A Celebration of Sherlockian Scholarship Volume Two: 19602010
Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
The second volume of The Grand Game, which covers the past half-century (19602010), completes the carefully selected sampling of the best and most important pieces of Sherlockian scholarship and speculation since the inception of "the grand game" over a century ago.
The Grand Game, Volume Two contains over 60 prime examples of Sherlockian criticism published during the last 50 years. Like Volume One, it is edited with an introduction and commentary by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.
The Grand Game has been both a critical and commercial success. Volume One contained many of the classic pieces of "the higher criticism" published between 1902 and 1959. Volume Two highlights contributions since 1960. The first volume contained articles by many notable early Sherlockians. There are a great many recognizable names contained in Volume Two, including William S. Baring-Gould, Tupper Bigelow, Bernard Davies, Lord Donegal, Trevor Hall, and Michael Harrison. Newer, important articles by Peter E. Blau, David Hammer, William Hyder, Wayne Swift, Jack Tracy and Nicholas Utechin are also collected in the new volume.
Praise for Volume One: "If your shelves can only accommodate a handful of Sherlockian volumes, this should be one of them." Jon L. Breen, Mystery Scene Magazine
408 pages, hardcover, January 2012 With more than 60 photographs & illustrations