s title comes from The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans, in which Holmes inf 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 the writers of these tales to be as creative as possible, and the end result is some wonderful and quite unique entries.The book s title comes from The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans, in which Holmes informs his older brother Mycroft that he is not interested in being honored or recognized for his work Instead, he plays the game for the game s own sake I am happy to say that these authors really took that quote to heart I will now highlight a few of the tales that particularly stood out for me.F Paul Wilson gives us The Adventure of the Abu Qir Sapphire Unlike most Holmes stories, Dr Watson does not serve as the narrator instead, the story comes directly from the mouth of the detective himself The international intrigue presented by the Abu Qir Sapphire provides a lot of fun In The Walk In by Harley Jane Kozak, the narrator walks into her brother s apartment to find a dog she does not recognize This canine becomes the center of a tale involving a charlatan psychic who has done something to the gentleman that his sister will have to puzzle out to save the day.Rhys Bowen s Sherlocked introduces us to the concept of a robot detective named Sherlock, who is assisting the police force and CSI team However, Sherlock may end up providing help in areas originally not thought of, making for an interesting crime fighter Reed Farrel Coleman uses a variation of A STUDY IN SCARLET for A Study in Absence, in which Holmes is dealing with a book titled The Absent Man by Isaac Masters Knott He offers up that the writer is I.M Knott, thereby discovering that the actual author remains a mystery This ruse called to mind the name U.N Owen, or Unknown, utilized in Dame Agatha Christie s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.A unique entry here is the story told in the form of a comic book, The Case of the Naked Butterfly, by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello In this illustrated tale, Holmes is represented as a praying mantis, and all the supporting players are from the insect world In Buy a Bullet, Gregg Hurwitz uses characters from his Orphan X series and sets them up with a complex situation that provides a solution worthy of the great Sherlock Holmes Tough Guy Ballet by Duane Swierczynski is set in 1987 Los Angeles and finds a tough guy police detective called out to assist his partner Instead, he spots a 19 year old girl taking down a bad guy in swift fashion What our narrator does not realize is that this super teen is not all who she claims to be.Being a huge Holmes fan myself, I was especially wowed by the last story, Hounded by Zo Sharp, who brilliantly inserts her protagonist, Charlotte Charlie Fox, directly into THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES It s great fun to see Charlie interacting with Holmes, Watson, Lord Baskerville and all the characters from the original tale Charlie is no slouch and has been referred to as Jack Reacher if he was a woman This is a terrific final entry in a worthy collection that should please all Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts far and wide.Reviewed by Ray Palen flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Linda Baker rated it really liked it Shelves adventure, mystery, netgalley, suspense 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 Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L.P Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D.P Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F Paul Wilson all put their own stamp on the She 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 Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L.P Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D.P Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F Paul Wilson all put their own stamp on the Sherlock Holmes character This is not an anthology for Holmes purists, placing Holmes not only in multiple times and genres, as well as genders I am not one of the purists as far as Holmes is concerned.I enjoyed some of the stories than others so I will concentrate on three that I found particularly delightful The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon places a young Sherlock and brother Mycroft in London before their respective careers really took off Sherlock is trying to justify his choice of career to disapproving parents and barely getting by, but actually finds himself taken in by the theatrical wiles of a young woman Hounded, by Zoe Sharp is inspired by my favorite of all Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles Set in the modern day, it has all the spooky atmosphere of the original with several new twists Third of my favorites is The Ghost of the Lake by Jamie Freveletti, which puts Holmes into the 21st century with a female Watson The two are trying to recover a missing security operative from a terrorist group and our female Watson equals Holmes in brains and skill.This is a very enjoyable anthology and I thank Pegasus Books and NetGalley for an advance digital copy The opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves anthology, short stories Very enjoyable flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Melissa rated it liked it Shelves 2019, audio This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes Some were 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 story was The Case of the Six Sherlocks by Kelner which follows a Con for Holmes fans It was interesting and inventive.I ve always enjoyed Rhys Bowen s writing and she didn t disappoint in Sherlocked This short story f This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes Some were 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 story was The Case of the Six Sherlocks by Kelner which follows a Con for Holmes fans It was interesting and inventive.I ve always enjoyed Rhys Bowen s writing and she didn t disappoint in Sherlocked This short story follows a team of detectives essentially competing against artificial intelligence in the form of a robot to solve a crime Other stories in this collection that were strong included The Walk In, The Case of the Missing Case, and Hounded.If you are a mystery fan, especially a Sherlock Holmes fan, this compilation is worth your time, especially if you skip any stories that don t grab you from the beginning flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Lindsey rated it really liked it Shelves mystery, sherlock 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 a contemporary setting drawing on the Hound of the Baskervilles , The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks a murder mystery set at a Sherlock convention , and The Case of the Missing Case highlighting Sherlock s early 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 a contemporary setting drawing on the Hound of the Baskervilles , The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks a murder mystery set at a Sherlock convention , and The Case of the Missing Case highlighting Sherlock s early education in the art of disguise The heroine in Hounded, Charlie Fox, actually has me interested in the author s other works Two stories that were off for me were The Case of the Naked Butterfly a bug world comic and Buy a Bullet the level of violence was too much for me and there wasn t much of a Sherlock connection flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Patrick SG rated it really liked it 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 