Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Book Review: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets

Title: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets
Author: Various
Publication Date: 7 October 2014
Pages: 384
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Fiction
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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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.

Read 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. 

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