The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion Dr Watson will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog filled st

  • Title: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Nick Rennison
  • ISBN: 9781842432488
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion, Dr Watson, will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog filled streets of late 19th and early 20th century London Yet Holmes and Watson were not the only ones solving mysterious crimes and foiling the plans of villainous masterminds inSherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion, Dr Watson, will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog filled streets of late 19th and early 20th century London Yet Holmes and Watson were not the only ones solving mysterious crimes and foiling the plans of villainous masterminds in Victorian and Edwardian England The years between 1890 and 1914 were a golden age for English magazines, most of which published crime and detective fiction The startling success of the Holmes stories that appeared in The Strand magazine spawned countless imitators This volume highlights some of those rivals of Sherlock Holmes The 15 tales in this anthology introduce readers to such sleuths as lawyer turned detective Martin Hewitt the old man in the corner who solves crimes that defeated Scotland Yard s finest, by the creator of the Scarlet Pimpernel forensic investigator Dr Thorndyke Jacques Futrelle s dazzlingly intellectual genius, Professor Augustus S F X Van Dusen, aka the Thinking Machine and Carnacki the Ghost Finder, the detective of the occult, created by legendary horror writer William Hope Hodgson It may well be true that there never has been and never will be a detective quite like Sherlock Holmes, but as this collection shows, he stood far from alone.

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    1. An anthology of 15 short detective fiction stories dating back to the period 1890-1914 when the Sherlock Holmes stories were first published. This anthology borrows its title from a similar anthology published in the 1970s. The editor Nick Rennison points out that the success of Sherlock Holmes raised demand for detective fiction to such an extent that many authors created fictional detectives. Rennison has avoided the many Sherlock Holmes clones from the period and concentrated on detectives th [...]

    2. This is an excellent selection of early detective stories, a short trip back to the days when detective fiction was all about deduction instead of psychology. All of these stories are very readable and they feature a nice variety of unfamiliar detectives including several female ones. Father Brown is the only one Iā€™d read before. I would read more stories with any of these characters but I particularly liked Van Dusen the Thinking Machine, Eugene Valmont, and Klimo. These stories make great be [...]

    3. This is a collection of mystery stories published in the same time period as the Sherlock Holmes. It was an interesting selection of stories and a quick read. I've actually read a couple of these before but enjoyed reading them again. The author wrote an intro for each of the stories that just talked a little bit about the author of the story and then a little about the story itself.

    4. Any anthology is a mixed bag but, as mixed bags go, this is a pretty good. The mixture includes the slight-but-competent, the slight-but-elegant and but the one overblown disappointment (the Carnicki story, which decorates a perfectly acceptable little story with rather too much old ladyish "Well I never!)One can always argue about the selection of an anthology ā€” do we really need Father Briwn yet again? ā€” but this is a good selection of authors worth some renewed time in the sunlight.

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