modern eras But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his methods They include a hard boiled setting in modern L.A a science fiction setting and even an illustrated story of a detective grasshopper and his bug companion There s even a modern setting of the Hound of the Bask 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 modern eras But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his methods They include a hard boiled setting in modern L.A a science fiction setting and even an illustrated story of a detective grasshopper and his bug companion There s even a modern setting of the Hound of the Baskervilles intertwined with a female mercenary The book is accompanied by short profiles of the 15 contributors, several of whom I have added to my list of authors to read of flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 Sarah rated it liked it Shelves mystery, short stories 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 Butterfly by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello was a totally surreal comic of insect Holmes Watson.But a lot of them were only tangentially related to Sherlock Holmes, or were oddly characterized, or just weren 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 Butterfly by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello was a totally surreal comic of insect Holmes Watson.But a lot of them were only tangentially related to Sherlock Holmes, or were oddly characterized, or just weren t that compelling flag Like see review Feb 01, 2019 Jennifer rated it liked it 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 I enjoyed that one until I got to the end The one I enjoyed the most is the song by Peter S Beagle flag Like see review Dec 13, 2018 Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves mystery 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 flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Susan rated it really liked it 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 flag Like see review Dec 19, 2018 Elisabeth Hayden rated it it was ok Not enough Laurie in the book flag Like see review Dec 12, 2018 Ray Palen rated it really liked it Read my review this Friday on bookreporter com flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Ellen rated it really liked it I love most things Holmesian and this biennial set of short stories inspired by the Holmes Canon is a fun read flag Like see review Jan 11, 2019 Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves mystery, 2019 An enjoyable collection of stories I really liked some than others but none were bad flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Jan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for Any Sherlock fans I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Robin rated it liked it Shelves 2019 A good collection of Holmes based stories flag Like see review Dec 27, 2018 Wendy Hellwig rated it really liked it Thoroughly enjoyable interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs flag Like see review Dec 31, 2018 Patrick Ewing rated it it was amazing Outstanding flag Like see review Lostshark rated it it was amazing Dec 07, 2018 Heather Milne rated it really liked it Jan 07, 2019 James Stewart rated it liked it Jan 21, 2019 Nathaniel Lueck rated it liked it Jan 10, 2019 Laura rated it liked it Jan 20, 2019 Avelardo Gaytan rated it liked it Jan 07, 2019 Leslie rated it liked it Jan 03, 2019 Becky rated it liked it Jan 27, 2019 Jill Elizabeth rated it really liked it Jan 18, 2019 Terry rated it liked it Jan 27, 2019 Rita Gorra rated it really liked it Jan 29, 2019 previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity ACPL Online Book Just in time for the movie 1 7 Dec 04, 2018 03 03PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed The 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        Edgar winning mystery writer Laurie R King writes series and standalone novels Her official forum is THE LRK VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB here on please join us for book discussing fun King s 2018 novel, Island of the Mad, sees Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes travel from London s Bedlam to the glitter of Venice s Lido,where Young Things and the friends of Cole Porter pass Mussolini s Blackshir Edgar winning mystery writer Laurie R King writes series and standalone novels Her official forum is THE LRK VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB here on please join us for book discussing fun King s 2018 novel, Island of the Mad, sees Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes travel from London s Bedlam to the glitter of Venice s Lido,where Young Things and the friends of Cole Porter pass Mussolini s Blackshirts in the streets The Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series follows a brilliant young woman who becomes the student, then partner, of the great detective click here for an excerpt of the first in the series, The Beekeeper s Apprentice The Stuyvesant and Grey series Touchstone The Bones of Paris takes place in Europe between the Wars The Kate Martinelli series follows an SFPD detective s cases on a female Rembrandt, a holy fool, and Click for an excerpt of A Grave Talent King lives in northern California, which serves as backdrop for some of her books Please note that Laurie checks her inbox intermittently, so it may take some time to receive a reply A quicker response may be possible via email to info laurierking


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    1. Originally published at Reading RealityWelcome 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, A Study In Sherlock, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and Echoes of Sherlock Holmes.The stories in all of these collections were inspired by Holmes, one way or another, and are commissioned for the collections And li Ori [...]


    2. 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 the writers of these tales to be as creative as possible, and the end result is some wonderful and quite unique entries.The book s title comes from The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans, in which Holmes inf With [...]


    3. 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 Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L.P Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D.P Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F Paul Wilson all put their own stamp on the She Follo [...]



    4. This was a fun compilation of short stories inspired by Sherlock Holmes Some were 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 story was The Case of the Six Sherlocks by Kelner which follows a Con for Holmes fans It was interesting and inventive.I ve always enjoyed Rhys Bowen s writing and she didn t disappoint in Sherlocked This short story f This was [...]


    5. 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 a contemporary setting drawing on the Hound of the Baskervilles , The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks a murder mystery set at a Sherlock convention , and The Case of the Missing Case highlighting She [...]


    6. 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 modern eras But most of them are tributes to the inspiration of Holmes and his methods They include a hard boiled setting in modern L.A a science fiction setting and even an illustrated story of a detective grasshopper and his bug companion There s even a modern setting of the Hound of the Bask Enjoyed the [...]


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