Sombras sobre Baker Street/ Shadows Over Baker Street

Paperback, 351 pages

Spanish language

Published Oct. 30, 2006 by La Factoria de Ideas.

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Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous literary figures of all time. For more than a hundred years, his adventures have stood as imperishable monuments to the ability of human reason to penetrate every mystery, solve every puzzle, and punish every crime. For nearly as long, the macabre tales of H. P. Lovecraft have haunted readers with their nightmarish glimpses into realms of cosmic chaos and undying evil. But what would happen if Conan Doyle's peerless detective and his allies were to find themselves faced with mysteries whose solutions lay not only beyond the grasp of logic, but of sanity itself. In this collection of all-new, all-original tales, twenty of today's most cutting edge writers provide their answers to that burning question."A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman: A gruesome murder exposes a plot against the Crown, a seditious conspiracy so cunningly wrought that only one man …

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This is the collection Neil Gaiman's famous, Hugo-award winning Sherlock Holmes/Lovecraft Pastiche/Alternative History fanfic "A Study in Emerald" was published in.
This is a bit of a problem.
Neil Gaiman is one of these bold writers who can make even fanfiction into something special. Putting him in front of an collection of similar stories written by people that are not him... makes for a startling drop in quality. Especially when his story is followed by one where the author clearly just replaced one character's name with Irene Adler's and hoped nobody would notice.
So, yes, the collection is a mixed bag. It is situated thematically in the curiously large intersection between non-canon Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu Mythos. Both areas have had a large amount of fan-written and professionally published stories, with a dash of crossover between those two that goes back to at least the 1980s. And it mostly works …


  • Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
  • Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Horror
  • Spanish: Adult Fiction
  • Horror - General
  • Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Mystery & Detective - Short Stories