Every Sunday we like to share a particular writer or a theme. This week it's short stories. Every one of these can be read stand alone - some are part of a series, some just a one off. All of them are Sherlock Holmes, and short.
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“From now on, I am going to be Sherlock Holmes, the World's Greatest Cat Detective.”
With those words, my friend Spot decided he would become a crime-solving kitty.
“And you, of course,” he said dramatically. “Will be my faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. The one who writes down all of my adventures and shares them with the world! We'll be famous! Everyone will know the name ‘Sherlock Holmes, The World’s Greatest Cat Detective!’”
“Mm hmm,” I agreed. I wasn’t too worried. I was sure that, by morning, Spot would have forgotten all about becoming Sherlock Holmes.
Boy, oh boy, was I wrong.
The second adventure in a series of five which update original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to our modern world. Based on "The Noble Bachelor", this story provides a 21st century spin on the original scenario of an aristocratic man, his disappearing bride and an unsuitable love affair. Now we have a footballer, his missing glamour-model wife and secrets blown into the open thanks to Holmes' brilliant reasoning. Persuaded to take the case by Watson, who shares a literary agent with the missing girl and is desperate not to get dropped, Holmes reluctantly wades into the epicenter of modern celebrity culture. Can he find the runaway bride and help Watson rescue his failing literary career?
It is 1927. Dr. Watson is in his surgery when there is an unexpected knock at the door. It is Sherlock Holmes, who explains that he has arranged a meeting with an Italian musicologist, Alberto Gentili, who has found some long-lost autograph manuscripts of the almost unknown 18th century Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Gentili explains how the manuscripts represent only half of a larger collection. He wants to find the other half before someone else finds it and disperses the collection. Holmes's investigation into this mystery enables him to provide an unexpected solution of a separate mystery about Johann Sebastian Bach.
The memoir Sherlock Holmes: His Latest Bow is written by Watson after VE day in May, 1945, but before the world learned of the atomic bomb in August. During the war, a Nazi plan is afoot with British collaborators that could alter the course of history. Holmes and Watson serve a critical role in uncovering the plot. With sophisticated listening devices and with the help of a surprising and indispensable ally leading to the recruit of a "private friend", Holmes again uses his gifts for observation and deduction to forestall the infiltration into Britain of a top Nazi leader.
New Year's Eve, 1922. A very special dinner party is being hosted by a dubious Sherlock Holmes collector. During the course of this mysterious evening, the host will demonstrate the peculiar mind-powers of Dr. Joseph Bell, the personality profiling prowess of the Great Detective himself, the esoteric attributes of a deck of cards rumored to have belonged to Jack the Ripper, the haunted finger rings of Arthur Conan Doyle's Cottingley Fairies, and much more! Part novella and part magic instructional book, this publication also teaches the listener exactly how to recreate these wondrous feats for themselves. Learn how to 'fake it' as a master detective, and be entertained by the haunting tale that surrounds this mysterious Sherlock Holmes-themed dinner party.