Holmes for the holidays by Martin Harry Greenberg

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Master sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, return in a collection of fourteen original stories, all set during the Christmas holiday season, by Anne Perry, Carole Nelson Douglas, Loren D. Estleman, Reginald Hill, Bill Crider, and other notable authors.
 

About Martin Harry Greenberg

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Martin H. Greenberg was born in 1942. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1969 and was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin until 1995. Over the course of his long and prolific career, Greenberg has published around 1000 anthologies and has worked with numerous best-selling authors including Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Anne McCaffrey, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and Dean Koontz. He has won numerous awards including the Horror Guild Award in 1994, the Deathrealm Award in 1996, the Bram Stoker Award in 1998, and the Prometheus Special Award in 2005. He also received The Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing and the Milford Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction editing. Jon L. Lellenberg is the U.S. agent for the Conan Doyle estate and the editor of The Baker Street Irregulars archival history series. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Co-Edited a number of mystery anthologies and is also an associate teddy bear designer for the House of Nesbett. She has also authored books on Teddy Bear Creations.
 
Published November 1, 1996 by Berkley Hardcover. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's a treat to see Irene Adler's chronicler, Carole Nelson Douglas, present a jewel theft from Watson's point of view for a change, and her mastery of Watson's voice is rivaled by that of Reginald Hill (Holmes and Watson invited to witness a Roman execution) and Jon L.

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Whatever the reason—maybe something off in the mince pie or the plum pudding—these 11 Sherlockian Yuletides tap the same vein as Holmes for the Holidays (1996), but to less effect.

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Veteran anthologists Greenberg (Great Modern Police Stories) and Waugh (New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) have joined with Doyle/Holmes scholar Lellenberg (Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) to gather 14 new Holmes cases by contemporary writers involving Christmastime mysteries.

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