Sherlock Author Profile - Peter Coe Verbica

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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 Peter Coe Verbica.


Peter's Favourite quote from The Canon: 

“Pray let me hear it.”  

The Adventure of The Naval Treaty

This quotation reminds me that each of us is at his finest when he listens.


Peter has stories in Volume XIX and XXI

“The Adventure of the Matched Set”

“The Deceased Priest”


Peter's favourites amongst his own works:

Other works of Verbica’s which echo Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon include “The Musician Who Spoke from the Grave,” (The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X: 2018 Annual (1896-1916), “The Dutch Imposters,” (MX anthologies, 2019 Annual, Part XIII), and “Ghost in the Mirror,” (MX anthologies, 2019 Annual, Part XV). 

Seven more original stories written by Verbica, “The Lucky Strike,” “The Mystery of the Five Keys,” “The Man Who Didn’t Smoke,” “The Noble Heart,” “The Curious Case of the Bald Prince,” “The Lost Uncle,” and “Death at Hampton Court” appear in the popular book, The Missing Tales of Sherlock Holmes (As Compiled by Peter Coe Verbica, JD), which has sold in the US, Great Britain, Australia, India and Japan.


In addition to his works based on the heroes of 221B Baker Street, Verbica has also written on cowboy culture (Hard-won Cowboy Wisdom, Not Necessarily in Order of Importance); his Japanese poetry Eighty-eight Lost Haiku appears under the penname “Shijin.”  His well-regarded poetry works include Left at the Gate and Other Poems (2016) and A Key to the Grove and Other Poems (2013).  His upcoming book, Small Miracles, features over fifty new poems, eighteen of which first appear in anthologies throughout the world, including the US, Hong Kong and Norway. 

Mr. Verbica has also enjoyed being a part of providing a venue for other writers, having served on the Board of the Catamaran Literary Reader.  The heart of the second largest state park in California was donated in memory of his great grandfather, Henry W. Coe, Jr.  He is married to a competitive trail runner and has four daughters, including his oldest who served in the US Navy.


For more details on the author’s background, please go to Peter Coe Verbica.



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