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The Whole Art of Detection

Fiction: Short Stories
Unabridged   11.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/07/2017

The Whole Art of Detection

Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681684239
Digital Download ISBN:9781681684246


Lyndsay Faye's best Sherlock Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894.

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Product Description

Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson as a child, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction—from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

In "The Lowther Park Mystery," the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" brings Holmes's attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.


"A delight for any fan of the Great Detective. . . . Vance impeccably captures the tone of these tales of crime and deduction. His characterizations are faultless." —Publishers Weekly Starred Audio

"The characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson have been depicted in books and on stage, film, and TV for many years. Although some fans are deeply loyal to their favorite actor’s performance, they may change their minds when listening to Vance’s masterful presentation of Faye’s Holmes pastiches." —Booklist Starred Audio

"There are mysteries here and razzle-dazzle deductions—Holmes privately calls some of them 'parlor tricks'—but the real attraction is the power of these 15 stories to make the originals glow even brighter. For Holmesians to read, then treasure." —Booklist Starred Review

"Sherlockians will be delighted, as will Faye's many fans. A nice companion to The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, edited by Otto Penzler." —Library Journal

"For those who despair that Arthur Conan Doyle only gave us 60 stories of Holmes, rejoice! Here are 15 more treasures!” —Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

The Whole Art of Detection is a great look at the Victorian world and the criminal goings on that gave us Sherlock." —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of Mycroft Holmes

“A new Lyndsay Faye book is always noteworthy but for those Sherlockians among us who take our pastiches seriously, The Whole Art of Detection is a special cause for celebration." —Curtis Armstrong

Author Bio

Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow, The Gods of Gotham, which was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Seven for a Secret, The Fatal Flame, and Jane Steele. She lives in New York City with her husband, Gabriel.