Publishers Weekly Reviews - The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories

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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories keeps breaking records - the most new stories, the most participating authors, etc - but its the quality of the reviews that is the most rewarding. Just in the sixteenth great review from Publishers Weekly - here are links to them all (more than a dozen are starred reviews):


"One of Conan Doyle’s most tragic creations, the eponymous “Veiled Lodger,” gets a believable and intriguing after-story in Mark Mower’s “The Unveiled Lodger”; Eugenia Ronder, the original veiled lodger, has rebuilt her life, but is troubled by a coded message she found on her property. In a clever twist, Michael Mallory makes Watson’s decision to reveal in print the location of his sensitive cache of untold tales essential to the plot of “The Adventure of the Doctor’s Hand.” This is another must-have for Sherlockians."

Volume XXI review


"Other authors offer intriguing takes on some of Watson’s tantalizing references in the canon to untold tales, including a baffling vanishing of a man who went missing after going to retrieve his umbrella and a gory death linked to a bizarre worm. Marcum’s reserve of high-quality new Holmes exploits seems endless."

Volume XX review 


"Matthew White demonstrates how a gripping and moving mystery not centered on violence can be crafted in “A Case of Paternity.” Other tales examine Watson’s relationship to religion, his opinion of the British Empire, and his experiences during the Afghan War. Marcum continues to burnish his reputation as a superior selector of quality new Holmes stories."

Volume XIX review


"The 16 pastiches in Marcum’s splendid 18th Sherlock Holmes anthology prove that creative authors can recapture the essence of Conan Doyle’s characters with an impossible crime or seemingly supernatural angle without relying on vampires or werewolves."

Volume XVIII review


"This is yet another impressive array of new but traditional Holmes stories."

Volume XVII review


"The 16 stories in Marcum’s excellent 16th pastiche anthology pit Sherlock Holmes against ghosts, werewolves, and various other monsters, offering clever, rational solutions to seemingly paranormal mysteries".

Volume XVI review


"This series shows no sign of flagging, welcome news for the many eager for more Holmes."

Volume XV review


“More than 300 pastiches later, this MX series shows no sign of running out of steam”

Volume XIV review


“Amazingly, Marcum has found 22 superb pastiches, almost all from unknown authors. This is more catnip for fans of stories faithful to Conan Doyle’s originals.

Volume XIII review


“Marcum continues to amaze with the number of high-quality pastiches that he has selected”

Volume XII review


“This is an essential volume for Sherlock Holmes fans

Volume XI review


"Marcum continues to find new Sherlock Holmes adventures of consistently high quality”

Volume X review


“Sherlockians will rejoice that more volumes are on the way”

Volume IX review


“The imagination of the contributors in coming up with variations on the volume’s theme is matched by their ingenious resolutions”

Volume VIII review


 “Sherlockians eager for faithful-to-the-canon plots and characters will be delighted” 

Volume VII review


“This is a must-have for all Sherlockians”

Volume VI review

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