With an introduction by Leslie S. Klinger, editor and compiler of all three volumes of the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, this collection of ten original stories brings light to one of the least examined periods in the life of the great detective—his time in the former colonies, the United States. This Holmes is a youthful one—a young man not yet set upon his course in life and in his famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street. In Richard Lupoff 's "Inga Sigerson Weds," he's come to America to represent the family at his sister's wedding. In "My Silk Umbrella," Mark Twain narrates his fateful encounter with Holmes at a baseball game in Hartford, Connecticut; Steve Hockensmith narrates the meeting of the young William Gillette and the object of his later, most famous turn upon the stage; and Peter Tremayne reveals the intersection of Holmes and the Irish in the 19th century American midwestern landscape. With further stories by Marta Randall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, and others, the legend, the mythology and even the history of the world's greatest detective is further enhanced by these charming, clever and mystifying tales.
Now, in this anthology of original stories the truth about those thirty-five months is unveiled and Holmes' adventures described. While some stories place Holmes in such familiar locations as New York and San Francisco, others find him high in the Himalayas or above the Arctic Circle. With stories from such writers as Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, Carolyn Wheat, Michael Collins and many others, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years is a must-have book for every fan who has every wondered about the untold adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
It all begins when a furtive tipster promises an explosive story and gives Morgan DeWitt—assistant to New York World celebrity newsman Alexander Brass—an envelope filled with photographs of the most compromising nature. When the tipster turns up murdered, Brass and his team resolve to find the killer, running the gauntlet of blackmailing Nazis, accommodating nymphomaniacs and US senators on the way...
Such a crime calls for out-of-this-world detective work. There must be alternate Americas -- and one of them must be an American union that Burr helped shape. With a few impossible coins, the path is indicated...and the search for THE WHENABOUTS OF BURR begins! It's a hunt through all the alternate-universe Americas that might have been -- with Alexander Hamilton to point the way and Aaron Burr to block it!
A classic science fiction novel combining future, past, and present in a super-science history mystery! Features a new introduction by Michael Kurland.
Moriarty, at the time, is up on charges of murder, awaiting retrial after his first jury was hung. In exchange for his release and the murder charges (of which he's innocent), the so-called "Napoleon of Crime" will use all his resources to track down the missing prince and find out who is behind his disappearance and the brutal murders left in his wake. He soon finds that someone out there is laying a trail, setting up Moriarty himself to take the fall for the crimes. If the real Moriarty doesn't manage to unravel and foil this plot soon, he may never again draw another free breath.
Who Thinks Evil is the fifth Professor Moriarty novel from Michael Kurland.
While a lesser man might be daunted, Moriarty is merely intrigued and begins to investigate. What Moriarty uncovers is a cabal that seems to be using assassination to destabilize the rule of the crowned heads of Europe. But he also senses that there is something even bigger than this operating - a conspiracy behind the conspiracy - and detects the workings of a mind quite possibly as clever as his own. Using his contacts, friends, and the not-so-desired help of his often nemesis Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty must save his friends and outwit his most cunning opponent while the fate of history hangs in the balance.
Michael Kurland's engrossing history of forensic science recounts this remarkable progress, which continues to the present. He traces the history of the major techniques of criminal detection and many of the minor ones. Here are Bertillon's physical measurements used to recognize habitual criminals; the study of fingerprints identifying criminals long after they have left the scene of the crime; Gravelle's comparison microscope comparing bullets to determine if they have been fired from the same gun; the development of bloodstain identification and, ultimately, the blood type involved. Mr. Kurland explains how once–accepted techniques have fallen by the wayside—handwriting analysis, for example—and how methods such as lie detectors, voice spectrum analysis, bite mark evidence, and other methods have proven unworthy.
Finally Irrefutable Evidence explores the rise of modern DNA typing techniques, which have proven the innocence of many persons convicted of major crimes and resulted in the exoneration of more than two hundred on death row. With 12 black–and–white illustrations.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EMERALDS, by Carla Coupe
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND ROUND, by Mark Wardecker
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MIDNIGHT SEANCE, by Michael Mallory
THE CASE OF THE TARLETON MURDERS, by Jack Grochot
THE TATTOOED ARM, by Marc Bilgrey
THE INCIDENT OF THE IMPECUNIOUS CHEVALIER, by Richard A. Lupoff
SHERLOCK HOLMES—STYMIED! by Gary Lovisi
YEARS AGO AND IN A DIFFERENT PLACE, by Michael Kurland
A STUDY IN EVIL, by Gary Lovisi
THE ADVENTURE OF THE AMATEUR MENDICANT SOCIETY, by John Gregory Betancourt
THE ADVENTURE OF THE HAUNTED BAGPIPES, by Carla Coupe
SUN CHING FOO'S LAST TRICK, by Adam Beau McFarlane
Dr WATSON’S FAIRY TALE, by Thos. Kent Miller
THE CASE OF VAMBERRY THE WINE MERCHANT, by Jack Grochot
A HOUSE GONE MAD, by Sherlock Holmes as edited by Bruce I. Kilstein
BE GOOD OR BEGONE, by Stan Trybulski
CUTTING FOR SIGN, by Rhys Bowen
THE STAGECOACH DETECTIVE, by Linda Robertson
THE DEAD HOUSE, by Bruce Kilstein
THE ADVENTURE OF THE VOORISH SIGN, by Richard A. Lupoff
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PEACOCK STREET PECULIARS, by Michael Mallory
SECOND FIDDLE, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
THE CASE OF THE NETHERLAND-SUMATRA COMPANY, by Jack Grochot
YOU SEE BUT YOU DO NOT OBSERVE, by Robert J. Sawyer
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEARLY GATES, by Mike Resnick
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