Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

Something with my name on the cover has just appeared in the Publisher’s Weekly list of

Top Ten Mysteries for the FallEchoesOfSherlockHolmes

Back in 2009, Les Klinger was in charge of the Left Coast Crime Sherlock Holmes panel. And being Les, he did not go just for the usual suspects (ie, me) but for guests of honor Jan Burke and Lee Child, and multiple prize winner Michael Connelly as well.

Afterwards, a little light went on in his fevered brain and he said to me, What if you and I edited a collection of Holmes stories written by people who aren’t known to be Holmes aficionados? The result of that came in 2011: A Study in Sherlock.  Three years later, we did a second volume, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes.  Those two books had a number of nominations and awards, including the 2015 Anthony.

And now in 2016, huzzah and hooray, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes looks to be following that pattern!

The stories here range wide, as you might expect with authors from Cory Doctorow to Anne Perry, Gary Philips to Tasha Alexander, William Kent Krueger to Catriona McPherson, David Morrell to—well, look at the entire flabbergasting list of contributors here. These are amazing writers, who play the Sherlockian game with panache and brilliance.

You can pre-order Echoes on Amazon/Kindle, Barnes&Noble/Nook, or signed by Les and me at the Poisoned Pen when we go there in early October. There’s also a gorgeous, completely signed limited edition from Mysterious Books, here.


  1. janet on June 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Sounds good!

  2. Diana Ruth on June 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Well, you are a wonder. Also a bit of a workhorse, if I may say so.

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