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Out on Kindle – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

The Art of Sherlock Holmes is a totally unique experience. Imagine a dozen or more of the finest artists in the U.S. creating art for some the best new short stories written by some of the finest Holmes authors in the world. Each artist has envisioned their version of one story specifically selected for them. All stories and art in one large, hardcover, coffee table presentation volume. This first edition features artists from West Palm Beach, Florida. Future editions will be global, with participating artists contributing from all over the world. The Art of Sherlock Holmes was conceived and curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.

The book is certainly a unique experience for lovers of the great detective. In between the short stories about Holmes are wonderful reproductions of paintings done by well known artists from Florida. Each artist has offered their own unique vision of one of the short stories in the book. The stories and art are combined into a fabulous tribute to Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” – J. Walker

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – official prints from the Conan Doyle Estate.

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – West Palm Edition is available from Amazon USABarnes and Noble USASherlockHolmesBooks USAAmazon UKBook Depository (free worldwide shipping) and all good bookstores.

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Sherlock Holmes e il mistero di Kerrett’s Rood

Sherlock Holmes e il mistero di Kerrett’s Rood – Formato Kindle

La sorella della signora Hudson fa riemergere il vecchio caso della famiglia Felton, il quale si intreccia alle misteriose apparizioni di un fantasma…

Sul treno di ritorno per Londra, Sherlock Holmes e il Dottor Watson si imbattono casualmente nella loro prossima cliente, Mrs Grimshaw, che scopriremo essere la sorella di Mrs Hudson. Il suo racconto fa riemergere il vecchio caso della famiglia Felton, il quale si intreccia alle misteriose apparizioni di un fantasma. Holmes intuisce che queste apparizioni nascondono ben altro. Una visita all’avvocato di famiglia e alla vecchia proprietà dei Felton a Kerrett’s Rood riusciranno a confermare le sue teorie e a svelare ogni mistero.

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Out on Kindle: The Complete Dr. Thorndyke – Volume 1 and Volume 2

The Complete Dr. Thorndyke – Volume 1 and Volume 2

Volume I contains the first three Thorndyke novels, published in 1907, 1911, and 1912, respectively. Set in London during the time that Sherlock Holmes was still in practice, these introduce us to Thorndyke and his world, as well as painting a vivid picture of the London of that era. Volume II contains roughly the first half of the Thorndyke Short Stories. In all, there are over forty Thorndyke short stories, spread over six books. This volume contains the fifteen short stories from the first three, John Thorndyke’s Cases, The Singing Bone, and The Great Portrait Mystery.
When Sherlock Holmes began his practice as a “Consulting Detective”, his ideas of scientific criminal investigations caused the London police to look upon him as a mere “theorist”. And yet, through his work, the science behind catching criminals became so important that it’s hard to now imagine the world without them. Many famous Great Detectives followed in Holmes’s footsteps – Nero Wolfe and Ellery Queen, Hercule Poirot and Solar Pons – but before they began their careers, and while Holmes was still in practice in Baker Street, another London consultant – Dr. John Thorndyke – opened his doors, using the scientific methods developed and perfected by Holmes and taking them to a whole new level of brilliance.

MX Publishing is proud to announce the return of Dr. Thorndyke in a collection of omnibus editions, bringing these masterful adventures of one of the world’s greatest detectives together in an easily available format for modern readers.

Thorndyke will cheerfully show you all the facts. You will be none the wiser … .”– Dorothy L. Sayers, Chronicler of Lord Peter Wimsey

This latest two-volume set would sit proudly on any mystery readers bookshelf! Excellent!” – Raven’s Reviews

The Complete Dr. Thorndyke series 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 on Kindle: Sheerluck Versus The Paranormal Volume 1

Sheerluck Versus The Paranormal Volume 1

The world’s only kid consulting detective is on the trail of the supernatural. Ghosts, ghouls, witches – indeed all manner of phantasmagoria – beware because Sheerluck, his sister Watson and the atomic sprite Mycroft have your details!

