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The Game is Afoot! Holmes-inspired anthology on the horizon

FTSOTG-front coverI’ve always been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, so I was honoured to be invited to take part in this anthology, For The Sake of The Game, the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors, Laurie R King and Leslie S Klinger.

For the Sake of the Game boasts stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: ask some of the world’s greatest writers—regardless of genre—to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.

“The results are surprising and joyous. Some tales are pastiches, featuring the recognizable figures of Holmes and Watson; others step away in time or place to describe characters and stories influenced by the Holmes world. Some of the authors spin whimsical tales of fancy; others tell hard-core thrillers or puzzling mysteries. One beloved author writes a song; two others craft a melancholy graphic tale of insectoid analysis.

“This is not a volume for readers who crave a steady diet of stories about Holmes and Watson on Baker Street. Rather, it is for the generations of readers who were themselves inspired by the classic tales, and who are prepared to let their imaginations roam freely.”

Featuring stories by Peter S. Beagle, Rhys Bowen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L. P. Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D. P. Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoë Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F. Paul Wilson.

The anthology, published by Pegasus Books, will be out on December 4th 2018 in the United States, and January 1st 2019 in the UK. It is currently available for preorder.