The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories - Otto Penzler
Did you know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote parodies of his own famous detective? That authors like Neil Gaiman, Laurie R. King, P.G. Wodehouse, and Stephen King have spent much of their time devoted to the greatest detective of them all? For The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes (Vintage, $25), Otto Penzler, proprietor of The Mysterious Book Shop in New York City, has tracked down eighty-three stories featuring Holmes, written by some of the world’s greatest mystery authors, including Doyle himself. Penzler, who has edited The Best American Mystery Stories series since 1997, has assembled fifteen Edgar Award winners, five Grand Masters of the Mystery Writers of America, and myriad card-carrying members of the Baker Street Irregulars; these are crack mystery writers, and a sterling set of Sherlockians.