Sherlock Holmes, meet Alice and the Cheshire Cat. My brain hurts.
* Sherlock either shows up or is referred to in several stories.
* A few stories feature multiple universes.
* Magic can be scientific, mystical, or fairy-tale, author’s choice.
* Hard-boiled gumshoes make their noir way through several stories, mostly starting with a dame walking into the room.
* No fantasy is complete without at least one visit to the circus.
The cover led me to expect a shape-shifitng dragon, but nope.
Stories were originally from 1910 to 2008 – 2 new stories were written for the collection.