Sherlock Sunday - Tim Symonds

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#SherlockSunday brings you news of new Sherlock Holmes launches coming soon. All available now from this site ahead of of publication, or via pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all good bookstores.

There are also five Holmes (and ACD) campaigns running on Kickstarter at the moment.

Mrs Hudson Goes To Paris - Susan Knight - 14th Feb 2022

This is Susan Knight's third book featuring Mrs Hudson as investigator. The first was a short story collection (Mrs Hudson Investigates) and the second her first novel (Mrs Hudson Goes To Ireland).

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London's review of Mrs Hudson Goes To Ireland was glowing - Rarely do I finish a book in one sitting; on this occasion I had to burn the midnight oil to find out what happened in the end. If Mr Holmes ever worried about his competition, he need only look under his own roof; in Mrs Hudson, he may have well and truly met his match in terms of her investigating skills!    


Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Illustrations Volume 2 - Mike Foy - 20th Mar 2022

Mike Foy brings us more than 400 more Holmes illustrations in his second compilation - the first one was dominated by Sidney Paget. You can find this and Volume one on Kickstarter.


The Undiscovered Archives of Sherlock Holmes - John Lawrence - 24th Mar 2022

The author of these “history mysteries” is John Lawrence, a University of California-trained history Ph.D. who spent nearly 40 years as a top staff person in the U.S. House of Representatives, the last 8 as chief of staff to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The author uses his professional training to blend historical fact with Holmesian embellishments that produce  unique stories any devotee of The Canon will enjoy.


Sherlock Cat and The Missing Mousie - Heather Edwards - 31st Mar 2022

“From now on, I am going to be Sherlock Holmes, the World’s Greatest Cat Detective.” With those words, my friend Spot decided he would become a crime-solving kitty.

By far the bestselling book we've ever had on pre-order, this children's novella has wonderful illustrations from Amanda Downs.

Sherlock Cat is a 'Project We Love' on Kickstarter - with two more weeks left. We've also included the audio version in our MX Audio Collection App.


The Cases Down Under (Octavius Bear Book 16) - Harry DeMaio - 10th Apr 2022

The sixteenth novel in Harry's amazing series featuring Sherlock Holmes as a bear in a no-humans future universe. Novels are stand alone - but many prefer to read  from the beginning in The Octavius Bear SeriesWe have a 3for2 offer on the whole series - use the code 'octavius'.


The Additional Investigations of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Hall - 21st Apr 2022

Another seven stories from one of the most successful pastiche writers around - Arthur Hall.

The Adventure of the Disappearing Prisoner 
The Adventure of the Drewhampton Poisoner 
The Adventure of the Returning Spirit 
The Adventure of Miss Anna Truegrace 
The Adventure of Mr Fairdale Hobbs 
The Adventure of the Conk-Singleton Forgery 
The Adventure of the Grand Vizier 


Sherlock Holmes and The Strange Death of Brigadier-General Delves - Tim Symonds - 8th May 2022

It’s 1898.  Kismet brings about a chance reunion at a London club between Dr. Watson and Colonel “Maiwand Mike” Fenlon, former military comrades from their Northwest Frontier days and the desperate Battle of Maiwand. A week later an urgent cable seeking Sherlock Holmes’s help arrives from the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency 30 miles off the coast of Normandy. A retired high-ranking British Indian Army officer who commanded the troops at Maiwand has dropped dead. Colonel Fenlon is in a holding cell awaiting trial for his murder.

What role in the Brigadier-General’s death was played by a phial of patent medicine developed in India to treat cholera? Why are Colonel Fenlon’s forefinger and thumbprint on the neck of the phial when he swears he has never seen it before?

Above all, why is Fenlon refusing to enter a plea or even to tell his Defence counsel what took place the evening the Brigadier-General dropped dead?

This is Tim's sixth Sherlock Holmes novel - four of which have been translated into Italian by Mondadori.


Out last week in Audio:

Sherlock Holmes: The Pearl of Death and Other Early Stories

In "The Pearl of Death", Holmes and Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to recover a stolen, priceless, giant, cursed pearl - and nearly die while doing so. "Mrs Watson’s Gold Locket" presents a rare mystery that Holmes fails to solve. In the "Mystery of the Nameless Man", a traveler with amnesia enlists Holmes’ aid in finding out who he is, where he came from, and why he’s in London. "Lure of the Rhinoceros Head" pits Holmes against an adversary he’ll never be able to catch. The epic "Case of the Marble Ghost" presents Holmes with a mystery so baffling he nearly brings himself and Scotland Yard to ruin trying to solve it. 

Holmes, Watson and Mycroft, Holmes’ older brother, interview the famous French adventure writer, Jules Verne, in "The Predictability Problem". What they learn about the impending future of the British Empire rattles them to their cores. In "Bane of the Black Brigand", Mrs. Hudson is caught in her kitchen holding a bloody knife while standing over the murdered corpse of a strange copper-haired man. "The Late Constable Avery" shows how Holmes cleverly solves the murder of a constable’s wife simply by using his immense powers of logic, observation and deduction. "A Most Irregular Murder" details Holmes’ very personal investigation concerning the murder of one of his Baker Street Irregulars. And finally, in "The Adventure of the Underworld Assassin", Holmes’ detecting skills are tested to their limits as he tries to stop an assassin from destroying the British government.


We've published the list of the Top 8 selling Sherlock Holmes audiobooks in January so far.


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