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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-08-08 06:31 pm
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FMK #20: Holmesiana

Last week's K winner was Hounded. I guess I do not get to read it and find out if the second-most-popular male UF lead gets sexually assaulted as often as Harry Dresden does. ;_;

The F winner was Truckers, which is good, since I went from thinking about urban fantasy tropes to reading old Marcone/Dresden fic to reading all the Vimes/Vetinari(/Sybil) fic to reading all the Watch books to working on that prompt about the First Sedoretu of Ankh-Morpork.

(Finally reading Snuff was what convinced that that okay, Vimes could manage to be married to Margolotta, they have many things in common and also he can see in the dark now and she and Sybil as pen pals is canon, so.)

...which also explains why I still don't have any more reviews for you, oops.

But! We have made it to FMK #20! Which means another non-SF option! This week: Holmesiania.

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18671 FMK #20: Holmesiana
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon (2004)

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F
6 (42.9%)

M
7 (50.0%)

K
1 (7.1%)

Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas (1990)

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F
10 (83.3%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
2 (16.7%)

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula : or, The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count by Loren D. Estleman (1978)

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F
7 (58.3%)

M
0 (0.0%)

K
5 (41.7%)

The Return of Moriarty by John Gardner (1974)

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F
4 (44.4%)

M
3 (33.3%)

K
2 (22.2%)

Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra by Paul D. Gilbert (2010)

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F
6 (66.7%)

M
1 (11.1%)

K
2 (22.2%)

Exit Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective's Final Days by Robert Lee Hall (1977)

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F
4 (44.4%)

M
2 (22.2%)

K
3 (33.3%)

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King (1994)

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F
17 (63.0%)

M
8 (29.6%)

K
2 (7.4%)

The Empress of India: A Professor Moriarty novel by Michael Kurland (2006)

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F
4 (40.0%)

M
2 (20.0%)

K
4 (40.0%)

Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice LeBlanc (1907)

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F
11 (68.8%)

M
3 (18.8%)

K
2 (12.5%)

The Seven Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer (1974)

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F
9 (45.0%)

M
9 (45.0%)

K
2 (10.0%)

The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Death in the Air by Shane Peacock (2008)

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F
4 (44.4%)

M
1 (11.1%)

K
4 (44.4%)

The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Denis O. Smith (2014)

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F
4 (40.0%)

M
2 (20.0%)

K
4 (40.0%)

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer (2006)

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F
7 (58.3%)

M
4 (33.3%)

K
1 (8.3%)

Fer-De-Lance by Rex Stout (1934)

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F
9 (60.0%)

M
4 (26.7%)

K
2 (13.3%)

Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly: And Other New Adventures by Donald Thomas (2010)

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F
3 (30.0%)

M
2 (20.0%)

K
5 (50.0%)

In The Shadow of Sherlock Homes: Classic Edwardian and Victorian Detective Stories edited by Leslie S. Klinger (2011)

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F
8 (66.7%)

M
4 (33.3%)

K
0 (0.0%)

Sherlock Holmes through Time And Space edited by Isaac Asimov (1984)

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F
15 (83.3%)

M
2 (11.1%)

K
1 (5.6%)



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