» » The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories

Fb2 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories ePub

by Sir Hugh edited by GREENE

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Sir Hugh edited by GREENE
ISBN: 0394714873
ISBN13: 978-0394714875
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon Books; 1st Pantheon pbk. ed edition (1983)
Fb2 eBook: 1851 kb
ePub eBook: 1471 kb
Digital formats: lrf rtf mobi azw

The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes was not the only detective at work in late Victorian England. Others, some honest, some untrustworthy, all highly capable, were at work all over England.

The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. This book contains short stories featuring several of those sleuths. I always enjoyed Agatha Christie's book Partners in Crime. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford set up a small detective agency in the hopes of tracking down a master criminal. In part of the book, they decide to emulate some other fictional detectives. I remember reading the book and wondering who they were talking sometimes.

Start by marking The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective . In these thirteen stories Hugh Greene gives enchanting proof that Sherlock Holmes stood by no means alone as a private detective i. .

Start by marking The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In these thirteen stories Hugh Greene gives enchanting proof that Sherlock Holmes stood by no means alone as a private detective in late-Victorian and Edwardian London. Some investigators, like Martin Hewitt ACE ISBN 0140033114 (ISBN13: 9780140033113).

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories from your list? The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories. 1st Pantheon pbk. ed.

PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ, England. Sir, It is to be regretted that your correspondent ( Tribal War in Western Uganda, 25 Oc. did not trouble himself to probe more deeply into the conflict between the Bwamba and Batoro peoples, and saw fit only to repeat the confused observations of a generation of misfit District Commissioners. The wisdom of comparing the Bwamba to other quarrelsome African peoples is questionable; to publish this comparison is folly.

Short stories relating the exploits of Victorian England's greatest detectives demonstrate the literary talents of Conan Doyle's contemporaries show more. Format Paperback 336 pages. Dimensions 10. 2 x 17. x 2. 2mm 22. g. Publication date 28 Feb 1972. Publisher Penguin Books. Publication City/Country United Kingdom. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

knew the letter by heart and kept repeating, But why misfits? ), she was not at the parking lot when he arrived

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is the first in a series of published anthologies by Hugh Greene, elder brother of author Graham Greene and the former director-general of the BBC.

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is the first in a series of published anthologies by Hugh Greene, elder brother of author Graham Greene and the former director-general of the BBC. Some of the stories were subsequently adapted for a television series of the same name, broadcast in 1971-73. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Pantheon Books, 1970; ISBN 0-394-41330-X. Cosmopolitan Crimes: Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Pantheon Books, 1971; ISBN 0-394-47340-X.

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is a British anthology mystery television series produced by Thames Television which was originally broadcast on the ITV Network

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is a British anthology mystery television series produced by Thames Television which was originally broadcast on the ITV Network. There were two series of 13 fifty-minute episodes; the first aired in 1971, the second in 1973.

The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes by Green, Hugh and a great .

Thirteen tales chosen by the editor from the golden age of late-Victorian and Edwardian detective fiction; each one proves that Sherlock Holmes stood by no means alone as the master detective of the the day.
Comments to eBook The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories
Voodoosida
"The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" is now a catch-phrase for the adventures of other sleuths in the same time-period as Sherlock Holmes. I bought another copy because I wore the first one out - my first had the cover as shown, the second (which arrived in excellent shape!) had a composite cover featuring the actors of the series as it appeared on BBC TV. But do I like it? Hugh Greene did an awesome selection job - asking me to rate this is like asking me how I like the Bible. There is absolutely no comparison to anything else!
inform
THIS WAS A GIFT FOR A MYSTERY LOVING FRIEND. SHE HAS ALREADY READ IT TWICE
Yramede
This collection by Hugh Greene shows that there were mytery writers of the period in other countries who also had talent in suspense and twisting tales.
Androwyn
This book is a great overview of mystery writers who were around at the same time as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dyni
The early detective stories in Cosmopolitan Crimes: Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes introduce some of his more accomplished foreign contemporaries. These fictional detectives pursued their business in France, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, United States, Denmark, Austria, and Canada. Shockingly, one French investigator even had the audacity to work in London.

Hugh Greene compiled these mysteries, all written between 1891, the year Holmes first appeared in the Strand Magazine, and the outbreak of war in 1914.

My favorites were the seven clever, amusing stories by Grant Allen - 2, Robert Barr - 1, Jacques Futrelle - 2, and Maurice Leblanc - 2. I have occasionally encountered Futrelle's quirky genius, oddly called the Thinking Machine, and Leblanc's brilliant (and unscrupulous) Arsene Lupin, but Allen's Sir Charles Vandrift and his nemesis Colonel Clay were entirely new to me. Also new was Robert Barr's creation, Monsieur Valmont, the audacious investigator that I mentioned earlier.