In this volume:

ZOMBIES

CURSED PAINTINGS

SLENDER MAN

DOPPELGANGERS

Are they real?

Or what?

You will thrill to the terrifying and frankly bizarre cases Sheerluck and co have dealt with. So sit down, strap in and unexpect the expected!

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The characters of Sherlock Holmes world, Sheerluck, Watson, and Mycroft have evolved into eerily wacky versions of themselves. They take the reader on a journey through paranormal situations and find their way through. Open to the first page and find a world that is packed with humor, with their analysis of ghosts, ghouls, Slenderman, and a mime.” – Gretchen Altabef

Sheerluck is a brilliantly funny intro for kids to the world of Sherlock and Conan Doyle….plus they stand up brilliantly as an entertaining read for kids who might not always want to spend time reading…” – J.Marley

Sheerluck Holmes Book 1 is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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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.

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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.

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Out on Kindle

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part XIV

Part XIV in the popular MX series of new Sherlock Holmes stories features contributions from Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, Mark Sohn, David Marcum, S. Subramanian, Roger Riccard, Marcia Wilson, Tracy J. Revels, Arthur Hall, GC Rosenquist, Edwin A. Enstrom, Jayantika Ganguly, C.H. Dye, Matthew Booth, Stephen Herczeg, Geri Schear, Liz Hedgecock, Carl Heifetz, Gayle Lange Puhl, Harry DeMaio, I.A. Watson, and Thomas A Burns, Jr., with forewords from David Marcum, Will Thomas, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, Melissa Grigsby and a poem by Jacquelynn Morris.

The series began just four years ago, and here are sixty- six new adventures. Some of the authors have  already been mentioned; others include Marino Alvarez, Hugh Ashton, S.F. Bennett, Matthew Booth, Jay Ganguly, Carl Heifetz, Kelvin Jones, Gayle Lange Puhl, Tracy Revels, S Subramanian, Tim Symonds and Sean M Wright. And I’m delighted to find previously unpublished radio scripts by Leslie Charteris & Denis Green, and the late Jim French. 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 excellent.” – The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

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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.

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Dying Emperor (Sherlock Holmes and the Crowned Heads of Europe Book 1)

There are pastiches, and then there are superlative pastiches.

Tom Turley’s novella, ‘The Case of the Dying Emperor’ (available on Kindle) falls firmly into the latter category. A question over the last illness of Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days in 1888, sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to the Continent to investigate. A cast of real historical personages and places appear, each drawn with a level of detail and observation worthy of Holmes himself.

I had a sketchy knowledge of Frederick III, enough to know that his short reign is one of the great ‘What Ifs’ of history. Succeeded by his son, Wilhelm II, the infamous ‘Kaiser Bill’ as he was dubbed in Britain during the First World War, it is interesting to speculate on the course of history had Frederick lived. Given the international implications at the time, it is just the sort of case where you can imagine certain important figures turning to Holmes for his opinion. Watson also gets to shine, both with references to his background (based on the Baring-Gould model) and in his medical expertise. Add to this canon fidelity, and there’s plenty to keep the most ardent Sherlock Holmes fan, as well as the casual reader, engaged and delighted.

A problem I have found in the past with stories set in real historical settings is either too much or too little period detail. Mr Turley achieves an admirable balance. There are footnotes for those who want more information; if not, there is enough in the story to explain what is happening. Any necessary explanation flows naturally in conversations with appropriate language for the period between the principal characters without ever overwhelming the reader. Touches like these give the work an authentic feel, sweeping me up in the illusion that I really was reading a story written at the time.

It’s not often I get to say this, but ‘The Case of the Dying Emperor’ truly is a masterclass in the fine art of the Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Faithfulness to the characters, dedicated research and a clear, erudite style of writing makes this a story that I will be returning to again and again.

Reviewed by S.F. Bennett

Available on Kindle.

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