5th December – An Entirely New Country - Arthur Conan Doyle, Undershaw and the Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes
The late 1890s saw Arthur Conan Doyle return to England after several years abroad. His new house, named Undershaw, represented a fresh start but it was also the beginning of a dramatic decade that saw him fall in love, stand for parliament, fight injustice and be awarded a knighthood. However, for his many admirers, the most important event of that decade was the resurrection of Sherlock Holmes – the character that he felt had cast a shadow over his life.
16th November – I Will Find The Answer – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes
2nd in the Holmes series from Kate Workman [see Rendezvous at The Populaire]. Erik [The Phantom] has returned and has brought an interesting character to Holmes’s attention: Dr. Henry Jekyll. It appears Jekyll is experimenting on an unsanctioned patient in an effort to prove his theories concerning human nature correct. But who is the patient he’s found? Is it his mentally ill father, shut away for years in an institution? Is it Simon Stride, the jealous former suitor of Jekyll’s fiancée? Or could it be the mysterious, unsavoury murderer, Edward Hyde, with whom Jekyll seems to have intimate knowledge? Sherlock Holmes, along with Erik and Watson, investigates this bizarre case. Holmes uses a very unorthodox method that brings him to the brink of insanity as he delves into the mind of a man obsessively devoted to his work. Will Holmes’s own mind crack under the strain of this case?
9th November – No Police Like Holmes
The Investigating Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Colloquium and donation of the third largest collection of Sherlockiana in the world were supposed to produce a weekend of publicity for St. Benignus college. But when theft and murder come to campus, college public relations director Jeff Cody finds himself knee deep in Sherlockian suspects. Debut novel from the bestselling author of Baker Street Beat, Dan Andriacco.
2nd November - Sherlock Holmes and The Affair In Transylvania
Sherlock Holmes and The Affair In Transylvania is a complete re-telling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, incident by bloody incident. When Dr Watson tells Holmes the distressing news that his niece’s husband is missing on a visit to Count Dracula, the great detective decides that he and Watson should journey to Transylvania.
24th October - Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs
Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs is a handbook of guerrilla strategies for business, marketing, leadership and organization, adapted from TE Lawrence’s revolutionary philosophy of war, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph.
17th October – See The London of Sherlock Holmes
All serious Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts want to visit London to see the places mentioned in the Great Detective s adventures. The e-book version of See the London of Sherlock Holmes allows enthusiasts to -visit- London from their home computers, or internet connected TVs. This is achieved by hyperlinking the latitude & longitude addresses in the book to the -Street View- feature in Google Maps. The map coordinates are also GPS addresses for those who visit London with hand-held GPS devices. The book groups the 400+ Sherlock Holmes sites by the nearest underground or railway station. Entering GPS addresses after arriving at the station will generate turn-by-turn directions from one Sherlock Holmes site to another. Six walking tour maps are also included. These are not the usual rambling tours, but walks in Holmes and Watsons footsteps. Finally, for those with a statistical bent, the book lists 454 characters named in the book, and statistically analyzes their titles and occupations.
10th October – Secrets of Success In Brand Licensing
Brand Licensing is the most exciting and inspiring element of the marketing mix, reaching all of us in every product sector from clothing, food, giftware, household, music and publishing to stationery and toys. Brand Licenses can come from a fantastic variety of backgrounds including the arts, design, entertainment, celebrities, online and sport. Whether you are a brand owner looking to license out your brand or a manufacturer thinking of buying into a license, getting it RIGHT has never been so important. Secrets of $uccess in Brand Licensing is written by Brand Licensing Industry experts, Andrew Levy and Judy Bartkowiak who share their years of practical experience and contacts worldwide to bring you the inside story on todays successful brand licensing campaigns.
10th October – One Among Many – The story of Sunderland Rugby Football Club RFC (1873) in its historical context
The story of a typical English rugby club set in its historical context linked to the tale of the rare survival of a multi-sport Victorian complex. This will be of interest and use to local people, sports enthusiasts and serious sports historians.
3rd October – Under The Red Blanket
Under The Red Blanket is a memoir of a Swedish-American family living in the remote area of North East India among headhunting tribes.
3rd October – Bonfire Night In Lewes
A fascinating collection of historical articles charting the history of bonfire in Lewes from 1813 to the modern day. Plus a Time Line of relevant dates from 1555 to 2009, Bonfire Society Information and a complete list of the winners of the Pioneer Cup & Points Cup of the Lewes Bonfire Council Fancy Dress Competition.
26th September – What if Sheep Could Fly?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if sheep could fly? Delightful children’s book translated into English from the original French.
20th September – Barefoot On Baker Street – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes
Barefoot on Baker Street is set in late Victorian London where a life of crime is the only way to escape poverty and servitude for one bright young workhouse orphan. The narrative follows Red on her incredible life-journey as it twists and turns through poverty, riches, infatuation, loss and love. A dramatic escape from the workhouse at thirteen propels Red into a world of slum housing, street gangs, prostitution and petty crime as the rapidly expanding city groans under the weight of the industrial revolution. A chance meeting with the mysterious and eccentric Sherlock Holmes prompts an infatuation which cuts through her street-wise bravado. Reds blossoming criminal career also brings her to the attention of Professor James Moriarty. An autistic savant riddled with obsessive compulsions, Moriarty is a dangerous criminal who draws Red into his life and onto a collision course with Holmes.
