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“Leslie...is certainly a man of energy and character” [MISS] 

Without a doubt, one of the greatest Sherlock Holmes scholars of our time is Les Klinger, BSI ("The Abbey Grange"). Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he updated and expanded the landmark Annotated Sherlock Holmes by William S. Baring-Gould, BSI ("The Gloria Scott"). His work took on two forms: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W.W. Norton, and The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library, published by Wessex Press.

But Les's work goes far beyond Sherlock Holmes. He has created five other annotated volumes, plus has edited a variety of mystery fiction books. He's a certifiable editing and annotating dynamo.

We talked with Les on the four (!) books he has out this year, and on what goes into the process of annotating classic books.

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