Two stories were translated into English for this collection: the delightful Danish tale, A Sensible Course of Action by Baron Palle Rosenkrantz, and a German mystery, Anonymous Letters by Balduin Groller. While not my favorite, The Murder at the Duck Club wins the award for most unexpected investigator, November Joe, a Canadian backwoodsman.

The thirteen stories include: The Episode of the Mexican Seer and The Episode of the Diamond Links (Grant Allen), Five Hundred Carats (George Griffith), A Bracelet at Bruges (Arnold Bennett), The Absent-Minded Coterie (Robert Barr), The Problem of Cell 13 and The Superfluous Finger (Jacques Futrelle), Arsene Lupin in Prison and The Red Silk Scarf (Maurice Leblanc), A Sensible Course of Action (Baron Palle Rosenkrantz), Anonymous Letters (Balduin Groller), The Secret of the Magnifique (E. Phillips Oppenheim), and The Murder at the Duck Club (H. Hesketh Prichard).

This collection is the second of three companion volumes. Greene's first collection, titled The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Books, 1971), includes only detectives that have identifiable addresses in the London, not unlike No. 221b Baker Street. I have yet to read the third collection, The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Books, 1973).

A rose by any name: For those searching for a copy of Cosmopolitan Crimes: Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes it might help to know that it was also published under another title, More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Cosmopolitan Crimes, in 1971 in Great Britain.
Dianalmeena
Sherlock Holmes was not the only detective at work in late Victorian England. Others, some honest, some untrustworthy, all highly capable, were at work all over England. This book contains short stories featuring several of those sleuths.

I always enjoyed Agatha Christie's book Partners in Crime. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford set up a small detective agency in the hopes of tracking down a master criminal. In part of the book, they decide to emulate some other fictional detectives. I remember reading the book and wondering who they were talking sometimes. This little collection features a few of the people they copied.

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, as she is called, although there is no official title given, is the only woman in the book. Her case, I thought, was a rather easy one. The rest of the sleuths include the Old Man in the Corner with his piece of string, Dr. Thorndike, Romney Pringle - one of the few to appear twice in the book, Duckworth Drew of the Secret Service, and several others. Some I had never heard of before, but a few of the stories, like the one with Martin Hewett chasing down a missing bank clerk and some stolen cash, I had read before. I enjoyed all the stories. The editor picked out a great variety and I would love to read another such collection. Recommended for fans of historical mysteries, espionage, or the short story.
Dikus
Sherlock Holmes was not the only detective at work in late Victorian England. Others, some honest, some untrustworthy, all highly capable, were at work all over England. This book contains short stories featuring several of those sleuths.

I always enjoyed Agatha Christie's book Partners in Crime. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford set up a small detective agency in the hopes of tracking down a master criminal. In part of the book, they decide to emulate some other fictional detectives. I remember reading the book and wondering who they were talking sometimes. This little collection features a few of the people they copied.

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, as she is called, although there is no official title given, is the only woman in the book. Her case, I thought, was a rather easy one. The rest of the sleuths include the Old Man in the Corner with his piece of string, Dr. Thorndike, Romney Pringle - one of the few to appear twice in the book, Duckworth Drew of the Secret Service, and several others. Some I had never heard of before, but a few of the stories, like the one with Martin Hewett chasing down a missing bank clerk and some stolen cash, I had read before. I enjoyed all the stories. The editor picked out a great variety and I would love to read another such collection. Recommended for fans of historical mysteries, espionage, or the short story.
Related to The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ; early detective stories
Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes eBook
Fb2 Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes ePub
Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Prince Other Stories (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Breese)) eBook
Fb2 Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Prince  Other Stories (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Breese)) ePub
The Somnambulist And The Detective: Vincent Starrett And Sherlock Holmes eBook
Fb2 The Somnambulist And The Detective: Vincent Starrett And Sherlock Holmes ePub
The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes eBook
Fb2 The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes ePub
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Boscombe Pool (Penguin Readers, Level 3) eBook
Fb2 Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Boscombe Pool (Penguin Readers, Level 3) ePub
The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection) eBook
Fb2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection) ePub
Sherlock Holmes and the Kiss of Death eBook
Fb2 Sherlock Holmes and the Kiss of Death ePub
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Two eBook
Fb2 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Two ePub
I, Sherlock Holmes: Memoirs of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, OM, late consulting private detective-in-ordinary to their majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and King George V eBook
Fb2 I, Sherlock Holmes: Memoirs of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, OM, late consulting private detective-in-ordinary to their majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and King George V ePub