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Out today – Escaping The ILLUSION

A knife streaked with blood. A teenage gang held in jail. A dangerous man owed a load of money. A life-changing offer too good to refuse.

Welcome to the world of fifteen-year-old Evan Banksky, a world that seems to be spinning dangerously out of control. A world that seems impossible to escape. Until he gets some unexpected help from a mysterious group on a mission to reveal the truth behind a great illusion.

Embarking on a journey that takes him to places he never imagined, Evan learns that he must look deep within himself to find the answer to a series of profound dilemmas. From the gritty council estates of London to the rolling plains of the African wilderness, join Evan as he confronts his family and his friends, his past and his future, arriving at crucial decisions that will change his life forever.

Gripping, funny and full of unforeseen twists and turns, Escaping the ILLUSION is a thrilling, heart-wrenching novel about discovering the true super-power that exists within us all, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Escaping the Illusion is a brilliant story but its genius lies in the profound teaching that points to how we all work psychologically. Understanding this simple yet often overlooked point will enable you to navigate the challenges you may face with more ease and grace. Buy this book. It will be the beat thing you will do.” – J H BOGUSH

Escaping the Illusion is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle.

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Posted by on September 10, 2018 in Book Launches, Uncategorized

 

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Publishers Weekly reviews The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes: Vol. 1

“Smith’s facility at crafting original plots remains undiminished in this collection of six Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Some hook the reader with a tantalizing opening, such as “The Jet Broach,” in which the Baker Street detective receives an anonymous package containing a brooch and a scrawled note for help. Even those with a less dramatic start take unexpected and intriguing turns, such as “The Five Keys,” which begins with a request for help so banal that Watson is surprised his friend accepts the case—a couple want the detective to attend the reading of a will, to keep his eyes and ears open for anything underhanded. Holmes gets drawn into a mystery worthy of his skills that ends with an eminently fair solution. “The Inn on the Marsh” features an odder entreaty from another man and wife, who are perplexed as to why the guest register at the inn they stayed at during their honeymoon no longer contains their names. Sherlockians will rejoice that Smith continues to create new mysteries faithful to Conan Doyle.”

The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes: Vol. 1 is available for pre order from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volumes 1 and 2, hardcover edition is available from The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and NobleAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Review of The Adventure of the Wordy Companion: An A-Z Guide to Sherlockian Phraseology

Finally!
As a writer of Sherlock Holmes pastiches, I’ve been waiting years for a book like Nicko Vaughan’s “The Adventure of the Wordy Companion: An A-Z Guide to Sherlockian Phraseology.” A glossary of selected terms, phrases, and references from the original canon of Sherlock Holmes stories, this collection offers writers and readers alike a treasure of Holmesian information. Oh, sure, most of the alphabetical listings appear in the annotated versions of the Holmes stories (if you own such collections), but specific references are most difficult to locate if you don’t know the exact place to look. Want to know what a “lumber room” is? Or a minstrel’s gallery? How about a Penang-lawyer? You can easily discover the answers in “The Wordy Companion.”

To be sure, a stickler can find things to quibble about. Some adverbs and adjectives are defined as verbs (the definition of the adverb “askance,” for instance, begins with an infinitive verb: “to perceive something, or someone as suspicious…”). And at the expense of the celebrated actor William Gillette, whose world-famous performance as Holmes premiered in 1899, the book’s introduction misidentifies the 1908 performance of German actor Alwin Neuss as the “first depiction of Sherlock Holmes.” But in light of the practical nature of the book, such distractions are negligible.

As someone who out of necessity has constructed his own list of important terms from Holmes stories, I’m thrilled to be able to flip through this book to find just the right word or term for what I’m trying to say—and learn some interesting facts and definitions along the way. “The Wordy Companion” maintains a prominent position on my desk.

Reviewed by Daniel D. Victor

The Adventure of the Wordy Companion 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 Druid of Death: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

From award winning author Richard T Ryan comes his third traditional Sherlock Holmes story, now out on Audio, following novel of the year award winning The Vatican Cameos and The Stone of Destiny.

Praise for Ryan’s Holmes books from leading writers:

“A Stunning Achievement” Ken Bruen

“An extravagantly imagined and beautifully written Holmes story” Lee Child

“Somewhere Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is smiling. Ryan’s ‘The Stone of Destiny’ is a fine addition to the Canon.” Reed Farrel Coleman

151 books on the Sherlock Holmes Audio Books Pinterest Board

The Druid of Death – A Sherlock Holmes Adventure is available for pre order from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine (pre publication copies available), Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. Available on Kindle.

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The Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part IX and X, 2018 Annual

“These two latest volumes maintain the high standard set three years ago by editor and publisher. Parts IX and X between them contain thirty-seven new stories, all as faithful as possible to the canonical tradition and style. The authors include Sonia Fetherston, S.F. Bennett, Mark Mower, Kelvin Jones, Jayantika Ganguly, Daniel D Victor, Hugh Ashton, Tim Symonds and David Marcum himself. There’s also a play by the late Jim French, and another by Leslie Charteris and Denis Green – a nice addendum to Sherlock Holmes: The Lost Radio Scripts. Nicholas Meyer, whose novel The Seven-per-Cent Solution effectively began the age of quality Holmes pastiche, contributes a foreword. Neither editor nor authors will benefit financially, as all royalties go towards the conservation of Undershaw, Conan Doyle’s former Surrey home, which now houses Stepping Stones School. The books are treasurable and the cause is admirable.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. Available on KindleKoboNook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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Review of The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street

The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street by Rob Nunn. London: MX Publishing, 2017, 325pp. Nunn turns the Canon on its head in this clever and entertaining book and imagines a world in which Holmes has turned to crime. As a criminal consultant, Holmes vies with his rival Moriarty for the role of king of crime. Available from sherlockholmesbooks.com.

Reviewed by The Baker Street Journal

The Criminal Mastermind of Baker Street is available from all good bookstores including  The Strand MagazineAmazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in KindleKoboNook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone). Available on Audio.

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A Guide to Deduction: The Ultimate Handbook For Any Aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson, 2nd edition

Updated and Revised 2nd edition. A Guide to Deduction is a guide for any potential Sherlock Holmes or John Watson. A series of reflections on subjects to help anyone from novices to experts to learn how to deduce things from your surroundings. The book is a useful reference to learn about the common details that appear in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. In this second edition, learn more about lock picking, poisons and the chemistry in the world around us.

A guide to deduction is remarkably detailed and incredibly varied in its content! The reader can learn valued ideas from every page! i particularly enjoyed the section on code breaking! It is impossible for me to recommend this anymore than to say, do yourself a favour and purchase this immediately!” –  Ben Cardall

A Guide to Deduction 2nd edition 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 KindleKoboNook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone). Available on Audio.

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