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Out today: A Baskerville Curse – Another Sherlock Holmes Alphabet

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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.

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.

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A Baskerville Curse is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

 

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Out today – Dead Ringers Sherlock Holmes Stories

Join Holmes and Watson on eleven original adventures, spanning their earliest collaboration to their service to the Crown in the Great War. Revisit A Study in Scarlet, return to The Copper Beeches, and learn the shocking truth behind the Bogus Laundry Affair. There will be murder under the big top, ancient prophecies come true, and a mysterious new queen of crime all putting the Great Detective to the test in these action-packed stories. This volume collects the best traditional pastiches by Robert Perret, Sherlockian author and scholar, and member of the John H. Watson Society and Doyle’s Rotary Coffin.

Dead Ringers Sherlock Holmes Stories is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out today – The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – The Complete Jim French Imagination Theatre Scripts

Radio legend Jim French was already well known for producing excellent radio dramas, as well as creating Imagination Theatre and its “Movies for your mind” when, in March 1998, the first episode of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was broadcast, with adventures steeped in the finest of old-time radio tradition while presenting the true Canonical Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In the following years, Jim French wrote an astonishing 50 original Holmes episodes for the series – and now these are collected together in three companion volumes.

In 2017, MX Publishing released Imagination Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes, a volume featuring scripts from the show that were contributed by Mr. French, as well as each of the other fifteen writers who had written the 130-plus Holmes episodes for the show. All author royalties were donated to the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sadly, Mr. French passed away in early 2018, soon after the book’s publication, but his legacy lives on.

Now, in honor of both Jim French and his Sherlockian legacy, we present The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Jim French Imagination Theatre Scripts, a three-volume set containing all fifty of Mr. French’s Holmes scripts.

Hopefully you were lucky enough to hear these adventures when they were broadcast by Imagination Theatre. Now they are offered in text form as well. These scripts are some of the finest Holmesian storytelling to be found, with stories about the Canonical Sherlock Holmes, the man described by Watson as “the best and wisest … whom I have ever known.”

Fifty Original Sherlock Holmes Scripts by Jim French with forewords by Lawrence Albert (Imagination Theatre’s “Dr. Watson”) John Patrick Lowrie (Imagination Theatre’s “Sherlock Holmes”) and David Marcum

All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out today – Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Legacy

Following the success of the earlier volume, The Baker Street Case-Files, we have another collection of previously unknown Holmes and Watson tales that will excite the interests of readers across the globe – The Baker Street Legacy.

A decade before his death, Dr Watson let it be known that with his passing he wished his nephew, Christopher Henry Watson MD, to be the executor of his will and guardian of all his personal and pecuniary affairs. One of the tasks he sanctioned was that his nephew should use his discretion in selecting for publication some of the three dozen or so cases involving Holmes and Watson which had not already seen the light of day.

The eight stories in this volume are more overlooked gems. The first in the collection, A Day at the Races, is set in 1880, before Dr Watson had become the chief chronicler of the Great Detective’s work. The French Affair is a fascinating tale set in that period beyond 1891 when the world was led to believe that Holmes had died at the Reichenbach Falls grappling with the villainous Professor Moriarty. From the allure of The Fashionably-Dressed Girl to the operation of The Influence Machine, there is, as always, much to entertain and enthral us.

As before, all of these tales are designed to contribute in some small part to the lasting memory of two extraordinary men who once occupied that setting we have come to know and love as 221B Baker Street. Once again, ‘The game is afoot!’

The Baker Street Legacy is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out today – Sherlock Holmes These Scattered Houses

A client forsworn, a threatened town, and a Goliath of unimaginable proportions . ….Sherlock Holmes has survived a three-year vendetta against him by Moriarty’s remaining henchmen. Wounded and bleeding, with Mycroft’s help he clandestinely boards an Atlantic steamship.  At the close of his great hiatus, Holmes finds sanctuary at Vassar Women’s College.

This radical challenge entangles him in the web of a nefarious mystery. Its unraveling involves New York’s most revolutionary residents: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. To pluck his client from danger, he drafts the twenty-year-old Harry Houdini in outrageous sleight of hand. Four villains embroil the plot. The lives of everyday citizens inexorably rise to heroism.

And it all begins when a twelve-year-old girl matches wits with Sherlock Holmes on Market Street.

These Scattered Houses is a daring adventure in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As Professor Sigerson the pansophic gentleman of justice, Holmes is confronted by the evil that lurks within the smiling and beautiful countryside.

Sherlock Holmes These Scattered Houses is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine,  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. Also available on Audio.

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Out today – Mrs Hudson Investigates

A distraught young woman arrives at Baker Street urgently requesting the assistance of Mr Sherlock Holmes. But the great man and his assistant Dr Watson are away. What to do? She confides in Holmes’s landlady, Mrs Hudson, who over the years has developed certain powers of deduction from observing her tenant at work. The young woman, responding to this, begs her for help. Reluctantly, Mrs Hudson agrees…

Thus begins a series of adventures, recounted engagingly by Mrs Hudson herself. Adventures and investigations which take her across the country, from the Midlands to Sydenham, from Eastbourne to Edinburgh. Her warmth and down-to-earth practicality are brought to bear on a range of strange and startling crimes that occasionally lead even Mrs Hudson herself into mortal danger.

