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Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks in July so far

1.   Sherlock Holmes: The Persian Slipper and Other Stories – Brenda Seabrooke and Kevin E Green

2.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green

3.   Three May Keep a Secret – Richard Ryan and Luke Barton

4.   Shadowwraith – Tracy Revels and Michael Langan

5.   Sherlock Holmes and the Pandemic of Death – Daniel D. Victor and Ben Carling

6.   A Scandal in Serbia – Thomas A. Turley and Keith Spilsbury

7.   The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes – Paul D. Gilbert and Simon de Deney

8.   Shadowblood – Tracy Revels and Michael Langan

9.   In Pursuit of the Dead – Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

10. The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

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The Adventure of the Wordy Companion

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“The Adventure of the Wordy Companion: An A-Z Guide to Sherlockian Phraseology” is written by Nicko Vaughan and published by MX Publishing.

As a person who loves both Sherlock Holmes and the intricacies of the English language, this book hit a number of spots.

Nicko Vaughan has waded through the Holmes canon selecting words and phrases that may not be a part of most people’s vocabularies these days, and set about providing an explanation for them.

Written with admirable conciseness and some considerable wit, the book is a must have for anyone new to the Holmes canon.

It is also a handy little reference guide for writers of Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Knowing what words Arthur Conan Doyle used helps give a feel of authenticity to pastiches. The book now has a permanent place in my reference library.

One thing I discovered as I browsed this excellent wee tome, is that…

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Posted by on July 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Sherlock Holmes Authors Raise $100,000 for Undershaw

Geri Schear

The growing gift from the authors of the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes collection will continue to support children with learning disabilities.

UNDERSHAW

Holmes gives us the deep human pleasure of seeing something done superbly well.”

— Lee Child

Holmes authors have now raised over $100,000 for Undershaw. Undershaw is the former home of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that today is the site of one of Europe’s leading schools for children with learning disabilities. The donation, which continues to rise, has been gifted from the royalties of the authors of “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories.”

“We’re incredibly grateful to MX Publishing for their continued support to Undershaw and are blown away by their generosity,” said Claire Cookson, CEO of the DFN Foundation and DFN Project SEARCH. “Thanks to the brilliance and creativity of the collection of Sherlock Holmes authors, our own brilliant students at…

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Posted by on July 6, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks in June so far

1.   An Entirely New Country – Alistair Duncan and J.T. McDaniel

2.   Sherlock & Irene – Chris Chan and David Bufton

3.   Sherlock Holmes Through the Microscope – Carl Heifetz and J.T. McDaniel

4.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green

5.   The Casebook of Inspector Armstrong – Volume I – Martin Daley and Steve White

6.   Dead Ringers Sherlock Holmes Stories – Robert Perret and Michael Langan

7.   Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years – Kim H. Krisco and Richard Di Britannia

8.   The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

9.   The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life – Thomas Kent Miller and Michael Langan

10. The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1 – Denis O. Smith and Kevin E Green

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Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks in May so far

1.   Dark Arts, Dark Acts (The Redacted Sherlock Holmes Novels Book 1) – Orlando Pearson and Keith Spilsbury

2.   The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

3.   Sherlock Holmes and a Quantity of Debt – David Marcum and Time Winters

4.   Sherlock Holmes and the Element of Surprise – James Andrew Taylor and Steve White

5.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green

6.   Sherlock Holmes: The Pearl of Death and Other Early Stories – Gregg Rosenquist and Keith Spilsbury

7.   The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1 – Denis O. Smith and Kevin E Green

8.   The Monographs – Ben Cardall and J.T. McDaniel

9.   The Adventure of the Inconvenient Heir-Apparent – Tom Turley and Keith Spilsbury

10. Sherlock Holmes: A Yorkshireman In Baker Street – Robert V Stapleton and Michael Langan

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Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks in April so far

1.   Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Beer Barons – Chris James and Steve Davison Smith

2.   Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ruby Elephants – Chris James and Dominic Lopez

3.   Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Legacy – David Ruffle and Andy Barker

