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Notable: The Great Detective

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Notable

The Great Detective

Three new books offer very different takes on the influence of Sherlock Holmes.

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon (Mysterious Press) by Mattias Bostrom explores the genesis and development of Sherlock Holmes, from Arthur Conan Doyle's invention of the character to the many forms he has taken since.

An Obvious Fact (Viking) by Craig Johnson is a Walt Longmire mystery (the books are the basis for the Netflix Longmire series), in which the Wyoming sheriff investigates a motorcycle accident with the help of friend and Holmes fan Henry Standing Bear.

Mycroft Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Handbook (Titan Comics) by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, illustrated by Joshua Cassara and Luis Guerrero, is the first comics version of NBA star Abdul-Jabbar's series of books about Holmes' brother, Mycroft.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

 
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