12th September – Hunt For The Blower Bentley
War-torn Great Britain – Stephan Sidlow employs Blower Bentley SM 3912 to rapidly crisscross England to help and to harm her. Present day – Automotive archaeologist Faston Hanks is cajoled into taking on the hunt to find the last missing Blower Bentley. A hunt worth millions of dollars and that might also foil the boldest collector car crime ever.
5th September – A Case of Witchcraft – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes
A tale of witchcraft in the Northern Isles, in which some long-concealed secrets are revealed – concerning not only the Dark Arts but also the Great Detective himself.
27th June – The Case of the Grave Accusation – A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
A century after the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the relevance of both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson is jeopardised. Their creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is accused of stealing the narrative for the supreme adventure from a friend called Bertram Fletcher Robinson. Worse still, it is also alleged that Sir Arthur committed adultery, blackmail and murder in order to conceal his act of plagiarism. The stage is now been for the return of Holmes and Watson to Dartmoor in Devon!
13th June - Advanced Driving Skills for Young Drivers – Using NLP
Anyone willing to improve their driving skills deserves respect. Even successful racing drivers continue to train and never claim they are the best they can ever be. This book will show you how NLP can improve your driving and introduce you to skills that will – Build rapport with your car so that you work in partnership with it – Build concentration and conquer the effects of tiredness for long journeys – Show you how to take the positive learning from dangerous driving situations – Overcome your fear of driving; e.g. at night, motorways, city centres, abroad – Give you techniques to control your emotional state when driving – Show you how to model driving excellence.
30th May – Success Before Startup
Success before Start-Up shares the start-up experiences of 19 small businesses; giving invaluable practical advice on the right business to match your abilities, on marketing, finance and planning. It is written by people who started just like you; who want you to succeed, and give you respect for wanting the same.
27th May - Queens of Africa
The Queens of Africa program is dedicated, through the use of books, dolls, comics, music and animation series, to help empower children of African descent to be confident and matured ethically. The dolls and materials are designed, through fun and engaging materials, to subconsciously promote African heritage.
25th May – No More Bingo Dresses
Using NLP to Cope with Breast Cancer and Other People. Refreshingly different from other related personal journals. Instead of self-pity, sorrow and sadness Rosie’s book is inspiring and uplifting. Using NLP techniques, will be of interest to patients, professionals, relatives, NLP practitioners and more.
22nd May – The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
This compilation, comprising a Baker’s (street) Dozen of his adventures, re-creates the gas-lit, fog-enshrouded world of Victorian London as once more Sherlock Holmes urges;
‘Come, Watson, the game’s afoot!’
15th May – Rendesvous at the Populaire
Sherlock Holmes has retired. After a cruel accident during a fruitless chase for Moriarty, Holmes is maimed badly enough that he declares he will no longer solve the crimes of the London streets. But then a letter comes. A letter imploring him to investigate the Opera Populaire’s ghost. The spectre everyone has heard rumours of, but only one has seen.
28th April – Murder In The Library
Are librarians meek and mild bookish types with orthopedic shoes and granny glasses? Or are they ruthless killers with voracious appetites for wine, women and song? Can a young widow solve a murder with the help of a Chicago policeman and an affinity for Sherlock Holmes? The Murder in the Library reveals all. It’s elementary, my dears.
14th March – Ssh! – Lose Weight in 20 Minutes
A book full of tricks, advice and common sense, providing an easy-to-maintain private lifestyle called Ssh! Lifestyle20 that guarantees weight loss and healthy living.
1st March – Shadowfall – A Novel Of Sherlock Holmes
When the sacred relics and mystical objects of London begin disappearing, Sherlock Holmes must call on more than his powers of deduction to solve a mystery that threatens the safety of the British Empire and Doctor Watsons mortal soul.
28th February – Guatemala In Pictures
Keith Hern’s latest travel photography book following the international success of Zimbabwe in Pictures. Including visits to Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins at the Tikal National Park this is another stunning collection of photographs of people, places and wildlife.
14th Febraury – NLP For Teens
The latest book in the Engaging NLP series from Judy Bartkowiak covers key subjects for teenagers using NLP techniques. From relationships and sex to exam stress Judy cleverly lifts key methods into this easy to read guide.
24th January – Watson’s Afghan Adventure
A wonderful pastiche biography on Dr.Watson covering his time in Afghanistan and answering many of the questions about Watson that Holmes fans have wondered about. Written by an ex army Lieutenant Colonel the book will be a big hit with Sherlock Holmes fans around the world.
24th January – Business In Red Shoes
Excellent coaching book aimed at female entrepreneurs. Lots of case studies, good and bad and practical advice from leading businesswoman Rebecca Jones.