Sherlock Holmes in America

  • by Jon L. Lellenberg (editor), Martin H. Greenberg (editor), Daniel Stashower (editor)
  • Narrated by Graeme Malcolm
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Short Stories/Collections, 2014
The world's greatest detective leaves his native shores and travels to the most dangerous land of all...America!
Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: the world’s greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over 19th-century America - from the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and D.C. to fog-shrouded San Francisco. The world’s best-loved British sleuth faces some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer and meets some of America’s most famous figures along the way.
This exciting new anthology features over a dozen original short stories by award-winning and prominent writers, each in the extraordinary tradition of Conan Doyle, and each with a unique American twist. Featuring new stories by:


Edgar Award-winner Daniel Stashower
Edgar Award-winner Jon L. Breen
Shamus Award-winner Loren Estleman
Derringer Award-winner Steve Hockensmith
Anthony Award-winner Bill Crider
And many more!

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Audible Editor Reviews

The nostalgic anthology Sherlock Holmes in America gives some of America’s best mystery writers a chance to imagine the famous sleuth at work across the pond. The 14 stories here are in chronological order, and are set in various regional pockets. The stylish and diffident Holmes crosses the Atlantic. His celebrity precedes him. As happens back home, his clients range from the obscure to the famous. Holmes retains his uncanny powers of deduction, and manages to solve tricky and dangerous interpersonal puzzles. The writers included here conjure Holmes and Watson without distortion, and thrust the ultra-civilized duo in conflict with purely American villains. The stories have local flavor and American upstart ruggedness. Graeme Malcolm narrates in a tone filled with irony and energetic wit.

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What the Critics Say

Audie Award Winner, Short Stories/Collections, 2014

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Customer Reviews

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Laugh out loud stories clever and smart

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Short stories by different writers, so you get different styles and characters. These are SO MUCH FUN. Sherlock and Wyatt Earp. Sherlock and Teddy Roosevelt. Don't tell me that the purists would wince. Let us have some fun with our favorite consulting detective and his trusty side kick. Love these stories.

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- J. Comeaux

Holmes (and I) Hit the Road

Get this one for your car journeys! My husband and I take a lot of short trips- say an hour or two each way. We're always happy to find something to listen to that holds our attention but is short enough that we don't have to keep driving in circles to finish before arrival.

Does that sound like faint praise? Well, it is. As anyone might expect, this selection of non-Doyle Holmes stories is a real mixed bag. Some of the stories are clever and involving; others not so much. But the advantage of the short story format is just that - none requires a major investment of time or attention.

So, if you enjoy the original Holmes canon and are looking for an entertaining way to pass the time and/or miles, this is a pretty sure pleaser.

Note: There are a number of non-fiction diversions, including some fairly lengthy author bios and two final essays on Doyle and his attitude to Americans and (rather strangely) to the Irish. Interesting, perhaps, but definitely not short stories.
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- C. Telfair

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios