Books by Leslie S. Klinger

FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Only 'The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks,' Toni L.P. Kelner's inventive, amusing story of a fatal poisoning at a Baker Street Con, hits the mark in every category. Fans will argue endlessly about which others are the real keepers."
Following their three earlier co-edited collections exploring farther and farther reaches of the universe of Sherlock Holmes pastiches (Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, 2016, etc.), King and Klinger have commissioned 14 new stories that make up their wildest, weirdest crop yet. Read full book review >
CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920S by Leslie S. Klinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Though die-hard fans may find it disappointing to return to these hoary landmarks, Klinger has provided the perfect gift for newcomers lucky enough not to have read its contents already—and the perfect excuse to wonder if a 1930s sequel may be lurking around the corner."
A gargantuan, extensively annotated collection of five cornerstones of American crime fiction that every fan will want to own even if they never read (or reread) them. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF AGATHA CHRISTIE by Leslie S. Klinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Less notable for its individual stories than for the revised narrative they support that shows Victorian women actively working the field long before Miss Marple."
Veteran anthologist Klinger's fondness for shadows (In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe, 2015, etc.) leads him to a bit of overreaching: none of the 17 authors showcased here toiled in Christie's shadow, because their stories all appeared between 1850 and 1917, before Christie had published a word. Read full book review >
ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE by Laura Caldwell
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 7, 2017

"A searing, unforgettable anthology, with valuable insights provided at the end of each chapter by the editors."
A unique collection of 15 wrongful conviction sagas bound to shake faith in the American criminal justice system. Read full book review >
ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though the level of inspiration in individual stories varies widely, every fan will find different reasons to cheer. And they'll all marvel at the inventive range of this salute to the greatest of all fictional detectives."
"Inspired" is the key word here, for contributors have been encouraged to interpret their remit even more broadly than in the editors' previous two collections (In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
IN THE COMPANY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2014

"Notable among its many competitors mainly for raising the question of what can legitimately count as Sherlock-ian pastiche. Even readers who aren't pleased with every answer will undoubtedly be stimulated to provide answers of their own, perhaps for the inevitable next collection."
A notorious lawsuit over whether the Great Detective was in the public domain—he is, according to the court—held up this sequel to King and Klinger's collection A Study in Sherlock (2011), but it's well worth waiting for.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Enough variety for the dabbler, together with enough reverence for the canon to appeal to the true Holmes addict."
King (The Art of Detection, 2006, etc.) and Klinger (The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 2004, etc.) offer a selection of tributes to The Great Detective. Read full book review >