(EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell

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Review ¶ Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub You are invites to enter of world of gas lit London Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes presents 40 rare stories exactly as t. All I can say is if these were Sherlock s rivals then the man had nothing to worry about Many of these don t even ualify as detective stories I ll cut it some slack since a it was published in 1978 and b I picked it up for 5 Even then you could have found a lot of this in Dover editions Today most all of it is at Gutenberg The nicest thing is it reproduces pages from the original magazines which means two columns of text with original illustrations Often though the illustrations are too dark to make out any details From this I picked up that Grant Allen and Arthur Morrison are not very good LT Meade is okay but unspectacular and the rest are just there I d hoped to capture the atmosphere of the time but none of the tales manage it Even the non Sherlock tales by Doyle are uninteresting with The Lost Special containing a resolution that is preposterous if analyzed closely I ll give it 3 stars for the format and illustrations

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Review ¶ Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Public In reading them you are as close to the creation of a whole genre of fiction as if you had gone back in time. This volume along with a similar one edited by Hugh Greene his is shorter but the stories are of an overall higher uality gives a wonderful overview of the golden age of detective fiction Although that term is usually taken to refer at least in British detective fiction to the period between World Wars when country house parties were reinvented by Bright Young Things and writers such as Ngaio Marsh Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie made their debuts I believe it is a misnomer my own belief is that this was not a golden age but rather a Renaissance the literal rebirth of a genre that had foundered upon the rocks of World War I The true golden age of detective fiction I think began with Poe s M Dupin and ended with the Conan Doyle story His Last Bow It seems no coincidence to me that one of the final Holmes stories is set in the overcast summer of 1914 while Agatha Christie s first novel the thriller like Secret Adversary concerns the adventures of two freshly discharged veterans Tommy a soldier and Tuppence a nurse For those who do not believe me read His Last Bow and see if the elegiac scene of Holmes and Watson upon a terrace does not seem in many ways a goodbye to a world that can be dealt with the purely rational terms of a Holmes or Hewitt or Thorndyke There s an east wind coming Watson says Holmes such a wind as never blew on England yet It will be cold and bitter Watson and a good many of us may wither before its blast As Vincent Starrett wrote in an essay about why it is Holmes appeals to us We love the times in which he lived of course the half remembered half forgotten times of snug Victorian illusion of gaslit comfort and contentment of perfect dignity and grace The world was poised precariously in balance and rude disturbances were coming with the years but those who moved upon the scene were very sure that all was well that nothing ever would be any worse nor ever could be any better There was no threat to righteousness and justice and the cause of peace on earth except from such as Moriarty and the lesser villains in his train The cycle of events had come full turn and the times were ripe for living and for being lost It is because their loss was suffered before they had been fully lived that they are times to which our hearts and longings cling And we love the place in which the master moved and had his being the England of those times fat with the fruits of her achievements but strong and daring still with the spirit of imperial adventure The seas were pounding then as now upon her coasts the winds swept in across the moors and fog came down on London It was a stout and pleasant land full of the flavor of the age and it is small wonder that we who claim it in our thoughts should look to Baker Street as its epitome For there the cabs rolled up before a certain door and hurried steps were heard upon the stair and England and her times had rendezvous within a hallowed room at once familiar and mysterious For those who long to return to such a room if only for an hour I highly recommend this collection as well as its eponymous cousin edited by Hugh Greene Some stories are better than others of course the Martin Hewitt story The Loss of Sammy Crockett along with the novella In the Fog are as good as many Holmes tales In fact Conan Doyle himself has four stories in this collection all mysteries of excellent ualityand two of these make reference however obliue to a certain private detective of great renown El caso Banchero period between World Wars when country house The Pleasure Trap parties were reinvented by Bright Young Things and writers such as Ngaio Marsh Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie made their debuts I believe it is a misnomer my own belief is that this was not a golden age but rather a Renaissance the literal rebirth of a genre that had foundered upon the rocks of World War I The true golden age of detective fiction I think began with Poe s M Dupin and ended with the Conan Doyle story His Last Bow It seems no coincidence to me that one of the final Holmes stories is set in the overcast summer of 1914 while Agatha Christie s first novel the thriller like Secret Adversary concerns the adventures of two freshly discharged veterans Tommy a soldier and Tuppence a nurse For those who do not believe me read His Last Bow and see if the elegiac scene of Holmes and Watson upon a terrace does not seem in many ways a goodbye to a world that can be dealt with the Watching Natalie Cheat purely rational terms of a Holmes or Hewitt or Thorndyke There s an east wind coming Watson says Holmes such a wind as never blew on England yet It will be cold and bitter Watson and a good many of us may wither before its blast As Vincent Starrett wrote in an essay about why it is Holmes appeals to us We love the times in which he lived of course the half remembered half forgotten times of snug Victorian illusion of gaslit comfort and contentment of For Just Cause perfect dignity and grace The world was It Feels Good to Be Yourself poised Teeth in the Mist precariously in balance and rude disturbances were coming with the years but those who moved upon the scene were very sure that all was well that nothing ever would be any worse nor ever could be any better There was no threat to righteousness and justice and the cause of The Information Technology Revolution The Complete Guide peace on earth except from such as Moriarty and the lesser villains in his train The cycle of events had come full turn and the times were ripe for living and for being lost It is because their loss was suffered before they had been fully lived that they are times to which our hearts and longings cling And we love the The State of Water place in which the master moved and had his being the England of those times fat with the fruits of her achievements but strong and daring still with the spirit of imperial adventure The seas were Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems pounding then as now upon her coasts the winds swept in across the moors and fog came down on London It was a stout and Garfield Swallows His Pride pleasant land full of the flavor of the age and it is small wonder that we who claim it in our thoughts should look to Baker Street as its epitome For there the cabs rolled up before a certain door and hurried steps were heard upon the stair and England and her times had rendezvous within a hallowed room at once familiar and mysterious For those who long to return to such a room if only for an hour I highly recommend this collection as well as its eponymous cousin edited by Hugh Greene Some stories are better than others of course the Martin Hewitt story The Loss of Sammy Crockett along with the novella In the Fog are as good as many Holmes tales In fact Conan Doyle himself has four stories in this collection all mysteries of excellent ualityand two of these make reference however obliue to a certain

