“Echoes” is coming

This just in from Publishers Weekly about (next month’s!) Echoes of Sherlock Holmes:Echoes 3D

King and Klinger’s strong third Sherlockian anthology (after 2014’s In the Company of Sherlock Holmes) features 17 stories from leading authors who draw on Conan Doyle’s work for inspiration. The end result is a rich variety of entries, including Tony Lee and Bevis Musson’s “Mrs. Hudson Investigates,” a post-Reichenbach mystery in comic book format. David Morrell sensitively examines Conan Doyle’s obsession with spiritualism in “The Spiritualist,” in which the writer has an unexpected encounter in London’s Psychic Book Shop, Library and Museum. John Connolly displays his gift for subtle satire in “Holmes on the Range,” set in his Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, a home for fictional characters who have “assumed an objective reality” (including Holmes and Watson). Another high point is William Kent Krueger’s “The Painted Smile,” in which a therapist treats a child determined to have his identification with Holmes taken seriously. Other contributors include Anne Perry, Hallie Ephron, and Gary Phillips.

And that’s not even touching on (deep breath) Tasha Alexander, Dana Cameron, Deborah Crombie, Cory Doctorow, Meg Gardiner, Jonathan Maberry, Catriona McPherson, Denise Mina, Hank Phillippi Ryan, or Michael Scott.   The list of contributors is here.


You can pre-order this amazing collection (signed, by at least one of us) from Poisoned Pen or Bookshop Santa Cruz, or as an unsigned or e- book from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.


  1. Susan Hamrick on August 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I cannot hardly wait. Huge fan here. Fell in love with Sherlock Holmes in the black and while films with Basil Rathbone and adore Laurie R Kings lively stories that are so rich in detail that I feel as if I’m part of the story too. Keep them coming, I could only wish there were less time between the books. But I know quality is more important than quantity. Thank you for some joy in my life. Devoted fan here,
    Susan Hamrick.

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