For the Sake of the Game by Laurie R. King

For the Sake of the Game

In a sensational follow-up to Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon.For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: ...

Details For the Sake of the Game

TitleFor the Sake of the Game
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreMystery, Short Stories, Anthologies, Fiction, Short Story Collection, Suspense, Retellings

Reviews For the Sake of the Game

  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityWelcome to my review of the biennual collection of Sherlock Holmes-inspired stories edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. This is an every two years treat, as evidenced by my reviews of the previous collections in this quasi-series, A Study In Sherlock, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and Echoes of Sherlock Holmes.The stories in all of these collections were inspired by Holmes, one way or another...
  • Mystery & Thriller
    With their fourth Sherlock Holmes short story collection, authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have put together something special. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME features stories inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, but not necessarily starring him. This allows for the writers of these tales to be as creative as possible, and the end result is some wonderful and quite unique entries.The book’s title comes from "The Adventure...
  • Linda Baker
    Following two earlier anthologies, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, this new anthology features stories inspired by the Holmes Canon. It features stories by some of the best-known authors of today. Peter S. Beagle, Reed Farrell Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L.P. Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D.P. Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and...
  • Sarah
    There were a couple of pretty decent stories in here- The Case of the Missing Case by Alan Gordon had a good young Sherlock and Mycroft, Hounded by Zoe Sharp did a good modernization of Hound of the Baskervilles (and included the author's own character), and The Case of the Naked Butterfly by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello was a totally surreal comic of insect Holmes & Watson.But a lot of them were only tangentially related to Sherlock Holme...
  • Amy
    Excellent - a diverse collection in format, settings, and Holmes characters. I especially liked the ones by Zoe Sharp, Harley Jane Kozak, Alan Gordon, and Jamie Freveletti, but there wasn't a single story I didn't enjoy!
  • Elisabeth Hayden
    Not enough Laurie in the book.
  • Ray Palen
    Read my review this Friday on bookreporter. com.
  • Jan
    I really enjoyed all the different settings, dates, crimes, etc.
  • Wendy Hellwig
    Thoroughly enjoyable -- interesting range of stories including a graphic version starring bugs.
  • Patrick Ewing