This intriguing new anthology positive factors over a dozen unique brief tales by means of award-winning and well-known writers, every one within the amazing culture of Conan Doyle, and every with a different American twist. that includes new tales by way of:
- Edgar Award–winner Daniel Stashower
- Edgar Award–winner Jon L. Breen
- Shamus Award–winner Loren Estleman
- Derringer Award–winner Steve Hockensmith
- Anthony Award–winner invoice Crider
- and lots of extra!
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