The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures is an anthology of new stories featuring the beloved duo of Holmes and Watson, contributed by respected authors such as Michael Moorcock and Peter Tremayne. Most of them were specifically written for this collection, and many expand on references made by Watson in the Canon; there are two stories based on his reference to "the repulsive story of the red leech." Ranging from Holmes' college days ("The Bothersome Business of the Dutch Nativity") to his and Watson's part in the end of WWI ("The Last Battle"), the twenty-six stories are told in chronological order, linked by brief notes from the editor referring to the canonical adventures that took place at the same time and relating the circumstances in which the new stories were "discovered." As with any anthology, some of the stories are better than others, but many of them did a creditable job at capturing the spirit of the originals. Honorable mention (in my opinion, at least)goes to the first story, "The Bothersome Business of the Dutch Nativity,""The Case of the Sporting Squire," and "The Mystery of the Addleton Curse."