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Steve Emecz is the MD of MX Publishing, which is the world's leading Sherlock Holmes publishers. He has written himself with several non-fiction books and two crime thrillers under his belt.

Out today – The Camera Case (Octavius Bear Book 10)

Welcome back, once again, to Polar Paradise in the Shetland Islands, part-time home of Octavius Bear’s spouse Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin Bear (nee Black.)  In Book Eight – The Crank Case, we introduced you to Preston Pavel Polar, Russian movie star and matinee idol. He’s back, this time with a full-scale movie crew to shoot another one of his highly successful swasgger and swords epics in the castle/resort and using most of the Octavians as his cast members. Belinda and Octavius are financial partners in the production. Things seem to be going smoothly but then, an ingenue cast member takes a fatal dive into the ocean and is pulled out Dead.  How did she die? Why did she die? Octavius and Maury swing into action to solve the mystery along with ace consulting detective Fetlock Holmes, Shetland Yard Superintendent Nigel Wardlaw and Chief Inspector Bruce Wallaroo. Belinda, the Cubs, Mlle Woof, Chita, Condo, Otto, the Wolves and all the other regulars are on hand to propel the action. Ready for another tale? Lights, Camera, Action!

DeMaio is a skilled and engaging storyteller and crafter of characters and mystery narrative. Those who enjoy traditional Holmesian works will enjoy his books. It’s not a matter of trying to get past a concept to find the story; he manages to make his animals and their world an intrinsic part of his unique Sherlockian vision. Somehow, through Octavius Bear and his associates, Harry DeMaio has managed to create something that is entirely new and entirely familiar. His world is a very enjoyable place to lose yourself.“ – Amy Thomas

The Camera Case is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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#BlogTour #BitsaboutBooksBlogTours @CazVinBooks / #GuestPost : The Merchant of Menace – Richard T. Ryan @RicRyan52 @mxpublishing

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– ‘The Magic of Wor(l)ds’ blog is a hobby, reviews and other bookish stuff on this site are done for free. –

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Today I’m on the ‘The Merchant of Menace’ blogtour, organised by Bits about Books.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

thepaper 3A lifelong Sherlockian, Richard Ryan is the author of “The Official Sherlock Holmes Trivia Book” as well as a book on Agatha Christie trivia, and his series, the Sherlock Holmes Adventures, now consisting of four books, all available from MX Publishing, London.
Richard Ryan obtained his master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in medieval literature; he is a die-hard fan of the Fighting Irish — it doesn’t matter what sport. He has been happily married for 40 years and is the proud father of…

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Out today in paperback – 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

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 Attentato al Club Diogene

Sherlock Holmes Attentato al Club Diogene (Il Giallo Mondadori Sherlock) Formato Kindle

Mai il dottor Watson avrebbe immaginato di rendersi complice di un’infernale macchinazione. E tuttavia è attingendo ai suoi dettagliatissimi resoconti delle imprese di Sherlock Holmes che un ignoto avversario ha potuto concepire un piano spaventoso. Tutto ha inizio nel settembre del 1902, quando nelle stanze del 221B si presenta uno strano visitatore. Sebbene indossi abiti laceri ed emani un tanfo disgustoso, costui non ha l’aria del diseredato; sembra anzi un uomo benestante travestito da povero. È infatti uno scrittore americano, di nome Jack London, al lavoro su un libro di denuncia delle miserevoli condizioni in cui versano i derelitti dell’East End. Ma la storia che ha da raccontare, emersa fortuitamente dalle sue incursioni nei bassifondi della capitale, suona come il delirio di un paranoico. Esisterebbe un’organizzazione segreta, l’Assassini S.p.A., dedita all’eliminazione di nemici della collettività quali politici corrotti, affaristi senza scrupoli, boss del crimine. Innumerevoli attentati ne recherebbero la firma occulta. Passerà molto tempo, forse troppo, prima che il segugio di Baker Street prenda sul serio questa minaccia. Allora la mano inesorabile dei sicari avrà ormai designato la sua prossima vittima.

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Out on Kindle – 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.

299 Sherlock Holmes Books on Pinterest Amazon USA Kindle Board

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.

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The Hound of The Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Play

“The Hound of Baskervilles doesn’t easily lend itself to the theatre, but dramatists seem unable to resist the challenge. I’ve not had the chance to see it performed, but Simon Corble’s play is pretty close to the top of my list of favourites. It was written to be performed out of doors, with the audience following the actors from place to place. Mr Corble boldly adapts the story rather than simply dramatising, and the result is clever, witty, exciting – and refreshingly intelligent. David Stuart Davies contributes an appreciative foreword, and the text is enhanced by a dozen photographs and superb atmospheric cover, using photos taken during a production at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.”  – The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

Hound of The Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Play is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK WaterstonesAmazon and Book Depository (free worldwide delivery). In ebook format it is in KindleKoboNook and iPad.

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Holmes and Watson The War Years – A special hardback edition including all three bestselling Sherlock Holmes novels from Kieran McMullen

It was the time of Queen Victoria’s “Little Wars” and the “War to End All Wars”. It was also the time of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. Watson, the man, would be formed by his experiences in the British “Second Afghan War”, before he ever met Sherlock Holmes in an adventure, he would record this experience as Watson’s Afghan Adventure, a tale of war and mystery. Later, Holmes and Watson would go on to not only share the problems of crime solving, Watson’s three marriages, a purported tragedy at Reichenbach, and Holmes’s return from the dead; they would also share two more wartime experiences. In Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Boer Wagon, they are called on by Mycroft Holmes and the British government to go to the battleground of South Africa. Their mission is to stop the flow of army secrets to the Boers and try to recover a King’s ransom in gold. By the time of their third great wartime adventure the two friends are retired, but Mycroft, and the government, need them once more as they are called on in Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels. Holmes and Watson had already foiled the plans of a German espionage ring at the start of the Great War in the tale Watson called “His Last Bow.” But it was not, in reality, Holmes’s last bow. Holmes and Watson are sent now to the little war within a war, the killing fields of Dublin in 1916 and the Irish Rebellion. Can they stop it? And can they stop the plans of a renegade member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police?

This impressive collection of Kieran McMullens work was worth every penny!! A beautiful book, never mind the brilliance that is written inside! You really feel like you’re there with the infamous duo on the frontline in these war torn countries. Mysteries, action, my rift and tension all adds up to create a trio of enigmatic brilliance!” – Ben Cardall

Holmes and Watson The War Years is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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