Sunday, March 6, 2016

"We Merely Observe the Clues, Deduce the Truth, and Announce the Criminal"

For those of you with Kindles, one of our intrepid readers named Cisco has collected together Carolyn Wells's five stories about a most unusual group of detectives, with the title Sherlock Holmes and the International Society of Infallible Detectives: Five Classic Pastiches of Holmes and His Rivals. It's for sale at a very reasonable price HERE.
The Amazon description reads thus:
"The members of the Society of Infallible Detectives were just sitting around and being socially infallible in their rooms in Fakir Street when President Holmes strode in. He was much saturniner than usual, and the others at once deduced there was something toward." 
Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin, A. J. Raffles, The Thinking Machine and many others assemble for five cases of mischief, mayhem, and murd... well, not quite murder. But certainly mischief and mayhem. Publishing in newspapers and magazines from 1912 to 1917, mystery writer Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) provides us with five comical tales of the assembled literary detectives of her day. All five stories are accompanied by their original illustrations, including three by classic Sherlock artist Frederic Dorr Steele. The stories are:
* "The Adventure of the Mona Lisa"
* "Sure Way to Catch Every Criminal. Ha! Ha!"
* "The Adventure of the Lost Baby"
* "The Adventure of the Clothes-Line"
* "Cherchez la Femme"
* . . . plus "Sources" and 13 illustrations.

- We've previously dealt with this estimable society HERE.

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