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Dec 22 2011 1:00pm
Holmes for the Holidays Vintage Book Sweepstakes!

Back in 1996, the late Martin Greenberg, along with Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh edited an anthology of original Sherlock Holmes stories set in and around Christmas time called Holmes for the Holidays! And though this book and its sequel More Holmes for the Holidays are long out of print, we have managed to procure vintage copies as a special Holiday treat. Keep in mind these are out-of-print and used books, so they’re slightly worn. Both are hardcover with their dustjackets intact and we’re giving them away as a set of two. The full details on the rules are below:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, fill out entry on this post beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) December 22, 2011. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET December 29, 2011. Void outside of the 50 US and DC and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

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124 comments
Kvon
2. Jessica @ Book Sake
Love Sherlock, vintage is even better!
Kvon
3. Nancy Reynolds
I would LOVE to win this Sherlock Homes book. It sounds great. Happy Holidays. nancy
Kvon
6. Bonnie Colvert
Seriously are you kidding? What a Christmas or anytime present! This is an awesome prize! I just saw new Sherlock Holmes movie, but books are ALWAYS better!
Kvon
7. Columcille
Oo, I'll be Holmes for Christmas...
Kvon
8. Nathan Shumate
Sherlock Holmes and the Ghost of Christmas Past! Woo!
Susan Meek
9. smeek1958
I'd love to win these books; my birthday is just around the corner!
Kvon
9. dshoover
I would LOVE to win this Sherlock Homes book. It sounds great. Happy Holidays. Debbie
Kvon
12. JC0412
makes me ancient, but here's to being holmes for the holidays
Kvon
13. Edd
What great timing! We saw the new movie last night.
Kvon
14. LeahH
Oh my goodness. I must have this title in my collection.
Bobby Berry
15. bvberry
I have been reading Holmes since I was a kid. I am almost 50 now. These sound wonderful. Thanks.
Jeff Weston
17. JWezy
Holmes and Watson are some of my favorite fictional characters. I already own the complete original text, this would be wonderful. Happy Holidays!
Kvon
18. Brenda H
I LOVE Christmas stories, I LOVE Sherlock Holmes, I am somewhat embarrassed that I didn't know these collections existed. Will look for them later if I don't win.
Kvon
19. Jason K.
Awesome! Thanks! And have a happy holiday!
Kvon
20. OtterB
Count me in, please.
Kvon
23. Witchfrost
Happy Holidays!
Kvon
24. Mister Nizz
Oh, yes, let's DO!
Kvon
25. G Weiss
I'd love to win.
Kvon
26. Lauren J.
I found these in the library years ago and loved them. Such a great idea for a collection!
Kvon
28. Dennis Henley
Happy Holidays. Here's to more great anthologies.
Kvon
29. kamandi
Cool present for someone, maybe me. :)
Kvon
30. Dr Tuka
It is elementary (someone had to say it eventually) that THIS is what the doctor ordered for Christmas! The game is afoot now! (and this too)
Kvon
31. KateH
I once had these in paperback, and I gave them to a friend's daughter to introduce her to Holmes pastiches. I would love to get hardcover books to add to my collection!
Kvon
32. Jody F
Awesome prize that I would LOVE to get my hands on!
Kvon
36. Anne Burner
Yes, please! Perfect timing with the new movie out and all.
Sarah Hale
38. rocketshale
Sherlock Holmes Christmas stories make much more sense than so many Doctor Who Christmas specials. At least Holmes would be likely to celebrate or observe a winter holiday celebration for an Earth-based religion. :}
Kvon
41. Bjones
I love Sherlock!
Kvon
42. SpecialK
Hot diggity! I thought the news of the Holmes for the Holidays on Tor was awesome but add in a collection of stories...awesomer!
Kvon
43. Ashley Minnich
Holmes is one of the best fictitious characters I've had the pleasure to read! What a great idea for a holiday gift!
Kvon
44. Mike R.
...let's hope that's Snow on Holmes' jacket.

All kidding aside, bravo for resurrecting vintage literature and offering it to us geeky masses. Happy holidays, Tor; and happy holidays fellow geeks.
Kvon
45. jmd
I would LOVE to have this!! Have been a Sherlock fans for years and years! Please please please!

