The following is a review of the MX short story collections edited by David Marcum. This review was written by Lenny Picker in Publishers’ Weekly:
Faithful Sidekicks: Mysteries & Thrillers 2020–2021
By Lenny Picker | Nov 13, 2020
The New Sherlock Holmes Stories volumes consistently garner starred reviews fromPW; the stories ina 2018 installment, for instance, “manage to remain faithful to Conan Doyle and to display the creative plotting gifts of their authors.” As of November, the number of short stories in the series totals more than 500, dwarfing the 56 that Conan Doyle wrote.
That impressive figure and sustained level of quality is a credit to the series’ editor, David Marcum. In 2015, Marcum, who had published Holmes pastiches with MX before, approached Emecz about editing an anthology of a dozen or so stories. “My requirements were that these new adventures had to be absolutely…
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