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Book Review - The Curious Book Of Sherlock Holmes Characters

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Book Review - The Curious Book Of Sherlock Holmes Characters

Sherlock Holmes Society of London "This comprehensive directory of every character in the Canon sensibly proceeds in a simple alphabetical format (by character rather than story) and, equally sensibly, has a comprehensive index. Characters I didn’t even consider characters are represented, such as Desborough, a horse from Silver Blaze. If it had a name it’s in the book! For each character we are given the name, story, sex, and whether they are alive or dead in the Canon. In addition, depending on the importance of the character, are details which can range from physical appearance to occupation and, if relevant,...

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Book Review - The Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes

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Book Review - The Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes

David Marcum This is a Golden Age of Sherlockian Adventure, and this collection is a prime example of why. With an interest in Sherlock Holmes, and being knowledgeable on the subject as well, Herczeg began writing Holmes pastiches, submitting them to various anthologies, such as “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories”. After a while, and a few years of repeating the process and accumulating a sizeable collection of published adventures, we now have this set of fifteen superb narratives. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’d choose “The Adventure of the Sugar Merchant” – what starts as...

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Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Crowned Heads of Europe

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Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Crowned Heads of Europe

Publishers Weekly "Turley debuts with a superior collection of four interconnected novellas involving Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in intelligence work on behalf of the British government. In the most memorable entry, “The Adventure of the Inconvenient Heir-Apparent,” Empress Elisabeth of Austria invites Holmes to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1898 in the hope the detective can clear up the circumstances of the deaths of her son, Rudolf, and his mistress nine years earlier, a tragedy generally regarded as a murder-suicide. The solution Holmes arrives at is grounded in the political tensions roiling the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time. In “The Case...

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Book Review - A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes

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Book Review - A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes

David Marcum Jay Ganguly knows what she’s talking about. She runs The Sherlock Holmes Society of India and is serious student of The Canon. Her first book, “The Holmes Sutra: 160 Sherlock Holmes Sayings for his 160th Birthday” was published by MX in 2014. A year later, she decided to try her hand at Sherlockian pastiches, writing her first one for the initial 3-volumes set of “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories” – and she never looked back. She has continued to contribute stories to these and other anthologies ever since – and now she’s published this volume,...

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes - A Yorkshireman in Baker Street

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes - A Yorkshireman in Baker Street

David Marcum Robert Stapleton first came to Sherlockian notice when he participated in the initial 3-volume set of “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories” in 2015. From that time to the present, he has become one of the most reliably consistent visitors to Watson’s Tin Dispatch Box, pulling forth story after wonderful story, all relating adventures of the True Sherlock Holmes. Now, with this wonderful volume, ten of his MX stories, along with another from a Holmes anthology from Belanger Books, are brought together for the first time. The title of the book has a wonderful double meaning....

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