The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by John Joseph Adams

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The game is afoot! Night Shade Books is proud to present the fantastic adventures of the world's greatest detective — mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, no genre can escape the esteemed detective's needle-sharp intellect and intuition. This reprint anthology showcases the best Holmes short fiction from the last 25 years, featuring stories by such visionaries as Stephen King, Neil Gaimen, Laura King, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597802390
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 29,958
File size: 719 KB

About the Author

John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), and many others. Barnes& named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and his books have been named to numerous best of the year lists. John is also the fiction editor of the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed. Prior to taking on that role, he worked for nearly nine years in the editorial department at The Magazine of Fantasy&Science Fiction. He is currently the co-host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast on, and has published hundreds of interviews and other pieces of non-fiction.

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Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Night Shade Books: Can you please fix this? Thank you. There are something like 28 stories in this ebook yet the publisher did not bother to create a linked Table of Contents. Good luck scrolling through this and trying to figure out where you are and where you want to get to....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a modern inclination by some writers to remove Holmes from his environment, where reason trumps superstition, and place him in outrageous situations (e.g., Holmes vs. Dracula), but ultimately, as entertaining as that can be, it denies Holmes' very nature. The stories in this collection (except for a couple of significant exceptions) by and large respect the traditions -- skirting close to the line but never really crossing it. If you are looking for the Great Detective to battle legions of zombies, werewolves, vampires, and aliens, this is probably not the collection for you. If you prefer your mysteries rational if somewhat skewed, this is an excellent book and highly entertaining.
luribe More than 1 year ago
This are very nice additions to the Holmes saga. The stories vary in style so they may not be to everyone's taste but they're just going to have to deal. All the stories are well written and provide interesting takes on aspects not covered by Doyle. The stories fill in some of the missing pieces in the original such as a nice expansion on the "giant rat of Sumatra" to which Holmes alludes to in Sussex Vampire. Again, while the style may vary the quality of writing is there in all the stories. Truly a treat for Sherlockians.
FroggyBella More than 1 year ago
I love anthologies and stories about Sherlock Holmes. This one was really unique and I enjoyed it immensely because of that. The stories were from several different genres, some that you wouldn't possibly think would work with a Sherlock Holmes story, but they did. I didn't love all the stories, but I think that's to be expected in an anthology. One of my favorities was The Adventure of the Other Detective by Bradley H. Sinor. Another of my favorites was The Things That Shall Come Upon Them by Barbara Roden. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the vast majority of these stories. I particularly loved Peter Tremayne's story, "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey" (highly improbable) and a science-fiction improbability, "The Singular Habits of Wasps" by Geoffrey A. Landis. Also, the very enjoyable "The Adventure of the Lost World" by Dominic Green (Dinosaurs!) and "The Adventure of the Other Detective" by Bradley H. Sinor (Dimensional shifts). There are plenty of stories in this collection, ranging from the gothic to the ordinary featuring so many wonderful writers, including Stephen King, Laurie King, Tanith Lee & Neil Gaiman.
CPUGuy1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy finding more stories written about Sherlock Holmes. Just reading Doyle's accounts does leave possibilities of other cases between the ones in his books. This book give a glimps at what could have happened between the important cases Dr. Watson had written, but hadn't published, yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed reading this book. It is not like a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle meant to be. I do not advise you to get it.
tgraettinger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Definitely a mixed bag of stories, some that were good, others not so good. None were particularly memorable as I write this about a month after reading.
Caitak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book - there was a good mix of stories - some in keeping with Arthur Conan Doyle's writing (so they felt like original stories) and some more fantastical.Loved the little nods to people, places and things in popular culture (like Indiana Jones in The Adventure of the Death-Fetch).A few of the sci-fi/fantasy ones reminded me of episodes of Doctor Who.I think The Adventure of the Field Theorums - with Arthur Conan Doyle - was my favourite.The perfect book to read while lambing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was greatly disappointed. A few were a little interesting but overall I wished I had not bought it.
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