The first Sherlock Holmes story I ever read was THE ADVENTURE OF
THE SPECKLED BAND. Actually, it was read to me and a class of about
35 other students in Sister Theresa Mary's fifth grade class at St.
Agatha School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. I was hooked; I checked out
of the library a HUGE volume entitled THE SHERLOCK HOLMES OMNIBUS
and read nothing else for weeks. Forty years and some change later,
I still read those stories. And I've always wished there were more.
Many writers have tried to