Here’s a new collection of short stories published in the US, Sherlock Holmes in America, where Holmes and Watson cross the Atlantic to solve crimes. It did make me immediately think of Stephen Fry in America, almost as though intrinsically English figures are being shipped out to the US just to see how they get on. The stories are by American writers and although there’s likely to be some Americanisation, I’m sure the original English style of Holmes won’t be lost and if that is the case, then I reckon I’m going to really enjoy this book. It will certainly open up a whole new world and culture for Holmes and Watson to be contrasted with.
Holmes and Watson in America. Original short stories. A literary gem? Elementary, of course! Sherlock Holmes makes his American debut in this fascinating and extraordinary collection of never-before-published crime and mystery stories by bestselling American writers. The world’s greatest detective and his famous sidekick Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they fight crime all over nineteenth-century North America. From the bustling neighborhoods of New York City and Washington, D.C., to sunny yet sinister cities like San Francisco on the West Coast, the world’s best-loved British sleuth will face some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer, and meet some of America’s most famous figures along the way.