Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets

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This is Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen him before: as an architect in a sleepy Australian town, as a gentleman in seventeenth-century Worcestershire, as a precocious school girl in a modern British comprehensive. He’s dodging his rent in the squalid rooms of the notorious Chelsea Hotel in ’68, and preventing a bloody war between the terrible Lords Wizard of a world of fantasy.
Editor David Thomas Moore brings together the finest of celebrated and new talent in SF and Fantasy to create a spectrum of Holmes stories that will confound everything you ever thought you knew about the world’s greatest detective.
Featuring fourteen original stories by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Emma Newman, Gini Koch, Guy Adams, Ian Edginton, James Lovegrove, Glen Mehn, Jamie Wyman, JE Cohen, Jenni Hill, Joan de la Haye, Kaaron Warren, Kasey Lansdale and Kelly Hale.

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ISBN-13: 9781849977777
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,078,737
File size: 1 MB

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David Thomas Moore has been a plague on time and space, stealing the Mona Lisa days after completion, crashing the great Bankotron 5000 central finance system in the year 2213 and snatching six irreplaceable scrolls from the Library of Alexandria and setting fire to it to cover his retreat. He was finally brought to ground in Shanghai in 1901 by Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes Holmes, a seventeenth-century crime-fighting preacher from the colony of Virginia, and his companion John-on-Watts, a grizzled tribal medic from the nuclear wastelands of the twenty-fifth century. Now reformed, David lives in Berkshire in twenty-first-century England with his wife Tamsin and daughter Beatrix. Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets is his first anthology as editor.

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Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets: An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DarkRavenDH More than 1 year ago
Alternate Holmes! Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas More This anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories re-imagines our two heroes in various alternate universes. “A Scandal in Hobohemia” by Jamie Wyman The death of a hobo is simply the last in a string of crimes that seem to follow a traveling circus. Pinkerton Agents Adele Trenet and Jim Walker come to consult with irrassible Sanford Haus, whose brother Leland is the director of the Secret Service. Haus is currently running the circus and disguised as Madame Yvonde the fortune teller. This is a very neat take on the Holmes/Watson relationship, with a side of “how they met” and “the Woman.” Five Stars “Black Alice” by Kelly Hale Holmes and Watson are in Worcestershire in the 17th Century. A woman that Watson knew as a boy has been accused of “murder by malefisism”—Witchcraft! I liked the way the observation/deduction was played out. Five Stars “The Adventure of the Speckled Bandana” by JE Cohen The year is 1977. Holmes and Watson work out of an office/residence at 221B Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Holmes is mentioned as being involved with “The Puzzel of the Grassy Knoll” and “The Watergate Scandal.” The owner of a Las Vegas wax museum comes to New York when his entire collection is stolen. They are later found destroyed in the desert—all except one… The conspiracy theory that this story covers is too good to spoil! I give this story the honor of tie for “Best in the Book!” Five Plus Stars “The Rich Man’s Hand” by Joan de la Haye In this story, Holmes and Watson have a place on Baker Street, but it’s in Brooklyn. A man is found on the street with a missing hand, genitals, heart, lungs, and other organs. Lestrade sends for help from Holmes, whose is fighting ennui with crack cocaine. The trail leads to an ancient shop and a very strange witch… Five Stars “The Lantern Men” by Kaaron Warren In this story Holmes and Watson are architects, not detectives. Peppertree Lodge is being remodeled from the private home of a town father to a museum. There are mysterious tapping sounds in the walls. In fact, Holmes and Watson investigated the haunting as boys. Now, a body has been found in one of the walls… This story makes a nice spooky twist on a alternate universe Holmes! Five Stars “A Woman’s Place” by Emma Newman The year is 2031. Sherlock Holmes and a female Doctor Watson live in Mrs. Hudson’s rooms. Technology has advanced to the point that people are constantly connected to the internet via a chip in the brain. However; Holmes refuses to get one, preferring to gather his data the old fashioned way. Finishing up with his latest case, Holmes begins an investigation that will have shocking results. I did not see this one coming! Five Stars “A Study in Scarborough” by Guy Adams Arthur Doyle goes to Scarborough to interview Doctor Watson. This is set during the 1980’s. Holmes and Watson are satire actors in a show about detectives. Holmes has recently died of bee stings in Sussex. And Watson has a story he would rather not disclose… I am not really sure that I get this one. Three Stars “The Small World of 221B” by Ian Edginton Holmes and Watson exist as a computer program. The collected fiction of the Earth is the only thing left as humans have been extinct for 250,000 years. An alien known as the Curator has a suggestion for the fictional Holmes and Watson. The story is clever, but not much more. Three Stars “The Final Conjuration” by Adrian