And Happy Holidays to all the Tor denizens if I don't see you on other threads!
Kvon
46. Maureen W.
I need to get this so I can give it to my Uber-Holmes-fan friend!
Kvon
48. Rob Blake
Hell yeah - enter me !!! The holidays are always about Holmes, right?
Kvon
49. Papajack
Yes, Yes, Yes!!! I want!
Kvon
51. littlearashi
Thanks for this giveaway!
Becky Hantsbarger
52. BeckyIA
Oh please! Pretty please! God bless us every one!
Kvon
53. DocSavage
Vintage indeed Watson
Kvon
55. Desmond
Count me in, please!
Kvon
56. Jason (No, the Other One)
How fun!
James Veitch
57. JamesDamadan
Christmas can be only improved by spending it with the Great Detective.
Kerry Kuhn
60. Kerry
The Sherlock Holmes books were my first 'grown-up' books when I was growing up and I still re-read them. New stories = awesome, want!
Kvon
63. John Taber
Count me in. :)
Kvon
64. seltaeb
I still remember a great Christmas gift from my Grandmother of the Complete Sherlock Holmes. I would love to get this!
Kvon
66. RLBrown
The gift that keeps on giving!
Kvon
67. ROBINM
I'd love to have these books.
Kvon
68. ComtessedeBussy
Sounds wonderful! And happy holidays!
Kvon
70. Lesa Holstine
I"m throwing my name into the contest for these books. BIG Holmes fan. Thank you.
Shaka Jamal
71. shaka-jamal
It's elmentary, I would like "Holmes for the Holidays..." :-0)
Kvon
75. divernick
Sounds great!
Kvon
76. Betty N
I would love this book!
Kvon
77. Christopher Skipp
Sounds like a good read. I'm in. Thanks.
Kvon
78. Tim Bartik
This would be great
Kvon
81. billdavis
How timely - I'm on a Sherlock Holmes-related book collection binge! I hope I win! Thanks Tor!
Kvon
82. Jerry A Taylor
Who doesn't love it when the game is afoot!
Kvon
83. Kimberly B.
This looks like a great anthology! Thanks for the terrific giveaway!
Kvon
84. Michelle L.
Ahhhhhh! Would love to win!
Peter Nein
85. gimpols1908
I'll be Holmes for Christmas. You can count on Moriarty... Please have crimes and obsucre finds, and some acts of gallantry...
Kvon
88. P Hansen
Would love to win these!
Laura Wooton
89. LWooton
I can never say no to book giveaways.
Liathiana
90. Liathiana
I would love to have Holmes for Christmas, I need moar!
Kvon
91. Robin D
Holmes for the holidays.
thank you
Kvon
92. Sifi Mikey
Elementary..........
Jacob Silvia
93. aethercowboy
There's no place like... err.. no person like...

I'm confused...
Kvon
94. GaryF
"Quick, Watson! This time the game is not just a foot, but a rare pair of books!"
Kvon
96. Kandapa E
Great giveaway! Happy holidays!
Kvon
97. lomifeh
Always down for more Holmes. Merry Christmas everyone.
Kvon
98. Katie M
I love Holmes and love the prize.Happy Happy Holidays to one and all.
Kvon
99. Chris Peltier
Yes, please!
Kvon
101. jamesr1960
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be.....Christmas!
Kvon
103. Dave E.
I hear that the
Reichenbach Falls are lovely at Christmas time
Kvon
104. Carol Elaine
While one's brain attic should not be filled with superfluous lumber that might crowd out more important knowledge, one's bookshelves should be packed to overflowing with excellent writing so that one may lay one's hand upon it when needed. Hence my desire for this esteemed set of
treatises to grace my shelves.
Kvon
105. kcr
1. This is one of the best give aways you have ever done.
2. I was 24 in 1996. I refuse to believe that 1996 is vintage.
Holly Johnson
106. HollyAnn
Holmes for Christmas would make this a perfect Holly-day!
Kvon
107. jennifer lane
Awesome giveaway!
Kvon
108. Carly Lanners
I love love love Sherlock Holmes! Anything involving a tribute to him would be so wonderful!
Glenda Wilson
110. glinda
How on earth did I not know about these when they first came out? (Would love to win them...)
Kvon
111. chromiumman
great title
Kvon
113. John Gallagher
Awesome! Sign me up!
Kvon
114. JaneDrew
Fabulous! Yes, please!
Kvon
115. ChakaTodd
Sherlock me.
Kvon
116. T Beep
Looks like a bit of alright there.
Glenda Wilson
117. glinda
argh. duplicate. pls to ignore...
Kvon
118. Kayce Crews
Nice! I'd like to win.
Kvon
120. Chindi
Joy, Watson! Joy! The holidays are afoot!
Kvon
121. Luke Piper
I would love to win this Sherlock Homes book.
Kvon
122. Terry Wylis
Ooh! Me, me! I ADORE Sherlock Holmes - I would love to win these!

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