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Review ¶ Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Hey appeared in the original popular magazines by authors who competes with Arthur Conan Doyle in entertaining the. I wouldn t necessarily say these stories feature rivals of Sherlock Holmes as such They are crimemystery stories from roughly 1892 1906 or so Russell asserts that Most were originally published while Sherlock Holmes was dead ie 1893 1901 I particularly liked In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis 3 stories Arnold Bennett s The Loot of Cities 6 stories and The Hammerpond Mystery by HG WellsMy least favorite was the The Mysteries of Great Cities series by Baroness E Orczy there were 7 of them and they uickly became predictable but even that had an interesting premise initially and the individual stories are uite short


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  1. says: (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell

    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell All I can say is if these were Sherlock's 'rivals' then the man had nothing to worry about Many of these don't even ualify as detective stori

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell Alan K. Russell ä 9 Free download Summary Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 I wouldn't necessarily say these stories feature rivals of Sherlock Holmes as such They are crimemystery stories from roughly 1892 1906 or so; Russell asserts that Most were originally published while Sherlock Holmes was 'dead' ie 1893 1901 I particularly liked In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis 3 stories Arnold Bennett's The Loot of Cities 6 stories and The Hammerpond Mystery by HG WellsMy least favorite wa

  3. says: (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell

    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ä Alan K. Russell Summary Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 This volume along with a similar one edited by Hugh Greene his is shorter but the stories are of an overall higher uality gives a wonderful overview of the golden age of detective fiction Although that term is usually taken to refer at least in British detective fiction to the period between World Wars when country house parties were reinvented by Bright Young Things and writers such as Ngaio Marsh Dorothy Sayers and Ag

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell Interesting to see other works of detective fiction that were being written and read contemporaneously with Sherlock Holmes Some of the stories are a bit slow others are fun none as good as Sherlock for pure entertainment and interes

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell Summary Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2 The writers are good the stories are probably good but Sherlock Holmes they are not Simply didn't appeal to me No rivals here

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2] by Alan K. Russell Mysteries by contemporaries of Doyle

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  • Hardcover
  • 484
  • Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2
  • Alan K. Russell
  • English
  • 15 December 2019
  • 9780890092071