Title: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets
Publication Date: 7 October 2014
Format: E-Book - PDF
Source: ARC via NetGalley
The world's most famous
detective, as you’ve never seen him before! This is a collection of
orginal short stories finding Holmes and Watson in times and places you
would never have expected!
A dozen established and up-and-coming authors invite you to view Doyle’s greatest creation through a decidedly cracked lens.
about Holmes and Watson through time and space, as they tackle a
witch-trial in seventeenth century Scotland, bandy words with Andy
Warhol in 1970s New York, travel the Wild Frontier in the Old West,
solve future crimes in a world of robots and even cross paths with a
young Elvis Presley... (Goodreads Synopsis)
I am giving Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets three stars, but it is really three and a half. Overall, I enjoyed the anthology; however, I found I liked some stories a lot, others not so much. My stand out favourite of the bunch was definitely 'Black Alice' by Kelly Hale.
Whilst I may not personally have enjoyed every story, the eclectic nature of this collection is actually one of its strongest points: with such diversity, there will certainly be something here for everyone. And so, whether you are a traditionalist or more experimental when it comes to the Holmes canon, you should definitely give this anthology a try.