Five new pastiche stories of the world’s greatest detective. These stories are shorter than the other novellas in the New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries set and were published earlier in either the MX Books or Belanger Books anthologies of Sherlock Holmes stories (Edited by David Marcum). ‘The Singular Tragedy of the Atkinson Brothers at Trincomalee’ is one of the unpublished cases we hear about in The Canon. The story Takes Holmes and Watson to the tropical island of Ceylon on behalf of the Foreign Office to investigate the murder of one of the Atkinson brothers and sends Holmes into a nasty web of deceit, murder, and perversion in the heat of the colonies. In ‘The Barrel of Lagavulin’ the adventures of Sherlock Holmes meet up with characters from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and we learn what happens long after the horrendous events recorded in ‘The Cask of Amontillado.’ Did you ever wonder what happened to the characters from the Vermissa Valley that you read about in ‘The Valley of Fear?” In ‘The Fear of Retribution’ you will find out, and it is not pleasant. ‘The Adventure of the Winchester Heart-Breaker’ takes Holmes and Watson back to the Copper Beeches and to what happened to the nasty child who loved to go ‘smack, smack, smack’ on the cockroaches. ‘The Adventure of the Tea-Stained Diamonds’ is a completely new Sherlock Holmes mystery in which Holmes needs to stop a cycle of revenge killings that began years earlier in the tea gardens of Darjeeling.
Collection Ten includes the following:
The Singular Tragedy of the Atkinson Brothers at Trincomalee
The Barrel of Lagavulin
The Fear of Retribution
The Adventure of the Winchester Heart-Breaker
The Adventure of the Tea-Stained Diamonds