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Out today – Sherlockian Musings: Thoughts on the Sherlock Holmes Stories

Is Sherlock Holmes really as rational as he seems?  He talks about the importance of reasoning and logic, but why then does he sometimes seem like a “strange Buddha”?  On the other hand, why in The Sign of the Four does Watson smash a Buddha?  What is going on in The Sign of the Four, that strange tale of Empire?  What is going on in all the original sixty stories in “the canon”? In this study of the stories, Sheldon Goldfarb explores questions like these, from the significance of the eggs in “Thor Bridge” to the reason Watson keeps leaving Holmes for an insubstantial wife.  What meanings lurk beneath the surface of these detective stories?  Why is there an obsession with Napoleon in this story or an article on free trade in this other?  Can we find answers to these questions? Perhaps.  In any case, in this collection of essays (or “Musings”) on each of the 60 stories, Dr. Goldfarb, an award-nominated mystery writer himself and the holder of a PhD in English literature, light-heartedly tries out a variety of perspectives, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about such matters as the nature of the angel in “A Case of Identity” or the reason Holmes abandons his magnifying glass for binoculars in “Silver Blaze.”  Who brings binoculars to a horse race?  Indeed.

Sherlockian Musings is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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On Kickstarter: A Baskerville Curse – Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined

A Baskerville Curse – Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined

Sherlock Holmes re-imagined in Lego figures – the tale of the Baskerville Curse with all the key elements of The Hound recreated

James Macaluso has two passions – Sherlock Holmes and Lego – and he has brought them together to create the series of books ‘Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined’ which have proved a hit with fans all over the world:

The illustrations by P James Macaluso Jr are eccentric, clever, beautifully presented, witty, and bang up to date, being full-colour photographs of creations in Lego, each a scene depicted by Sidney Paget in The Strand Magazine. Ideal presents for the young Holmesian in your life.” Sherlock Holmes Society of London

In this volume, Sherlock Holmes’s most famous case, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is retold in just twenty-six words, wherein the first word begins with A, the last with Z, and the story proceeds as the alphabet progresses. The text is accompanied by amusing photographic illustrations of custom designed LEGO® models and minifigures. This uniquely illustrated edition is sure to delight LEGO® enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, children and adults alike.

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Rewards

Every backer at all levels will get PDF instructions on how they can build their own version of 221b Baker Street

The Books

A Baskerville Curse
A Baskerville Curse (signed)
A Baskerville Curse + A Scandal In Bohemia
A Baskerville Curse + Adventure of your choice
A Baskerville Curse + Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined Collection

A Baskerville Curse – The Models

James is making available a limited number of the actual models used for the book as rewards – they are totally unique and a very special gift.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any way licensed or authorised the publication of this book.

For more information click here.

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Out on Kindle – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

The Art of Sherlock Holmes is a totally unique experience. Imagine a dozen or more of the finest artists in the U.S. creating art for some the best new short stories written by some of the finest Holmes authors in the world. Each artist has envisioned their version of one story specifically selected for them. All stories and art in one large, hardcover, coffee table presentation volume. This first edition features artists from West Palm Beach, Florida. Future editions will be global, with participating artists contributing from all over the world. The Art of Sherlock Holmes was conceived and curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.

The book is certainly a unique experience for lovers of the great detective. In between the short stories about Holmes are wonderful reproductions of paintings done by well known artists from Florida. Each artist has offered their own unique vision of one of the short stories in the book. The stories and art are combined into a fabulous tribute to Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” – J. Walker

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – official prints from the Conan Doyle Estate.

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – West Palm Edition is available from Amazon USABarnes and Noble USASherlockHolmesBooks USAAmazon UKBook Depository (free worldwide shipping) and all good bookstores.

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Out today – Cut To: Baker Street

It is well documented that Sherlock Holmes is the most depicted literary character on screen; he even has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records to prove it. This reference guide covers depictions of the world’s most famous detective, and his faithful companion, from the first silent film Sherlock Holmes is Baffled (1900) to the Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly comedy Holmes and Watson (2018).

As well as cinema and television portrayals, this book by Nicko Vaughan (Author of The Wordy Companion: An A-Z Guide to Sherlockian Phraseology) also covers documentaries, animations and web series adaptations alongside début feature artwork by graphic artist Georgia Grace Weston.

Combining encyclopaedia, biography and reference structure, this book comprehensively explores the many celluloid faces, cathode-ray shapes and digital sizes of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson, so far.

Cut To Baker Street is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out on Audio – The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs “The Merchant of Menace.”

Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything – if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal.

As Holmes comes to understand his adversary, he also begins to realize he can only react to the Merchant because he has no idea where this criminal mastermind will strike next. All Holmes knows for certain is the Merchant seems to specialize in priceless, one-of-a-kind articles. Will that be enough information for the Great Detective to outwit his foe?

From the British Museum to the Louvre to Blenheim Palace, Holmes finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Set against the backdrop of early Edwardian England, the Great Detective and his Boswell encounter an array of luminaries from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to a young Winston Churchill.

For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, this time around Holmes must try to bring to justice a villain who might well be the next Napoleon of Crime.

Oh, what a joy it is to meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson again! The Merchant of Menace is an exciting adventure of priceless valuables, great detective work and just the kind of devilish adversary we love to read about.” – Mattias Boström, award-winning author of From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon

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The Merchant of Menace is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle.

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Sherlock Holmes e il mistero di Kerrett’s Rood

Sherlock Holmes e il mistero di Kerrett’s Rood – Formato Kindle

La sorella della signora Hudson fa riemergere il vecchio caso della famiglia Felton, il quale si intreccia alle misteriose apparizioni di un fantasma…

Sul treno di ritorno per Londra, Sherlock Holmes e il Dottor Watson si imbattono casualmente nella loro prossima cliente, Mrs Grimshaw, che scopriremo essere la sorella di Mrs Hudson. Il suo racconto fa riemergere il vecchio caso della famiglia Felton, il quale si intreccia alle misteriose apparizioni di un fantasma. Holmes intuisce che queste apparizioni nascondono ben altro. Una visita all’avvocato di famiglia e alla vecchia proprietà dei Felton a Kerrett’s Rood riusciranno a confermare le sue teorie e a svelare ogni mistero.

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The first new Shakespeare play in centuries

On Audio – A Scandal in Nova Alba: Stage-Play Version

Steve White stars in the first new Shakespeare play for four hundred years.

The King of Nova Alba, in this new stage-play version of the story, approaches Sherlock Holmes to discover who killed the king’s predecessor.

Shakespeare wrote comedies, tragedies, and histories, but he never got around to writing a whodunit, and this mixture of the Bard and Baker Street fills the gap in his oeuvre. The King of Nova Alba approaches Sherlock Holmes. The current king’s predecessor on the Nova Alban throne, King Duncan, came to a violent end, and Holmes’ petitioner is the prime suspect. He wants Sherlock Holmes to find the true killer. There is many a twist in a familiar tale, before Holmes reveals the utterly unexpected truth. Two years after Delos’ publication of the story version of “A Scandal in Nova Alba”, here it is at last as a stage-play.

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Less than one week to go – free online tickets – Sherlock Holmes and Shakespeare – 12th October  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sherlock-holmes-meets-shakespeare-tickets-69436152401 – broadcast from Undershaw featuring the first new Shakespeare play in centuries, a live performance from ‘The Deductionist’ @BenCardall and more via @eventbrite

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