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Cracking The Code Of The Canon

We’re delighted to share that ‘Cracking The Code Of The Canon – How Sherlock Holmes Made His Decisions’ has been awarded the Runner-Up prize in the Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book award. It’s great news that a Sherlock Holmes book has won the award.

Cracking The Code of The Canon 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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Out today – The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part V: Christmas Adventures

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part V: Christmas Adventures features contributions by: Bob Byrne, Derrick Belanger, Amy Thomas, David Marcum, Denis O. Smith, C.H. Dye, Marcia Wilson, Julie McKuras, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bert Coules, John Hall, Jim French, S.F. Bennett, Narrelle M. Harris, William Patrick Maynard, Vincent W. Wright, James Lovegrove, Arthur Hall, Nicholas Utechin, Mike Chinn, Tracy J. Revels, Roger Riccard, Wendy C. Fries, Paul D. Gilbert, Jan Edwards, Molly Carr, S. Subramanian, Peter K. Andersson, Matthew J. Elliott, Hugh Ashton, and Mark Mower,  with a poem by Ashley D. Polasek and forewords by Jonathan Kellerman, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, Melissa Farnham, and David Marcum.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part V: Christmas Adventures 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.

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Review of The Detective and The Woman

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in a series by Amy Thomas starring Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. The plot has many twists and turns and is full of intrigue, danger, and a budding relationship between two former foes…

I give the book five stars!

Reviewed by Raven’s Reviews

The Detective and the Woman is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA The Strand Magazine, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon andWaterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, iTunes (iPad/iPhone) and Kobo, and it is available in Audible Audio Edition.

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Posted by on November 20, 2016 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized

 

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Review of The Vatican Cameos

“… The story is crafted not only in the style of Sherlock’s creator, but rife with all the trappings, starting with the character traits of Holmes and Watson and their procedural approach to problem solving, on to the imaginative means of maneuvering around inevitable hurdles, and down to minutia that makes the storytelling indisputably authentic…

Ryan has captured not only Holmes’ voice but the pattern of his thinking process and logic, and the mystery is laced with an abundance of Holmes’ trademark characteristics and arcane knowledge. (Holmes displaying an encyclopedic knowledge of the Vatican’s architecture, for instance.)

At the story’s center is a papal primer that provides the reader with a cultural history of the political struggle between Church and State.

Watson’s narrative perfectly captures Holmes’ arrogance and trademark knowledge of the obscure. Once you’ve read “The Vatican Cameos,” you’ll find yourself eager awaiting the next in Ryan’s series.

As am I.

Reviewed by Fran Wood

The Vatican Cameos is available for 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 on Audible.

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What’s New in 2016: Top Holmes Gifts For Long-Time Sherlockians

Randall Stock maintains a fascinating website called The Best of Sherlock Holmes which aims to filter through the thousands of Sherlock related items and find those that are ‘noteworthy’. Every year Randall provides a very valuable service for those looking to get gifts for the Sherlockians in their lives.

Needless to say, appearing in Randall’s top 10 for the year is extremely sought after and I’m delighted to report that alongside such eminent entries as BBC Sherlock’s Abominable Bride our MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories makes its debut.

You can see the full listing here [What’s New in 2016: Top Holmes Gifts] with our collection alongside five other books/collections including those from Laurie R King and Denis O Smith.

It’s particularly strong recognition for the editor of the series David Marcum as his own collection ‘Tangled Skeins’ made it into the Best of 2015 list.

MX authors have made the list pretty much every year but often for non-fiction books about Conan Doyle; Alistair Duncan in 2012 for his excellent ‘An Entirely New Country’ about ACD’s time at Undershaw; Brian Pugh with several editions of his Chronology of Conan Doyle; 

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September 23-30 New Sherlock Holmes Books

Two exciting new Holmes books to tell you about this week.

Sherlock Holmes and A Study In Regret is a traditional Holmes story that runs on the premise that two not one perished at Reichenbach.

Also in a traditional vein comes The Papers of Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 from David Marcum. The first Volume that came out on in June and has been our bestselling book over the summer. An extremely high quality collection of short stories – very much Conan Doyle style.

Sherlock Holmes and A Study In Regret is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

The Papers of Sherlock Holmes Volume Two is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA, Amazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  KoboNookand Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The Curse of Sherlock Holmes by Dhanil Ali

“Back in March I was sceptical when I learned of a play that was about tour the north-west: “Somewhere between the fact and the fiction Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest creation stole the soul of Jeremy Brett, the actor who would become the embodiment of the Baker Street Sleuth. The Curse of Sherlock Holmes follows Jeremy as he fights for his sanity… his life.” I don’t know how it came across in performance, but the published script by Dhanil Ali (MX Publishing, 2013) is thought provoking and dramatic, without being unnecessarily sensational. Since the protagonist is Jeremy Brett, however, the disclaimer: “All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental,” is decidedly disingenuous.”

The Curse of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including in the USAAmazonBarnes and Noble, in the UK AmazonWaterstones,  and for everywhere else Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery. 

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