I think that a lot of the stories in this collection were less charming and quirky, and more edgy, and that's why I didn't like it as well. I don't know, it just felt... colder and darker, somehow. Instead of five favorite stories in it, I only have three:
+ "The Case of the Missing Case" by Alan Gordon, which has a young Sherlock Holmes learning some lessons from a master of disguise and putting his already formidable talents to work.
+ "The Adventure of the Six Sherlocks" by Toni L. P. Kelner, in which a murder at a Sherlock Holmes fan convention gets solved by a reporter and her unexpected sidekick.
+ "Hounded" by Zoe Sharp, which retells The Hound of the Baskervilles in the modern era and inserts an extra character into it, with some surprising results.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-13/R -- some stories are decidedly on the R side, with others being much tamer and cleaner.
This is my 4th book read from my TBR shelves for #TheUnreadShelfProject2021.