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Bklyn BookMatch: Try these if you enjoyed Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Too many cooks

Rex Stout ; introduction to Champagne for one by Lena Horne. |

A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction's greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases.

Bad for business

Rex Stout. |

Tecumeseh Fox has to find a killer among enough suspects to fill a fair-sized party, when he finds he has more on his plate than bargained for.

The Italian secretary

Caleb Carr. |

Legendary detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself on the trail of a murderer whose connections may run all the way up the social ladder to the royal family. Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Caleb Carr’s brilliant new offering takes the Conan Doyle tradition to remarkable new heights with this spellbinding tale.

The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen

Laurie R. King. |

A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.

Fer-de-lance

Rex Stout ; introduction by Loren D. Estleman. |

A case of multiple murder sends super sleuth Nero Wolfe and his quick-witted legman Archie Goodwin on a desperate hunt for clues, but they soon discover that they may be getting too close to a killer when someone sends them a fer-de-lance, one of the world's most poisonous snakes, as a deadly "gift." (The first in the Nero Wolfe series, consisting of 47 titles.)

The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie. |

Village rumor hints that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her husband, but no one is sure. Then there's another victim in a chain of death. Unfortunately for the killer, master sleuth Hercule Poirot takes over the investigation. (Voted best crime novel ever written by Crime Writers’ Association )

The New adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by eminent mystery writers ; edited by Martin Harry Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Rèossel Waugh. |

Authorized by Dame Jean Conan Doyle, this anthology of fifteen Sherlock Holmes mystery short stories includes works by Stephen King, John Gardner, Dorothy B. Hughes, Michael Gilbert, Peter Lovesey, and other eminent mystery writers

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie. |

Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A 'respectable American gentleman' lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside . . . Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment -- and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

Prisoner's friend

[by] Andrew Garve [pseud. |

Robert Ashe helps an ex-convict adjust to life outside of prison and pays the ultimate price. Can a once-guilty man be proven innocent?