Sherlock Author Profile - David Marcum

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Today's author profile from The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Volumes XIX to XXI (now on Kickstarter) is David Marcum - who is also the editor of the collection.


David's Favourite quote from The Canon: 

“We can but try.”

Holmes says it in “The Problem of Thor Bridge” (published in February-March 1922), and then Watson says it in “The Creeping Man” (published March 1923), whereupon Holmes replies, “Excellent, Watson! Compound of the Busy Bee and Excelsior. We can but try – the motto of the firm.”


David has a story in each of the three volumes:

Part XIX: “The Gordon Square Discovery”

Part XX: “The Keadby Cross”

Part XXI: “The Cat’s Meat Lady of Cavendish Square”


David's favourites amongst his own works:

The Papers of Sherlock Holmes

  • “‘The Papers of Sherlock Holmes’ . . .  contains nine intriguing mysteries . . . very much in the classic tradition . . . He writes well, too.” – Roger Johnson, Editor, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
  • “Marcum offers nine clever pastiches.” – Steven Rothman, Editor, The Baker Street Journal

Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt

  • This is a welcome addendum to Sherlock lore that respectfully fleshes out Doyle’s legendary crime-solving couple in the context of new escapades . . . .” – Peter Roche,
  • “David Marcum is known to Sherlockians as the author of two short story collections . . . In ‘Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt’, he demonstrates mastery of the longer form as well.” – Dan Andriacco, Sherlockian and Author of the Cody and McCabe Series

 Sherlock Holmes – Tangled Skeins

  • Included in Randall Stock’s, 2015 Top Five Sherlock Holmes Books – Fiction
  • “Marcum’s collection will appeal to those who like the traditional elements of the Holmes tales.”  Randall Stock, BSI
  • “There are good pastiche writers, there are great ones, and then there is David Marcum who ranks among the very best . . . I cannot recommend this book enough.”  Derrick Belanger, Author and Publisher of Belanger Books


For David's profile on Amazon, click here.

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