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Book Giveaway For The Affairs of Sherlock Holmes by Sax Rohmer – Volume 1

Book Giveaway For The Affairs of Sherlock Holmes by Sax Rohmer – Volume 1

In the 1800s, a number of Victorian and Edwardian writers began writing detective mystery stories – for this was the era when Arthur Conan Doyle was creating Sherlock Holmes tales on a regular basis. Modern authors have attempted to recapture the mystique of Conan Doyle’s adventures by writing “new” Holmes stories; yet these attempts frequently fail to capture the original flavor, because 2013 writers simply don’t think or speak like Victorians. Conan Doyle’s contemporaries wrote about characters of their own invention; nevertheless they sound more like Conan Doyle than do any of his deliberate modern imitators. One of the more successful of these “period” writers was Sax Rohmer. Now in 2016, both Sax Rohmer’s stories and the Conan Doyle canon are all in the public domain. Thus it is now possible to present … Sax Rohmer’s version of Sherlock Holmes.

The Affairs of Sherlock Holmes By Sax Rohmer – Volume 1 is available for pre order from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Great offer from The Strand Magazine

Combo: Cracking The Code of The Canon – How Sherlock Holmes Made His Decisions and The Conan Doyle Notes – The Secret of Jack The Ripper by Diane Gilbert Madsen

Save $21.00! Order here.

Cracking The Code of The Canon – How Sherlock Holmes Made His Decisions by Diane Gilbert Madsen

Diane Gilbert Madsen’s new book from MX Publishing, Cracking the Code of the Canon, breaks the Canon wide open to offer a totally unique and different way of looking at Holmes and Watson and all the stories in the Canon you know and enjoy.  It was written by lifelong Sherlockian and award winning mystery author Diane Gilbert Madsen (The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper; Hunting for Hemingway; and A Cadger’s Curse.). She brings her amusing style to a remarkable overview of the Canon that will intrigue Sherlockian novices and aficionados alike.  Her very readable and entertaining take on the Sherlock Holmes approach to crime, criminals, victims and justice may alter many of your views of the Canon.  Statistics can be fun when they relate to Sherlockian lore.

The Conan Doyle Notes – The Secret of Jack The Ripper by Diane Gilbert Madsen

“The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper,” uncovers clues as to Why the Dog Did Not Bark in the Night.  Sherlock Holmes concluded that it was because the intruder was known to the dog.  Madsen’s new mystery questions whether the identity of one of the greatest criminals of all time, Jack the Ripper, was deduced by Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was already famous with his popular Sherlock Holmes stories when Jack the Ripper struck London in October 1888. Why was Conan Doyle silent about this case?  Find out in “The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper.” A sturdy hardcover and priced at regularly at $28.99, this is a must have for mystery fans and Sherlockians!

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An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

The launch event for Volume III of The Redacted Sherlock Holmes is at 6.30 on Thursday 3 November 2016 at The Lecture Club, 9 Ilchester Place, W14 8AA, UK (nearest stations Kensington Olympia and High Street Kensington).

The program of events is as follows:

6.30 to 7.00 – arrival and taking seats

7.00 to 7.15 – Scene 1 from Dr Anstruther’s Practice – the first story in The Redacted Sherlock Holmes Volume III

7.15 to 7.30 – Undershaw – Arthur Conan Doyle’s old house – Steve Emecz, Director of MX Publishing and fundraiser, will give an illustrated talk on the history of, Undershaw near Hindhead, and an update on its re-opening as Stepping Stones School in September

7.30 to 7.45 – Thinking like Sherlock Holmes in Business – The Case of the Mexican Cyclist and The Case of the Boomerang Manager

7.45 to 8.00 – Scene 2 from Dr Anstruther’s Practice.

8.00 to 8.30 – networking and book buying

Tickets cost £12 if bought in advance (please print off and pay on arrival at 9 Ilchester Place). The price includes drinks and nibbles.

Tickets are £15 if bought at the door on the night.

For tickets click here.

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What’s Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Story?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Sherlock Holmes is the “most portrayed literary human character in film & TV.”   He fascinated the world when Conan Doyle’s stories first appeared, and today he’s still calling “the game is afoot” to Dr. Watson as they hail a hansom cab on the foggy streets of London, ready to right a wrong and catch a criminal.

Conan Doyle wrote fifty-six Sherlock Holmes short stories and four novels, and everyone seems to have a favorite tale. Even Conan Doyle himself made a list of his personal twelve favorite short stories:

  1. “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” 1892
  2. “The Red-headed League” 1891
  3. “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” 1903
  4. “The Final Problem” 1893
  5. “A Scandal in Bohemia” 1891
  6. “The Adventure of the Empty House” 1903
  7. “The Five Orange Pips” 1891
  8. “The Adventure of the Second Stain” 1904
  9. “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot” 1910
  10. “The Adventure of the Priory School” 1904
  11. “The Musgrave Ritual” 1893
  12. “The Reigate Squires” 1893

Read the full article published in The Strand Magazine by Diane Gilbert Madsen here.

 

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Review of The Hound of The Baskervilles – Excellent and Exciting!

This graphic novel is Petr Kopl at his best! The artwork is exaggerated but not clumsy. There is definitely skill behind each drawing.

The story of the hound runs true to the original, but there is a twist that makes this version unique. There is also cameos by people from other stories, such as Igor the Hunchback as the driver that takes Watson, Sir Henry Baskerville, and Dr. Mortimer to Baskerville Hall. Professor Challenger also makes a brief appearance. Look for a touch, a hint of another character I won’t spoil.

Reviewed by Raven’s Reviews

The Hound of The Baskervilles – A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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Sherlock Holmes and A Hole In The Devil’s Tail now out on audio

Sherlock Holmes and A Hole In The Devil’s Tail now out on audio. Amazon.com

Holmes and Watson are handed the challenge of solving the London Tarot Murders, a dark episode which, to quote Dr. Watson’s in his memoirs, “occupies a lofty place in the annals of all black deeds ever committed in the long memory of the ancient, regal city, higher even than the infamous affair with the Ripper.”

Some fiend is brutally murdering random people in Lower Havering and pinning cards from the Italian deck upon their faces. And this string of killings appears to have some relation to the strange, unsolved slaying of the renowned solicitor Richard Corkright in his cozy, secure Merton office. The gauntlet is thrown down, and Holmes, at great risk to both himself and his faithful chronicler, snatches it up. But what price will the two valiant men pay for meddling in the affairs of the sinister Tarot Master?

50 Audio books now on our Pinterest Sherlock Holmes Audio Books Board.

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Peter E. Blau reviews Welcome To Undershaw

Luke Benjamen Kuhns’ WELCOME TO UNDERSHAW (London: MX Publishing, 2016; 107pp., hardbound) is subtitled as “a brief history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: the man who created Sherlock Holmes” and offers a well-illustrated examination of Conan Doyle’s early life, the history of the house, and an interesting exploration of what happened while he was living there.  It’s nicely done indeed, and will be welcomed by anyone who has visited or plans to visited Undershaw.

Welcome To Undershaw is available for pre order from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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