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The Amateur Executioner – Sherlock Holmes and Enoch Hale – the first adventure now in audio book

The Amateur Executioner – Sherlock Holmes and Enoch Hale – the first adventure now in audio book from – Amazon USA and Amazon UK.

“I don’t give a 5-star review lightly, but this book deserves one for its sheer ability to delight me with its masterful storytelling.

The new collaborative novel by two seasoned Sherlock Holmes novelists is a rare type of book for me to review, since it does not directly star Sherlock Holmes. Instead, the world’s greatest detective has a prominent supporting role in an entertaining 1920s mystery that also includes TS Eliot, WB Yeats, and several other historical characters.

The Amateur Executioner is the kind of book that can be enjoyed on several levels. Those who want an exciting, fast-moving, and action-filled mystery will appreciate its pace and wit, while those who are more interested in the Sherlock Holmes element will also find many subtle and clever references to the Doyle canon. Unexpectedly, there’s also a lot to love for those who appreciate classic literature and the writers of the early 20th century.

Having read other work by both Andriacco and McMullen, I wouldn’t necessarily have expected the two to collaborate. I hesitate to label them too strictly, but Andriacco’s style generally reads, to my ear, like Dashiell Hammett-style detective narrative, while McMullen is more traditionally Victorian and imitative of Doyle in his pastiches. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the two coalesced throughout the book. I don’t know what the division of writing was, but the voice of the American protagonist, Enoch Hale, strikes me as predominately Andriacco’s, while the historical atmosphere and several of the other voices seem to belong more to McMullen.

Above all, the novel is enjoyable. It’s a quick read that can be digested in a few sittings, and the ending leaves the reader hoping for more. Andriacco and McMullen have done a masterful job of blending history, fiction, and Sherlock Holmes in a way that entices and delights. I suppose the question is, does Holmes belong to the fiction or to the history? The authors of The Amateur Executioner will make you believe he’s absolutely real”

Amy Thomas, The Baker Street Babes

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Audio version of Mystery at St Andrews out this week

Audio version of Mystery at St Andrews out this week – Doctor John Watson is visiting the village of St Andrews, Scotland, on a much-needed holiday. Still saddened by the loss of his good friend and companion, Sherlock Holmes, he seeks to put his life back in order. – Narrated by David Collins.

Mystery at St Andrews is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  KoboNook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone) and it is available in Audible Audio Edition.

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The Detective and the Woman by Amy Thomas now released in audio format!

The Detective and the Woman by Amy Thomas now released in audio format! Also available in paperback – in the USA from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. In ebook format it is in  Amazon Kindle , iTunes (iPad/iPhone) and Kobo.

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The Real Sherlock Holmes by Joe Riggs released in audio format!

The Real Sherlock Holmes by Joe Riggs released in audio format! Also available in paperback – in the USA from Barnes and Noble and  Amazon, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones and in all formats including Amazon Kindle , KoboNook, and iPad . Fans outside the US and UK can get free delivery from Book Depository.

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Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus by P. C. Martin now released in audio format!

Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus by P. C. Martin released in audio format! Also available in paperback – in the USA from Barnes and Noble and Amazon and in the UK by Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. Also available on Kindle.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Dead Boer at Scotney Castle by Tim Symonds now released in audio format!

Sherlock Holmes and the Dead Boer at Scotney Castle by Tim Symonds now released in audio format! Also available in paperback – in the USA from Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK WaterstonesAmazon and Book Depository (free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats including Kindle and  iPad.

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The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Gerard Kelly out in audio format!

The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Gerard Kelly out in audio format! Also available in paperback – in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Waterstonesand Amazon. Elsewhere Book Depository offer free worldwide delivery. In ebook format it is in KindleKoboNook and  iPad.

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