Coming very soon, or quite possibly, available even as I type.
Simon Clark (ed.) - The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Robinson, April 2015)
Paul Finch - The Monster of Hell’s Gate William Meikle - The Case of the Maltese Catacombs Denis O. Smith - The Adventure of the Colonel’s Daughter Alison Littlewood - The Mystery of the Red City Nev Fountain - The Doll Who Talked to the Dead David Moody - A Concurrence of Coincidences Andrew Darlington - The Strange Death of Sherlock Holmes Simon Clark - The Climbing Man Sam Stone - The Curse of Guangxu Johnny Mains - The Case of the Revenant Cavan Scott - The Adventure of the Mummy’s Curse Paul Kane - The Case of the Lost Soul Stephen Volk - The Lunacy of Celestine Blot Mark Morris - The Crimson Devil Carole Johnstone - The Draugr of Tromse
Publicity blurb: The spirit of Sherlock Holmes lives on in this treasure trove of 'hitherto lost' overseas mysteries investigated by the great detective himself
In this wonderful anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of singularly talented writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan Doyle's work, present a new and thrilling dimension to Holmes's career.
I'm not sure I'd be so desperate to blag a copy of this were it not for the fact that the line-up reads like its come straight from an entry in Paul Finch's marvellous Terror Tales .... series.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.