A review by lucyp21
Associates of Sherlock Holmes, by Tim Pratt, Simon Butcher-Jones, Cavan Scott, Andy Lane, Jonathan Barnes, Jaine Fenn, George Mann, James Lovegrove, Nick Kyme, Ian Edginton, Kara Dennison, William Meikle, Jeffrey Thomas, Lyndsay Faye


This was a short story collection that I picked up from the library simply because it was Sherlock Holmes and I saw it was edited by George Mann. These stories are told from the point of view of characters from the Sherlock Holmes stories, some of them well-known (Lestrade, Irene Adler etc), while some are from the point of views of characters who only appeared for a story or had a throwaway line to refer to them. The stories covered many different genres, including paranormal which was a bit of a surprise for me.

Considering a short story collection is not normally on my list of books to reach for, this was an enjoyable read for me. I liked all the various stories, as well as seeing different views of Holmes and Watson, as the stories include those who are their enemies as well as their allies. My favourite stories were ones from the points of view of Violet Hunter, Billy the Page, Irene Adler (ouch!) and Sebastian Moran as nearly all of them gave a different interpretation of the characters themselves.

I definitely want to get out the next book of this series. 4 stars!