April 2, 2011

Shane Stevens Saturday: Ellery Queen

Shane Stevens didn't write very many short stories. He limited his shorter works to nonfiction pieces, essays, and book reviews. However, I do know of one short story publication I desperately wish I could find since it's a surprising one.

The February 1969 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine includes a rare short by Stevens. It's a story called "The Final Adventure" and it's about Sherlock Holmes.

That's right, Shane Stevens wrote a Sherlock Holmes story.

Of course, he wrote it on his own terms. An issue of The Baker Street Journal called Shane's Holmes pastiche, "sacrilegious and rather gruesome". An impressive feat to accomplish in a mere 5 pages of fiction.
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