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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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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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The top 5 Sherlock Holmes audio books so far this month

#1   The Demon of the Dusk: The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 by Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

#2  The Adventure of the Pigtail Twist – Matthew Simmonds and Joff Manning

#3  The One Hundred Per Cent Society: Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby- The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 2

#4   A Guide to Deduction by Hannah Rogers and Steve White

#5   The Secret Assassin: The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 3 by Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

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The top 5 Sherlock Holmes audio books so far this month

#1    In Pursuit of the Dead:  The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 5 by Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

#2   The Demon of the Dusk: The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 by Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby

#2   The Druid of Death: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Richard T. Ryan and Nigel Peever

#4    Murder in the Library by Felicia Carparelli and David Bufton

#5   Scarlet Thread of Murder by Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning

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Out on Audio

Murder in the Library: A Mystery Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and One of His Most Famous Cases

Are librarians meek and mild bookish types with orthopedic shoes and granny glasses? Or are they ruthless killers with voracious appetites for wine, women, and song?

Can a young widow solve a murder with the help of a Chicago policeman and an affinity for Sherlock Holmes?

The Murder in the Library reveals all.

It is elementary, my dears.

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Murder in the Library is available from all good bookstores including in the USA AmazonBarnes and Noble, in the UK AmazonWaterstones,  and for everywhere else Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery. In ebook format there is Kindle,  iPad and Nook.

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Out on Audio

The Celtic Phoenix: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

An enigmatic jewelry case, holding human remains, arrives at the cottage of Sherlock Holmes, enticing him from his retirement refuge in the Sussex Downs. Holmes sets out on the trail of the murderer taunting him, joining forces with one of his former Baker Street irregulars, Tessa Wiggins. The two find themselves battling forces arising from a time before England was a country – when the Celts were fighting for survival.

Though set in 1919, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who reigned over much of Europe 3,000 years ago. It was a time when the bond with Nature was strong…when people walked in the olde ways…and when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shake the rational foundations upon Sherlock Holmes built his life and career.

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The Celtic Phoenix: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure 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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Out on Audio

A Type of Infamy: The Redacted Sherlock Holmes

It is March 1938. A print worker petitions Holmes about the disappearance of a fellow worker at the Daily Mail.

Holmes investigates, and after interviews with the newspaper’s proprietor, Viscount Rothermere, and with Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German ambassador, it becomes clear the missing print worker has died fulfilling a commission for the German ambassador, although it is not clear what the commission is.

Diplomatic immunity and the pusillanimity of the British government prevent any further action being taken in 1938, and the mystery is only finally solved in the ruins of Vienna in the bitter winter of 1945-46.

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