Mrs Hudson Investigates 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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Out today – The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVI – XVIII: Whatever Remains … Must Be the Truth

In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring adventures set within the correct time period, and written by many of today’s leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow. And now we present a new three-volume set. Like 2017’s two-volumes set, Eliminate the Impossible, this new collection, Whatever Remains … Must Be the Truth features tales of Holmes’s encounters with seemingly impossible events – ghosts and hauntings, cults and curses, mythical beasts and mediums, angels and demons, and more.

In “The Sussex Vampire”, Holmes tells Watson: “This agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. The world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply.” In each of the stories presented in this huge three-volume collection, Holmes approaches the varied problems with one of his favorite maxims firmly in place: “… . When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth … .” But what, exactly, is the truth?

A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, was first published in 1887. What an amazing journey the years since then have been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more!

The forty-eight stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as “the best and wisest … whom I have ever known.”

All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is a must-have for all Sherlockians….catnip for fans of stories faithful to Conan Doyle’s originals.” – Publishers Weekly

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, for free shipping worldwide Book Depository and in ebook formats.

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Out this week – Sherlock Holmes and The Molly Boy Murders

London, 1889. In a city still reeling from the depredations of Jack the Ripper another killer arises.  Stalking the West End and Marylebone and striking at a seemingly unconnected group of victims, the murderer leaves fear and confusion in his wake. Mr. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson, and Inspector Lestrade face a case like no other they have yet faced.  A case that will leave each of them changed and bring personal danger as they race against a mounting death toll to bring down the Molly-Boy Murderer.

Sherlock Holmes and The Molly Boy Murders is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle.

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Out today – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: USA Edition 1

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: USA Edition 1

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. While there have been literally hundreds of Holmes pastiches written (even a few of mine), before our first volume, The Art of Sherlock Homes-West Palm Beach, there had never been a volume where Holmes short stories were interpreted by such accomplished artists. In this first USA edition, thirteen world-class artists who live and create in the United States have each had a story assigned to them – specifically dependent on the particular talent of each artist. Whether the interpretations be from the forms of surrealist, contemporary, realist, digital, minimalist, symbolism, or an amalgam of various forms, each piece of art created is unique, hypnotic, mesmerizing and unforgettable.  Each created specifically to express the essence of each incredible Holmes story. The thirteen stories herein range from the impossibly baffling (except for Holmes) to the humorous, paranormal, or simply intellectually intricate. You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make delicious Holmes meals of mystery. But please remember, art is in the eye of the beholder. So we hope you’ll appreciate each creation for what it is: an inimitable interpretation of a truly unique Holmes story. And for those of you who get lost in abstract art, our abstract artists have provided an explanation of what their art means in relation to the story they’ve interpreted.

The Standard Edition is printed on standard grade colour paper (Special Edition also available)

The full list of artists and authors involved:

Artists

Alex Arshanky, Aaron Schwartz, Bruce Helander,Jeffrey and Michael Bisaillion, Eleanor Niz, Rafael Glückstern Gardos, Angela Fegan, Jhina Alvarado, Andrea Perez Bessin, Christina Major, Diego Perez, Krystal Sutton, Alexander Yulish.

Authors

Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, Robert Perret, David Marcum, Mark Mower, Tony Reynolds, Denis Smith, Tom Turley, Thomas Fortenberry, Tracy Revels, Richard Paolinelli, Mike Hogan, Tim Symonds, Dick Gillman.

This is a wonderful collection – entertaining and enthralling as well as completely enjoyable.” – GraceJReviewerlady.net

The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA edition 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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Out today: The Literary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 2

The Literary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 2

The eleven stories gathered together in these two volumes share their own common feature. All have connections to the world of belles lettres, the world of literature–some to celebrated authors in particular, others to themes or stories associated with specific writers … . Let others plumb this collection for more subtle themes. From Maupassant to Stevenson to Fitzgerald, the authorial giants who populate these pages are explanation enough for its title. As interesting as such literary associations may be, of course, one can never forget that in the finest tradition of all the other adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these sketches depict a series of heartless criminal acts–some more gruesome than others.

This volume contains:

  • The Adventure of the Smith-Mortimer Succession
  • Capitol Murder
  • An Adventure in Darkness
  • An Adventure in the Mid-Day Sun
  • The Adventure of the Star-Crossed Lovers
  • A Case of Mistaken Identity.

As with Victor’s novels, each of these stories pairs Sherlock Holmes with a notable (though not exclusively American) author and, as is Victor’s forté, captures, with pitch-perfect accuracy, the distinct voices of the literary figures depicted as well as the verbal tropes of Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes himself… A grand and glorious addition to the genre and to the already impressive Victor oeuvre. Bravo!” –  The Group W Bench

The Literary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USA Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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