Books: Elementary

THE LAST SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY by Michael Dibdin Pantheon; 192 pages; $7.95

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. DRACULA by Loren D. Estleman Doubleday; 214 pages; $7.95

It was on a damp October night in 18 —when the wind howled like a child in the chimney. In those days Sherlock Holmes kept a child in the chimney for comparison purposes.

"Yes, Watson," he remarked paradoxically, "the future can be discerned. It is the past that is hidden."

"Great Scott!" I expostulated. "How did you read my mind?"

He puffed upon his underslung pipe. "When I see a...

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