Publisher: Oldcastle Books (May 28, 2008)
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Sherlock Holmes is the main well-known fictional detective ever created. The supremely rational sleuth and his in charge spouse, Dr. Watson, will without end be linked to the gaslit and smog-filled streets of past due nineteenth- and early 20th-century London. but Holmes and Watson weren't the single ones fixing mysterious crimes and foiling the plans of villainous masterminds in Victorian and Edwardian England. The years among 1890 and 1914 have been a golden age for English magazines, so much of which released crime and detective fiction. The startling luck of the Holmes tales that seemed within the Strand journal spawned numerous imitators. This quantity highlights a few of these "rivals" of Sherlock Holmes. The 15 stories during this anthology introduce readers to such sleuths as lawyer-turned-detective Martin Hewitt; the outdated guy within the nook who solves crimes that defeated Scotland Yard's finest, by the writer of the Scarlet Pimpernel; forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke; Jacques Futrelle's dazzlingly highbrow genius, Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, aka the pondering computing device; and Carnacki the Ghost Finder, the detective of the occult, created via mythical horror author William desire Hodgson. it may possibly be precise that there by no means has been and not should be a detective rather like Sherlock Holmes, yet as this collection shows, he stood a long way from alone.