4.   The Dramatic Moment of Fate – Alexandra Kitty and J.T. McDaniel

5.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green

6.   Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of Grinning Cat – Joseph W Svec III and Anthony LeRoy Lovato

7.   The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1 – Denis O. Smith and Kevin E Green

8.   The Monographs – Ben Cardall and J.T. McDaniel

9.   The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

10. Through a Glass Starkly – Richard T. Ryan and Luke Barton

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Sherlock Cat and the Missing Mousie

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“Sherlock Cat and the Missing Mousie”, written by Heather Edwards, illustrated by Amanda Downs, and published by MX Publishing, is not my usual choice of reading material. When I saw the cover illustration on Kickstarter I was captivated and knew that it was one book that I just had to read and review.

It turned out to be an absolutely sweet little book. Spot the cat has decided that he will be Sherlock Holmes the cat detective with his long suffering friend Fluffy as John Watson.

Join the two cats, their humans , and assorted other creatures in a joyous Sherlockian romp.

The book is well written, and while clearly for children, there is much to enjoy for the adult as well. There are so many lovely little Sherlockian in-jokes.

The illustrations by Amanda Downs are charming. My only complaint is that there wasn’t enough of them.

This is the…

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Posted by on April 8, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Top 20 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks in March

1.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green

2.   Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World – Thomas Kent Miller and Michael Langan

3.   Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Thread of Murder – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

4.   The Adventure of the Inconvenient Heir-Apparent – Tom Turley and Keith Spilsbury

5.   The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

6.   Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Raven’s Call – Dean Turnbloom and Steve White

7.   The Vatican Cameos – Richard T Ryan and Nigel Peever

8.   Sherlock Holmes and the Folk Tale Mysteries, Book 1 – Gayle Lange Puhl and James Young

9.   Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Pigtail Twist – M J H Simmonds and Joff Manning

10.  An Anonymous Commission – Orlando Pearson and Steve White

11.  The Demon of the Dusk – Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

12.  The Final Page of Baker Street – Daniel D Victor and Ben Carling

13.  The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 – Denis O. Smith and Kevin E. Green

14.  Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind – Janina Woods and Stockton Harris

15.  Holmes in Time for Christmas – Ross K Foad and Martyn Clements

16.  The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1–Denis O. Smith and Kevin E Green

17.  A Dutch Sandwich – Orlando Pearson and Steve White

18.  The Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Volume One – Stephen Herczeg and Michael Langan

19.  The Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes – Volume Two – Stephen Herczeg and Michael Langan

20.  The Druid of Death – Richard T. Ryan and Nigel Peever

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The Adventure of the Coal-Tar Derivative

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“The Adventure of the Coal-Tar Derivative” is written by Steven Philip Jones and published by MX Publishing. It is a collection of short stories and novellas that take place during the Great Hiatus.

The stories are all of equal caliber, but my personal favourite was the first one “Mea Gloria Fides”.

The collection may not be to everyone’s taste, as the stories include letters and journal entries from participating characters. It put me in mind of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” which has long been a favourite of mine.

An interesting edition to the world of Sherlock Holmes.

The book is available directly from MX Publishing

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Posted by on March 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Jeremy Brett: Playing a Part

The Baskerville Pups

This year, The Baskerville Pups have been given the opportunity to share our thoughts on the works published by MX Publishing. To start, I chose Maureen Whittaker’s Jeremy Brett: Playing a Part. Some of you may be familiar with her first Jeremy Brett biography, Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes, which is a mere sample of what is inside of the larger biography encompassing more than his career portraying Sherlock Holmes.

Quite like many Sherlockians, JB’s Holmes is close to my heart. “His persona and accurate portrayal of Holmes is most admirable. Just as Sir Arthur allows us to sharply envision Holmes thanks to his wonderfully descriptive writing, the quirkiness and physicality that JB dedicated to his Sherlock Holmes could snatch viewers of all ages, taking them to a world of adventure and thrill. Etched into my brain, his laugh and smile is unforgettably lovable” (Boodram, 2021).

I haven’t…

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Posted by on March 14, 2022 in Uncategorized

 
 
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