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PODCAST – Sherlock Holmes Author Panel – October 2021

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“Every single one of my books involve the women of the times. The history of the times that Arthur Conan Doyle didn’t see!” – Gretchen Altabef

This event was so much fun! To have a chance to appear with these wonderful authors, some of my fellow MX Publishing author friends. To listen to their experience and share mine on subjects so close to our hearts: Sherlock Holmes and publishing Sherlock Holmes books. We each have our own experience with this and our lives have been changed by our involvement.

I see my books as murder mysteries but I also see them as historical novels. The detectives in my novels happen to be Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. I write from a women’s perspective and that changes everything, and updates it. This approach turns everything around, opens up new vistas for my stories, and brings a unique take on Holmes and…

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Posted by on December 2, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

REVIEW – A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Jay Ganguly

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Your morality holds you prisoner,” Holmes observed.

When I heard Sherlock Holmes say that to Dr. Watson, I was hooked. Jay Ganguly’s audiobook of Holmes stories is splendid. Each one a jewel for those lucky enough to be aware of the fantastic explosion of new Sherlock Holmes adventures that characterizes some of the world’s best writing today.

Jay’s Sherlock is very much like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characterization, and her Holmes still manages to surprise us and John Watson with his knowledge and where his inquisitive genius mind takes him. I especially enjoy how she presents genius as a normal state for certain humans.

Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Jay Ganguly uses both logic and imagination to spin her tales. Through her perspective, we are treated to a view of Sherlock Holmes from the east, through the eyes and…

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Posted by on December 2, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Top ten Sherlock Holmes Audio books in November so far

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

2.  Sherlockian Stories and Studies – Gayle Lange Puhl and Michael Langan

3.  Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ghost Machine – David MacGregor and Christopher Power

4.  Sherlock Holmes: The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Volume 2– David MacGregor and J.T. McDaniel

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

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

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

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

9.  Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé – David MacGregor and Christopher Power

10.  Sherlock’s Home – The Empty House – Steve Emecz and Joff Manning

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Top eight Sherlock Holmes Audio books in November so far

1.  Sherlock Holmes: The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Volume 2 – David MacGregor and J.T. McDaniel

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

2.  Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé – David MacGregor and Christopher Power

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

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

5.  Sherlock’s Home – The Empty House – Steve Emecz and Joff Manning

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

7.  Sherlockian Stories and Studies – Gayle Lange Puhl and Michael Langan

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

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David Marcum Investigates

Geri Schear

It won’t surprise anyone to hear that I’m a huge David Marcum fan. He’s a first-rate editor (responsible

Interview with David Marcum, Editor of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes  Stories « The Baker Street Babes
David Marcum

for the MX Sherlock Holmes anthology series of books) and an outstanding writer.

As prolific as he is, you’d think he would be surrounded by a host of green-eyed fellow authors all wishing they could be as ‘lucky’ as he. Instead — and I believe I speak for all of us here — we could echo the words of one Inspector Lestrade to Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Six Napoleons:

“We’re not jealous of you… No, sir, we are proud of you, and if you come down to-morrow there’s not a man, from the oldest inspector to the youngest constable, who wouldn’t be glad to shake you by the hand.”

This is a busy time for David, as his most recent novel is released, along with…

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Posted by on November 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Keys of Death by Gretchen Altabef

Geri Schear

Human nature being what it is, we can’t help but find favourites in films, music, books, etc. You won’t be surprised to learn that some of my favourite reading material comes in the form of Sherlock Holmes books. And out of that hoard of riches, there are specific authors whose work I really cannot get enough of. One of these is Gretchen Altabef.

Gretchen’s latest novel, The Keys of Death is Baker Street bedrock. Set in 1880, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, and Mrs. Hudson begin something great in the world.

Out of the fog three young souls unite in their common desire for justice. A genesis story about friendship with the power to change the world. Here, finally, Mrs. Hudson’s part in it can be told.

From the Foreword by Mattias Boström: “In the beginning, there wasoneSherlock Holmes. That genesis was, however, just a short glimpse in time…

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Posted by on October 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Top seven Sherlock Holmes Audio books this month so far

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

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

3.   Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear – David MacGregor and Christopher Power

4.   The Disappearance of Mr James Phillimore – Dan Andriacco and Tom Lennon

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

6.  A Guide to Deduction  Hannah Rogers and Steve White

7.   A Type of Infamy – Orlando Pearson and Steve White

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Author Interview: Richard T Ryan

Geri Schear

A lifelong Sherlockian, Richard Ryan is the author of The Official Sherlock Holmes Trivia Book as well as a book on Agatha Christie trivia. His Sherlock Holmes novels, The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure,  The Stone of DestinyThe Druid of Death, and Through a Glass Starkly are available from MX Publishing, London.

Author and Editor Richard T. Ryan

What can readers expect from the Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mystery series?

Richard T. Ryan (RR):It’s odd that Conan Doyle set onlyA Study in Scarletin 1881, and possibly “The Resident Patient”, although that is widely disputed. Adding to the enigma is the fact that none of the canonical stories take place in 1882. As a result, the authors had almost carte blanche when it came to subject matter. Several turned to the events of the day as linchpins for their stories while…

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Posted by on October 20, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Memoirs from Mrs. Hudson’s Kitchen

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“Memoirs from Mrs. Hudson’s Kitchen” is written by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw. The book comprises thoughts, recipes, & memoirs from the long-running column published in the Sherlockian journal ‘Canadian Holmes’.

This collection is publishing by MX Publishing and illustrated with lovely old advertisements.

The book talks about how the column started and how the book came about.

There are loads of interesting facts, not to mention some absolutely delicious recipes, several which I intend to at least attempt to cook.

This delightful little book is so interesting and so useful that it has earned a permanent place in my research library.

Highly recommended for all those with an interest in the world of Sherlock Holmes and in life during the Victorian period.

The book is available directly from MX Publishing: https://mxpublishing.com/products/memoirs-from-mrs-hudsons-kitchen?_pos=1&_sid=028ad800f&_ss=r

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Posted by on September 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Collected Papers of Sherlock Holmes

Geri Schear

I swear David Marcum has a 28-hour day. Otherwise I can’t imagine how he accomplishes everything he does. Apart from being editor par excellence of the MX Sherlock Holmes anthologies, he’s one of the very best Sherlock Holmes writers out there.

Now comes David’s first collection of his short stories. Because the man is so prolific, I say first. Did I mention that this is a five volume collection bringing together 77 Sherlock Holmes adventures? Like I said, prolific. The collection contains most of what has been written (so far) by David Marcum. It should be no surprised to learn he has written more Holmes stories than anyone else. And if that weren’t enough, he has also edited an astonishing 825 stories by other writers. Again, so far…

If I sound like a fan-girl, it’s because I am. Well, the fan-part anyway. Not so much with the girl anymore. And…

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Posted by on September 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 
 
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