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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Sherlock Holmes : The Australian Casebook
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'It’s 1890. Holmes’ fame has spread even to the colonies and he and his stalwart chronicler Watson are swept up in an array of mysteries ‘down under’. They find themselves summoned from location to location, dealing with the exciting and unique mysteries of this strange island continent.' (Synopsis)

Notes

  • Editor's note: This book depicts situations and characters that are reflective of the year 1890, and principally, the institutions, laws and social customs of some groups of people living in Australia at that time. The writers, editors and publisher are all well aware that certain language, attitudes and even laws would be completely unacceptable if they prevailed today, yet if those events are not included in the narratives herein the content would fail to convince of its period setting. Readers are asked to please take this into consideration; as, in some cases, the very things that will offend our sensibilities now are specifically the issues this book wishes to emphasise were scenarios that were, sadly, typical, and commonplace at a time over a century past.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,:Echo Publishing , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Bill Barnes , single work prose (p. ix-xi)
Foreword, Christopher Sequeira , single work prose (p. xiii-xvi)
The Play's the Thing, Meg Keneally , single work short story (p. 1-19)
A Wild Colonial, Kerry Greenwood , Lindy Cameron , single work short story (p. 21-54)
Shadows of the Dead, Kaaron Warren , single work short story (p. 57-68)
The Sung Man, Raymond Gates , single work short story (p. 71-82)
The Prima Donna's Finger, Will Schaefer , single work short story (p. 85-105)
The Adventure of the Demonic Abduction, Jo Hannes , single work short story (p. 107-129)
The Mystery of the Miner's Wife, Narrelle M. Harris , single work short story (p. 131-150)
The Problem of the Biggest Man in Australia, Jason Franks , single work short story (p. 153-159)
The Murder at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Robert Veld , single work short story (p. 161-189)
The Mysterious Drowning at St Kilda, Steve Cameron , single work short story (p. 191-213)
The Adventure of the Lazarus Child, L.J.M. Owen , single work short story (p. 215-237)
The Adventure of the Flash of Silver, Doug Elliott , single work short story (p. 239-264)
The Dirranbandi Station Mystery, Christopher Sequeira , single work short story (p. 267-292)
The Adventure of the Purloined Bunyip, Philip Cornell , single work short story (p. 295-305)
The Case of the Vanishing Fratery, T.S.P. Sweeney , single work short story (p. 307-335)
The Story of the Remarkable Woman, Lucy Sussex , single work short story (p. 337-354)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Echo Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published: November 2017

      ISBN: 9781760404673
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Echo Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 384 p.p.
      Description: paperback
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760686147 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Strewth! The Sleuth’s Down Under Peter Craven , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 November 2017; (p. 21)

— Review of Sherlock Holmes : The Australian Casebook 2017 anthology short story

'There is every reason to think Arthur Conan Doyle’s work will last forever. If it is the destiny of the popular writer to speak to the spirit of his age (by telling it diverting yarns that never were on land nor sea), then the stories of supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his companion and chronicler Dr Watson will continue to mesmerise the mind.' (Introduction)

Strewth! The Sleuth’s Down Under Peter Craven , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 November 2017; (p. 21)

— Review of Sherlock Holmes : The Australian Casebook 2017 anthology short story

'There is every reason to think Arthur Conan Doyle’s work will last forever. If it is the destiny of the popular writer to speak to the spirit of his age (by telling it diverting yarns that never were on land nor sea), then the stories of supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his companion and chronicler Dr Watson will continue to mesmerise the mind.' (Introduction)

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