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The Metatemporal Detective

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Country  United States
Publication date  2007
Pages  327 pp
Originally published  2007
Publisher  Pyr
OCLC  154711419
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Language  English
Media type  Print (Hardback)
ISBN  978-1-59102-596-2
Author  Michael Moorcock
Cover artist  John Picacio
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Genres  Short story, Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
Similar  Michael Moorcock books, Fantasy books

The Metatemporal Detective is a collection of short fiction by the prolific award-winning British fantasy writer Michael Moorcock [1].

The stories chart the adventures of the Holmesian detective Sir Seaton Begg, his trusty sidekick Dr. Taffy Sinclair and his complex relationship with his cousin, nemesis, and occasional ally, Monsieur Zenith. The stories are set in an eclectic range of times and places and were written over the course of Moorcock's long career. The book features characters from the Moorcock 'multiverse' including the ubiquitous Una Persson. Begg owes much to the character of Sexton Blake, the eponymous magazine on which Moorcock began his literary career in his mid teens. Publishers Weekly termed the stories rather too 'broad' in their parody of established detective tropes [2].

Begg makes other appearances in Moorcock's work, most recently in Zenith Lives! from Obverse Books.

Contents

  • "The Affair of the Seven Virgins"
  • "Crimson Eyes"
  • "The Ghost Warriors"
  • "The Girl Who Killed Sylvia Blade"
  • "The Case of the Nazi Canary"
  • "Sir Milk-and-Blood"
  • "The Mystery of the Texas Twister"
  • "London Flesh"
  • "The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius"
  • "The Affair of Le Bassin des Hivers"
  • "The Flaneur des Arcades de l'Opera"
  • References

    The Metatemporal Detective Wikipedia


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