It's Elementary, My Dear Watson


Illustration of Sherlock Holmes.If you're a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, you may enjoy reading these new spins on the classic character.


Sherlock Holmes in America edited by Martin H. Greenberg, John L. Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower
Sherlock and Dr. Watson solve crimes in 19th Century America. Written by an assortment of popular American writers.

Sherlock Holmes--The Hidden Years edited by Michael Kurland
This original collection of stories is set between 1891 and 1894. Written by an assortment of popular authors.

A Slight Trick of the Mind: A Novel by Mitch Cullin
93-year old retired Holmes becomes a subject of interest when people find out who he is.

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
The author imagines what would happen if Holmes investigated the Jack the Ripper murders.

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Set in 1890, a retired Dr. Watson recalls one of Holmes’s big adventures.

The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
Holmes and his wife solve mysteries in this popular book series.

Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King
Mary Russell solves crimes on a movie set. Part of the popular book series.

The Magic Bullet: A Locked Room Mystery Featuring Shadwell Rafferty and Sherlock Holmes by Larry Millett
Holmes and a friend solve mysteries together.

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
A Sherlock Holmes scholar must hunt for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s missing diary…and a killer.

The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
An 8 year old girl writes a letter to Holmes, hoping he can help her find her father.

Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective by Donald Thomas
Five new stories based on the famous character.


The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann
This collection includes an essay on Holmes and the nature of obsession.

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases by E.J. Wagner
A scientist explains Victorian forensics using Holmes stories as examples.


Author Bio:

Ruth T. has worked with the Half Moon Bay Library for 20 years. In her spare time she enjoys quilting and charity work.

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