The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”

The first―and most famous―consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, came to the world’s attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn’t reveal all of the Great Detective’s adventures...

Here are the improbable adventures of Sherlock Holmes, where nothing is impossible, and nothing can be ruled out. These twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detail Holmes’s further exploits, as told by many of today’s greatest storytellers, including Stephen King, Anne Perry, Anthony Burgess, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, and many more.

These cases will take you from the familiar quarters at 221B Baker Street to strange alternate realities; from the gaslit streets of London to the far future. In these pages you’ll find Holmes and Watson investigating ghosts, aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, shape-shifters, evil gods, and criminal masterminds, including the Napoleon of Crime, Professor Moriarty. You’ll be astounded to learn the truths behind cases alluded to by Watson but never before documented... until now. Whether mystery, fantasy, horror, or science fiction, no puzzle is too challenging for the Great Detective.

The game is afoot!

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"A Sherlockiana Primer" by Christopher Roden. © 2009 Christopher Roden. "The Horror of the Many Faces" by Tim Lebbon. © 2003 Tim Lebbon. "The Case of the Bloodless Sock" by Anne Perry. © 2001 Anne Perry. "The Adventure of the Other Detective" by Bradley H. Sinor. © 2003 Bradley H. Sinor. "A Scandal in Montreal" by Edward D. Hoch. © 2008 Edward D. Hoch. "The Adventure of the Field Theorems" by Vonda N. McIntyre. © 1995 Vonda N. McIntyre. "The Adventure of the Death-Fetch" by Darrell Schweitzer. © 1994 Darrell Schweitzer. "The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland" by Mary Robinette Kowal. © 2005 Mary Robinette Kowal. "The Adventure of the Mummy’s Curse" by H. Paul Jeffers. © 2006 H. Paul Jeffers. "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" by Barbara Roden. © 2008 Barbara Roden. "Murder to Music" by Anthony Burgesss. © 1989 Anthony Burgess. "The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor" by Stephen Baxter. © 1997 Stephen Baxter. "Mrs. Hudson’s Case" by Laurie R. King. © 1997 Laurie R. King. "The Singular Habits of Wasps" by Geoffrey A. Landis. © 1994 Geoffrey A. Landis. "The Affair of the 46th Birthday" by Amy Myers. © 2009 Amy Myers. "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey" by Peter Tremayne. © 2001 Peter Tremayne. "The Vale of the White Horse" by Sharyn McCrumb. © 2003 Sharyn McCrumb. "The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger" by Michael Moorcock. © 1993 Michael Moorcock. "The Adventure of the Lost World" by Dominic Green. © 2004 Dominic Green. "The Adventure of the Antiquarian’s Niece" by Barbara Hambly. © 2003 Barbara Hambly. "Dynamics of a Hanging" by Tony Pi. © 2005 Tony Pi. "Merridew of Abominable Memory" by Chris Roberson. © 2008 Monkeybrain, Inc. "Commonplaces" by Naomi Novik. © 2008-2009 Naomi Novik. "The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil’s Cape" by Rob Rogers. © 2009 Rob Rogers. "The Adventure of the Green Skull" by Mark Valentine. © 2008 Mark Valentine. "The Human Mystery" by Tanith Lee. © 1999 Tanith Lee. "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman. © 2003 Neil Gaiman. "You See But You Do Not Observe" by Robert J. Sawyer. © 1995 Robert J. Sawyer.

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John Joseph Adams, called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as EPIC, OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE, ARMORED, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM, LIGHTSPEED: YEAR ONE, BRAVE NEW WORLDS, WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD, THE LIVING DEAD 2, BY BLOOD WE LIVE, FEDERATIONS, THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and THE WAY OF THE WIZARD. He is a four-time finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE, and is the co-host of Wired.com's THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast. Forthcoming anthologies include THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION (Tor Books, 2013), WASTELANDS 2 (Night Shade Books, 2013), and ROBOT UPRISINGS (Doubleday, 2014). Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and on Twitter @JohnJosephAdams.

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