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With many books on Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, PG Wodehouse and Bertram Fletcher Robinson our Victorian Literature range is growing fast.

Here’s author Arthur Hall

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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories is the largest collection of new, traditional Sherlock Holmes stories ever compiled. Already with six volumes (volumes VII, VIII and IX are underway) and now over 100 of the world’s leading authors taking part the collection is going from strength to strength. All the authors are donating their royalties to Stepping Stones School at Undershaw.

Here’s author Arthur Hall whose stories appear in Volumes IV, V and VI.

Arthur is also the author of The Demon of the Dusk .

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are summoned to Theobald Grange, the Warwickshire home of Lady Heminworth. Being of a nervous and superstitious disposition, her Ladyship lives in fear. Her husband and elder son were recently murdered, apparently by the ghost of a court jester who was executed on the site centuries before. The apparition has warned that she, too, is to die. Holmes rejects a supernatural explanation, although his adversary seems unaffected by gunfire and is able to take flight and disappear. The Great Detective brings his powers to bear, but still the killings continue…

We’re putting together a Pinterest Board of all the authors in the collection –  MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Authors

 

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Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter

The Dean of a Swiss university persuades Sherlock Holmes to investigate the background of a would-be lecturer. To Dr. Watson it seems a very humdrum commission – but who is the mysterious ‘Lieserl’? How does her existence threaten the ambitions of the technical assistant level III in Room 86 at the Federal Patents Office in Berne by the name of Albert Einstein? The assignment plunges Holmes and Watson into unfathomable Serbia to solve one of the intractable mysteries of the 20th Century. In Tim Symonds’ previous detective novels, Sherlock Holmes and the Dead Boer At Scotney Castle and Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Bulgarian Codex the author based pivotal historic facts and a principal character on real life. So too in this new mystery.

Einstein’s Daughter by Tim Symonds takes the reader back to the early years of the 20th Century. It is an enjoyable romp for both Sherlock Holmes fans and for history buffs. The story is based on a true fact of Albert Einstein’s life and it is interwoven with Sherlockian grace. There are many Homes pastices, but Symonds manages to find the true voice of Conan Doyle.” –  Yvonne Beltzer

Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine,  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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Out this week on Audio

Out this week on Audio –  Sherlock Holmes and the Folk Tale Mysteries, Volume 2

Jewel thefts, missing persons, even murder are all elements in the world of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. What connects the stories in this book is that the cases he and his biographer Dr. John H. Watson investigate are based on adventures beloved of childhood. In a novel twist to the usual Holmes pastiches, Mrs. Puhl has based her plots involving Mr. Sherlock Holmes on folk tales, nursery rhymes, and other snippets of children’s literature. She has brought them into the Victorian era and kept them true to the expectations for Holmesian stories. But these are not children’s tales. There are no talking rabbits, no flying carpets, or magic wands. There is not always a happy ending. They are all grounded in the logical world of Holmes and Watson. Two men are determined to prove in a race which of them is faster. A child is missing and presumed dead. Can Sherlock Holmes help heal the mother’s broken heart? A baby is found in a basket at the foot of the 17 steps to 221b Baker Street. Did an ancient legend lead to a modern-day murder? Join Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Dr. John H. Watson as they explore the unusual cases brought to them from the land of bedtime stories and wise adages. You may never feel quite the same again about children’s literature.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Folk Tale Mysteries, Book 1

Sherlock Holmes and The Folk Tale Mysteries – Volume 2 is also available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon 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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Out on Audio – Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Winged Ghost

Out on Audio –  Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Winged Ghost

Narration by Steve White

In one of Sherlock Holmes’ most harrowing cases, the crown jewels are stolen from the Tower of London just days before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In the race against the clock to retrieve the precious gems to save from national embarrassment, Holmes finds that the case to be more complex and infinitely more dangerous than it first appeared.

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Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Winged Ghost is also available on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPhone/iPad).

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Review of The Outrage at the Diogenes Club: Sherlock Holmes and the American Literati, Book 4

Victor’s ingenious weaving of fact with fiction, and the inclusion of highly relevant Jack London quotes at the beginning of each chapter, make this a very interesting read. He takes obvious delight in dropping names while uncovering the arcane in the Holmes sagas and “editing” Watson’s mysteries to suit his device of uniting American literati with the great detective. All who relish Sherlockiana should enjoy this series.

Read the full review here.

The Outrage at the Diogenes Club (Sherlock Holmes and the American Literati Book 4) is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone). Also available in Audio.

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and The Nine-Dragon Sigil

Sigil. Pronounced ‘sijil’. An inscribed or painted symbol or occult sign considered to have magical power.” So begins the very latest Sherlock Holmes mystery and adventure from the pen of Institute member, Tim Symonds: a writer who has immersed himself in the drama and legend of England and the Empire’s greatest detective; and, through his brilliant, authentic re-creations of an era, honours the original work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – to the extent that one could almost believe that a miraculous, ageless Sir Arthur was still writing today.

With each new Sherlock adventure, Tim seems to find ever-more exciting and intriguing adventures for his heroes. From book to book, there is simply no lessening of either inspiration or tension. This time, the action moves to the closed, forbidden celestial world of the imperial Chinese court – to a China (of 1906) a year in which a progressive Ch’ing Emperor finds himself at odds with the old order, in the form of the Empress Dowager – guardian of tradition and an insularity that stretches back to a time out of mind, and where secret symbols – of mysticism and dragons – could mean life or death. But British interests are at stake, and the prospect of uprisings and assassinations could be catastrophic for His Majesty’s Government, playing as it is, ‘The Great Game.’…”   

Read the full review here.

Reviewed by The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

Sherlock Holmes and The Nine-Dragon Sigil is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon 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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Kickstarter Project for The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle – First Three Diares

Kickstarter Project for The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle – First Three Diares

The Diaries of Young Arthur Conan Doyle follow the adventures of Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell. These first three diaries cover the first three years of the forensic deductive detective team:

Adventures in the Wild West 1878, Adventures in Russia 1881, Adventures in America 1883.

REVIEWS

“Think Sherlock Holmes meets Huck Finn with a bit of Treasure Island and Peter Pan thrown in for good luck. What a fun read and a great adventure. I loved all three and couldn’t put them down.” Robert Rotenberg, author of the best-selling novel, Stranglehold

“These “lost” diaries of the young Arthur Conan Doyle are a must read for all mystery lovers, and destined to be an important part of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Prepare to tear through the pages and enjoy trying to figure out what is fictional and what is fact. What a riveting story!“Layton Green, author of the best-selling Dominic Grey series

Exclusive – Special Edition Hardback

All three adventures in one special hardcover with exclusive additional content about Joseph Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Will be released in December 2017 but available as part of this Kickstarter.

Back this project here.

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