The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

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The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
ExploitsOfSherlockHolmes.jpg
First edition cover
Author Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Detective fiction short stories
Publisher J. Murray
Publication date
1954
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 313

The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes is a short story collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches written by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr, first published in 1954. As an early and rather authoritative example of Sherlockian pastiche—the collaborators being the son and the authorised biographer of Holmes's creator—there is much to interest collectors.

Stories and writing[edit]

The stories contained in the collection are:

The collaboration was not smooth, as Douglas G.Greene relates in John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles. There is some doubt about who wrote what—though at times Carr's highly recognisable style breaks through the convention of pastiching the original Conan Doyle stories.[citation needed]

In 1963 John Murray published two paperback volumes which divided the stories into The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle and More Exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr. The first title contains the last six stories listed above, the second the first six. Greene suggests that authorship may be more complex.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Greene, Douglas (1995). John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles. New York: Otto Penzler. ISBN 1-883402-47-6. 
  • Redmond, Christopher (2009). Sherlock Holmes Handbook (2nd ed.). Toronto: Dundurn Press. p. 213. ISBN 1-55488-446-2.