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Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the most important movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude legislations: the world’s maximum fictional detective and his well-known sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first journey around the Atlantic as they resolve crimes everywhere nineteenth-century America—from the bustling neighborhoods of recent York, Boston, and D.C. to fog-shrouded San Francisco. The world’s best-loved British sleuth faces one of the most crafty criminals the US has to supply and meets a few of America’s most renowned figures alongside the way.

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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