Sauron, The Stephen King pastiche is called “The Doctor’s Case.” I enjoyed it initially but, re-reading it the other day (along with the much better “Ulmey’s Last Case”) something about the sudden conspiracy among Holmes, Lestrade and Watson at the conclusion of the case makes me feel… I dunno… disappointed, somehow. Holmes seemed alogether too cheery about it and Lestrade just seemed out of character in going along with it. King’s take on Watson does make me smile, however. (He picked up the shadows! Hahahahaha!)
Fenris, you but have to ask, my friend.
The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (with the classic Illustrations by Sidney Paget) was published by Castle Books. The hardcover ISBN is 0-89009-057-2. The paperback ISBN is 0-7858-1325-X.
As the introduction notes, "Here – reproduced in complete facsimile – are the original Sherlock Holmes detective stories… as they first appeared in the famed British magazine, "The Strand. " It contains 37 of the 60 Sherlock Holmes’ canonical stories. It opens with “A Scandal In Bohemia” and ends with “The Adventure of The Second Stain.” It also includes a complete unabridged reproduction of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
It’s recent book. Knowing how my friend Queena hates to shop retail, she probably picked it up either remaindered or deeply discounted somewhere-- maybe Barnes & Nobles.
Cal_Meacham: Thanks for your picks and stuff the stay away from. I’ll be going to the library this Saturday to hunt some of this stuff down (Whitechapel Horrors sounds good.)
I should be remiss in not mentioning The Great Detective’s brief appearance in the first volume of Alan Moore’s and Kevin O’Neil’sLeague of Extarordinary Gentleman – the excellent comic book miniseries, soon to be rewritten, recast and butchered onscreen this spring by Hollywood revisionists at a multiplex near you.