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Shadowblood

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“Shadowblood” written by Tracy Revels ad published by MX Publishing, is the sequel to “Shadowfall” in which we learned that Holmes is half fae, Watson loses his soul, and then his memories.

In the opening to “Shadowblood” we learn that the events of “Shadowfall” have made Watson extremely ill. The story starts with his convalesence in the country with an old army buddy. But things don’t stay sane for long. The arrival of a nasty neighbour demanding that Holmes be sent for sets of a trail of events that lead Holmes and Watson across Europe and to America in search of a horrific murderer, and also a legend.

Tracy Revels has given as a book just as exciting as her first one. I quite literally read this one in one sitting. Ms Revels writes with warmth and humour, but there is no denying the chills her story generates as well.

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Posted by on June 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Top seven Sherlock Holmes Audio books so far in May

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

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

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

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

5.   Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Three Monks – Johanna Rieke and David Bufton

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

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

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Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Audio books in April

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

2.   Sherlock Holmes and Hitler’s Messenger of Death – Petr Macek and Kevin E Green

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

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

5.   Mrs Hudson Investigates – Susan Knight and Barbara Bufton

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

7.   Sherlock Holmes and the Julia Moriarty Trilogy – Dick Gillman and Michael Karl Orenstein

8.   Demon of The Dusk – Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

9.   Scarlet Thread of Murder – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

10. The Adventure of The Pigtail Twist – Matthew Simmonds and Joff Manning

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Book Reviews – The Other Side of the Fence

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I started this blog quite a few years ago, sharing mostly musings on odd subjects and reviews of theatre, television, movies, and, of course, books.

At the time I never thought that I would end up being a published author. To be honest, I still have to pinch myself sometimes because I think I’m asleep dreaming all this.

Now that I am an author I am realizing just how valuable book reviews are to the author. Yes, a review is just one person’s opinion, but they can help us make our books better.

Book reviews help me get a feel for what my readers want. To get the balance between dialogue and action right. To set the scene properly. To make sure that my stories make the person feel like they are in Victorian England. One of the best pieces of feedback I received was being told that the reader…

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Posted by on April 28, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

MX Publishing – Forthcoming Books

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My third book, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths” was published in February this year by MX Publishing. Of course, I am not alone, MX Publishing releases a number of exciting books each year.

MX Publishing has their list of new books for 2021 (and also their 2020 releases) on their website. They also include books by their subsidiary imprint, Orange Pip Books.

On scanning the list I have found many books I am truly looking forward to reading.

“Spiral Mind” (Orange Pip Books) – Janina Arndt

“Sherlock Holmes and the Secret of the Three Monks” – Johanna Reike

“Tales of Scotland Yard: Lestrade” (Orange Pip Books) – Bianca Jenkins

Those are only a few. I attach a link to the list for your perusal.

One of the things I love about MX Publishing is their willingness to publish female authors and to publish Sherlock Holmes…

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Posted by on April 14, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Top 7 Sherlock Holmes Audio books in March

1.  Sherlock Holmes and Hitler’s Messenger of Death – Petr Macek and Kevin E Green

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

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

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

5.  Sherlock Holmes and the Thames Murders – Johanna M. Reike and David Bufton

6.  Merchant of Menace – Richard T. Ryan and Nigel Peever

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

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The Norwood Author by Alistair Duncan

The Norwood Author by Alistair Duncan

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Arthur Conan Doyle was a complex and deeply interesting character. May there long be writers around such as, Alistair Duncan, to explore him.” Bill Barnes, Captain, President, The Sidney Passengers. (From the Forward.)

Alistair Duncan’s The Norwood Author:Arthur Conan Doyle & The Norwood Years (1891 – 1894), is filled with new, never before seen, material about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is the winner of the 2011 Howlett Literary Award (Sherlock Holmes book of the year) from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. The avid Conan Doyle fan wants to know everything about this great nineteenth-century giant of a man. Mr. Duncan’s book leaves one wanting more, ready for the next installment. It is my hope he intends to follow this thread in future books.

Duncan takes us through one of many prolific periods of Conan Doyle’s life. His research covers Conan Doyle’s involvement in the Upper…

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Posted by on March 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Top 7 Sherlock Holmes Audio books in February so far

1.  Further Little-Known Cases of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Hall and David Bufton

2.  Demon of The Dusk – Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

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

4.  The Final Tales Volume 1: The Musical Murders – John A. Little and Steve White

5.  Sherlock Holmes and the Shadows of St. Petersburg – Daniel D. Victor and Ben Carling

6.  The Adventure of The Pigtail Twist – Matthew Simmonds and Joff Manning

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

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes Authenticated Prints

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Phil Crowick came up with the idea of new pieces of art based on Sherlock Holmes stories. This idea resulted in four gorgeous coffee table books, and two exhibitions in the USA before the pandemic, where some of the original art sold.

Now authenticated prints of these delightful works are available directly from MX Publishing. There are 55 to chose from. Four stand out for me.

The Affair of Miss Finney (#36)

The Coffee Traders Dilemma (#37)

The Case of the Cursed Clock (#46)

The Adventure of the Medium (#54)

Why not check them out? You might find something that you would like to add to your Sherlock Holmes collection, art collection, or just something you think would look good on your wall. https://mxpublishing.com/collections/art-of-sherlock-holmes-conan-doyle-estate-prints?page=1

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Posted by on January 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Mrs Hudson Goes to Ireland

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Grieving the ‘death’ of Sherlock Holmes, Mrs. Hudson travels to Ireland with her friend Kitty Melrose to try and stop an arranged marriage. What they find is a mess of death and despair.

Published by MX Publishing, “Mrs Hudson Goes to Ireland” by Susan Knight is a fun book.

Obviously years of being Sherlock Holmes’s landlady had rubbed off on Martha Hudson, as she makes quite an excellent detective.

The novel is well plotted and well written. The research is impeccable. Susan Knight weaves details of Irish beliefs and superstitions through the story in a manner which brings the people and the place to glorious life.

HIghly recommended.

‘Mrs Hudson Goes to Ireland” is available directly from MX Publishing: https://mxpublishing.com/products/mrs-hudson-goes-to-ireland?_pos=3&_sid=dd1e9e640&_ss=r

You can check out my work available from MX Publishing here: https://mxpublishing.com/search?type=product&q=Margaret+Walsh

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Posted by on December 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
 
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