Current Reading for Sherlock Holmes Month

~ Sherlock Holmes month at Tip the Wink ~

memoirsof SHAfter re-reading some of the original stories, I thought I’d try something quite different: Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space, edited by Issac Asimov with Martin Greenberg and Charles Waugh. There were four very good stories in the collection, but before long we get to Holmes as a dog, as a robot, again as a dog… too far afield for me, so I quit reading. Instead I went back to canon, with The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. This 12 story collection has some of my favorite stories in it, “The Musgrave Ritual” and “The Resident Patient” plus, of course, “The Final Problem”.

Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes AdventuresNow I’ve just started another collection of new Holmes stories, this time in the traditional mould, The Mammoth Books of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, which includes stories by H.R.F. Keating, Edward Hoch, Amy Meyers, Basil Copper, Martin Edwards and many others. It is indeed mammoth at 493 pages, plus two appendices. How are the stories? We’ll see.

Thus far I’m greatly enjoying diving into Sherlock Holmes novels and stories , and in digging around find I’m a little surprised at the amount of books I have on hand.

London UndergroundBarbara finished Bill Bryson’s A Walk In the Woods, and liked it a lot. Enough that she went to see the film, as much for the scenery as anything, I think, regardless of the poor reviews.

Now she’s started an ebook, a thriller, London Underground by Chris Angus. The cover has rats on it. Lots of them. Brrrr.

How about you?
Have you read these books or authors?
What are you reading?

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11 Responses to Current Reading for Sherlock Holmes Month

  1. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I like that cover, despite not being a fan of rats. Barbara should read James Herbert’s “rat” trilogy – or maybe she shouldn’t, on second thought.

  2. Cap'n Bob says:

    I just finished Bad Money, by Ed Gorman, and have started a Western whose title I don’t recall. That’s one problem with reading on a Kindle; you see the title once and never again until you’re finished, and then you have to look for it.

  3. I just finished reading THE CRACKPOT by John E. Stockman, a series of wicked tales about fans and collectors. The Library just provided me with a copy of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB. I have 14 days to read it. And I see that Louise Penny’s THE NATURE OF THE BEAST is Number Three on the NY TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I finished Jonathan Yardley’s SECOND READING, and despite what has been suggested, he is mostly positive about the books he reread and their authors. (CATCHER IN THE RYE was one of the few exceptions.) I picked up a few recommendations, of course. Also read THE DEAD & THE GONE, Susan Beth Pfeffer’s 2nd YA about what happened after the Moon was hit by an asteroid and pushed closer to the Earth. This was set in New York City. I preferred the first one.

    I got a big collection of Nora Ephron’s writings after reading Yardley’s review of one of hers, and read her script of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…, one of our favorite movies. Her afterword provided insight into the making of the film. I also read Jonathan Carroll’s very interesting collection, THE PANIC HAND, much of it fantasy. He had some really good stories.

    I’m finally reading RESORTING TO MURDER, a collection of stories with a holiday theme edited by Martin Edwards (thanks, Rick) with stories ranging from Conan Doyle and Arnold Bennett on forward, I wasn’t able to get a copy of Wallace Stroby’s second book, THE HEARTBREAK LOUNGE, from the library but was able to download a copy to the Kindle for two weeks. It was his second with former New Jersey State Trooper Harry Rayne, and the last of his books I hadn’t read.

    That’s it for this week.

  5. Patti Abbott says:

    Big Bill Bryson fan but I don’t think the movie in me. Reading a book by Belinda Bauer but too lazy to get up to see the title.

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Ditto, Patti. My favorite Bryson books were the ones where he traveled around Britain and the U.S. but I did like this one. But the 79 year old Redford playing the mid-40s (at the time) Bryson? Bah, I’ll pass. Maybe when it hits cable.

  7. love that cover on the New Sherlock Holmes adventures.

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