Associates of Sherlock Holmes
Associates of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of stories by myriad authors about various people associated with Holmes to some degree or another. Some, such as Barker, show up in only one story. Others such as Lestrade feature more often, though even Moriarty, well known as he is, is only mentioned in two Holmes stories.
Sherlock Holmes is a favorite literary (and film) character, whose stories have become comfort reading for me when stressed or sick. From canon stories, pastiche, and everything in between, I rarely pass up an opportunity to read about the Great Detective. I’m not sure I’d call myself Sherlockian, though my family disagrees. So, of course I had to check this book out!
Being from different authors, these stories were all over the board. Some kept close to Doyle’s own writing style, while others relaxed more into the author’s own.
I adored these stories! Clever mysteries, all, worthy of Doyle’s legacy. Sherlock is a century and a quarter old, yet he’s become an enduring part of British (and American) culture. I have little doubt Sherlock, and so by default his associates, will continue to endure another century and beyond. I do hope there are more such collections in the future.
Highly recommended if you love the Victorian-era Holmes, or enjoy mystery shorts.