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Game Is Afoot, the (1994) [Anthology]
by Poul Anderson Isaac Asimov John Kendrick Bangs Maurice Baring James M. Barrie Jacques Barzun Joseph Bell Sam Benady Ruth Berman Robert Bloch Anthony Boucher Carole Buggé John Dickson Carr Arthur Chapman August Derleth Arthur Conan Doyle Craig Shaw Gardner Kenneth Grahame Bret Harte H.F. Heard O. Henry Edward D. Hoch James C. Iraldi Harold Emery Jones William B. Kahn Marvin Kaye Jon Koons Stephen Leacock R.C. Lehmann Fritz Leiber Charles Loomis R.K. Munkittrick Stuart Palmer Edmund (Lester) Pearson Daniel Manus Pinkwater ZaSu Pitts Nick Pollotta Basil Rathbone S.C. Roberts Roberta Rogow Ray Russell Amanda Russell Darrell Schweitzer Crighton Sellars Luke Sharp Vincent Starrett Frederic Dorr Steele P.M. Stone John Sutherland Manly Wade Wellman Carolyn Wells Jon White Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This long awaited volume finally brings to light several cases of the world's most renowned detective originally suppressed to avoid causing scandal and embarrassment to the Crown, to public figures, or to Sherlock Holmes himself. Now, finally, the truth is revealed about Holmes' exploits involving such figures as Ida Tarbell, Consuelo Vanderbilt, P.G. Wodehouse, and James McNeil Whistler. Related by diverse hands, including Watson, Inspector Lestrade, and Holmes himself, detailing untold incidents involving the Titanic, Holmes' rematch with Irene Adler, the childhoods of both Holmes and Watson, and one unfortunate result of Holmes' facility with disguise, this cornucopia of Sherlockiana will delight fans young and not-so-young.


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Preliminary Ponderings
    • Sherlock Holmes by Frederic Dorr Steele
    • The Recollections of Captain Wilkie by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • The Original of Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Harold Emery Jones
    • Mr. Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Joseph Bell
  • Early Parodies – Con Amore
    • The Singular Adventure of the Unexpected Doorscraper by Kenneth Grahame
    • The Adventure of the Two Collaborators by James M. Barrie
    • The Mystery of Pinkham’s Diamond Stud by John Kendrick Bangs
    • The Umbrosa Burglary by R.C. Lehmann
    • A La Sherlock Holmes by Charles Loomis
    • The Sign of the “400" by R.K. Munkittrick
    • The Adventure of the Clothes-line by Carolyn Wells
    • Sherlock Holmes Umpires Baseball Anonymous
  • Six Classic Pastiches
    • The Adventure of the Circular Room by August Derleth
    • The Adventure of the Marked Man by Stuart Palmer
    • The Strange Case of the Megatherium Thefts by S.C. Roberts
    • The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet by Vincent Starrett
    • The Enchanted Garden by H.F. Heard
    • But Our Hero Was Not Dead by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Scholarly Ponderings
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery by Edmund Pearson
    • In the Island of Uffa by Poul Anderson
    • The Tibetan Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Amanda Russell
    • The Histrionic Holmes by Marvin Kaye
    • How Holmes Came to Play the Violin by Jacques Barzun
  • Parodies Absurdes et Cruelles
    • The Really Final Solution by Nick Pollotta
    • The Unmasking of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Chapman
    • The Succored Beauty by William B. Kahn
    • The Adventure of the Second Swag by Luke Sharp
    • An Irreducible Detective Story by Stephen Leacock
    • The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes by O. Henry
    • The Stolen Cigar Case by Bret Harte
    • A Letter from Mycroft Holmes by Jon White
    • The Murder of Conan Doyle by Ray Russell
    • The Adventure of the Conk-Singleton Papers by John Dickson Carr
    • Journal of a Ghurka Physician by Capt. Daniel M. Pinkwater
    • The Struldbrugg Reaction by John Sutherland
  • New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    • The Moriarty Gambit by Fritz Lieber
    • The Adventure of the Missing Countess by Jon Koons
    • The Gibraltar Letter by Sam Benady
    • The Strange Case of the Tongue-Tied Tenor by Carole Buggé
    • The Problem of the Purple Maculas by James C. Iraldi
    • Our American Cousins by Roberta Rogow
  • Pieces Problematical
    • The Field Bazaar by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sussex Interview by P.M. Stone
    • From the Diary of Sherlock Holmes by Maurice Baring
    • Mrs. Hudson Speaks by ZaSu Pitts
    • The Adventure of the Bogle-Wolf by Anthony Boucher
    • Sherlock Holmes in Oz by Ruth Berman
    • The Sinister Cheesecake by Craig Shaw Gardner
    • The Dilemma of the Distressed Savoyard by Crighton Sellars
    • The Adventure of the Death-Fetch by Darrell Schweitzer
    • The Theft of the Persian Slipper by Edward D. Hoch
    • The Dynamics of an Asteroid by Robert Bloch
    • ”Daydream” by Basil Rathbone
  • Appendix I: Miscellaneous Notes
  • Appendix II: Holmesiography

Original title: The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Umbrosa Burglary, the (1893) [Short Story]
      Author: R.C. Lehmann
     Sign of the "400", the (1894) [Short Story]
      Author: R.K. Munkittrick
     Stolen Cigar-Case, the (1900) [Short Story]
      Author: Bret Harte
     Sherlock Holmes Umpires Baseball (1906) [Short Story]
      Author: Unknown Author
     Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Irreducible Detective Story, an (1916) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Leacock
     Adventure of the Two Collaborators, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: James M. Barrie
     In the Island of Uffa (1965) [Short Story]
      Author: Poul Anderson
     Theft of the Persian Slipper, the (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch

Edition #1: Game Is Afoot, the

Game Is Afoot, the (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Marvin Kaye
  • "A masterful job...The Game Is Afoot is a mother lode of Sherlockian writings." The Armchair Detective
  • "As a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and Sherlockian for three decades, I think this is the biggest and best anthology of parodies and pastiches since Ellery Queen's The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, now a half-century old." Otto Penzler
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The Game Is Afoot (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312117979
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 1.4
Pages: 528

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