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“…Once again, Joseph W Svec, III takes us (and Holmes and Watson) deep into another fictional world that somehow manages to be real. All of the scenes that excite the reader from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, such as the giant squid, are here in this exciting tale. While showing us the wonders of the Nautilus, and delighting us with Luna the Mermaid, Svec manages to also produce a challenging mystery! I am also pleased to see that the teaser at the end of the book promises more adventures, perhaps at Camelot! I gladly give this amazing book five stars...

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“…The tremendous novel that introduces the reader to Professor George Edward Challenger—brilliant, apelike, powerfully muscled, and short tempered—is recreated here in this graphic novel. The artwork is whimsical, but the story for the most part goes along with the book. There will be a twist or two that may surprise the reader, but trust me, they are great! I enjoyed the original novel (a reprint, of course!) and this graphic novel is a joy to read. I will give this GN five stars. Petr Kopl has other graphic novels available, and I hope to read them all!” Reviewed by Raven’s...

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“...The story winds through the poetry, to Baskerville Hall, to a confrontation on the moors with a beast like none they had seen, to the inquest on Will Abernathy, (which enrages Holmes,) back to 221B, and thus to the Sussex Downs where Holmes trains as a apiarist and solves a crime, and back to Baker Street for the shock ending I didn’t see coming! The story is really good and the Herculean effort it must have been to write it all in verse—well, my hat is off to you, Mr. Allan Mitchell! I wouldn’t dream of seeing such work get...

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“…This one is quite the page-turner. It is hard to believe such a great mystery could be crammed into about 150 pages! It keeps your attention from the first word to the last. Much like a mountain climber; when you think you have reached the climax of the novel, it simply means you are viewing the next peak.I have absolutely no hesitation in giving this novel five plus stars!” Reviewed by Raven’s Reviews Sherlock Holmes and The House of Pain is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .In ebook format...

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“This excellent book is the eagerly awaited third and final volume in Alistair Duncan’s study of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It deals with the last twentythree years of the great author’s life from the year of his second marriage to Jean Leckie until his death in 1930. These years saw his move to Windlesham, the birth of three children, more literary success, the discovery of a new faith, the final stories of Sherlock Holmes and, of course, the First World War. This meticulously researched book gives us an impartial account of Conan Doyle’s life in a chronological...

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“There are a lot of Sherlock Holmes books written for kids. This really excellent volume does it in a way that hasn’t been done before. Many of the Holmes stories for children feature numerous variations of the Great Detective’s legendary assistants, The Baker Street Irregulars. These include: The fine MacDougall Twins stories by Derrick and Brian Belanger, “The Baker Street Boys” adventures – related both in books and TV episodes – by Anthony Read and Brian Ball; “The Raven League” stories by Alex Simmons; the Robert Newman books, the Tim Piggott-Smith trilogy, the Tracy Mack books, and various graphic novels,...

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“… Wendy C. Fries writes with such wonderful humour and joy, not one story falls short. Holmes and Watson are portrayed vividly and with such skill you do not need the date markers or hansoms or the London Eye to tell whether you’re in Victorian London or in modern London…” Reviewed by The Melbourne Review of Books Read the full review here. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson: The Day They Met is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format...

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“David Ruffle’s HOLMES AND WATSON: AN AMERICAN ADVENTURE (2015; 140 pp.) brings Holmes and Watson to New York, so that Holmes can lecture at a training academy for the city’s police force (and help solve a murder), and to Fall River, where Holmes solves two more murders and has a chance to meet Lizzie Borden and review the records of the murders of her father and stepmother.” Pre publication copies available from The Strand Magazine Holmes and Watson – An American Adventure is available for pre order from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book...

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“Before Sherlock Holmes meets John Watson, the young detective solves crimes with a bright lady friend in this delectable ‘before Watson’ novel. In Croyle’s (The Caretaker, 2009) new series, Holmes is a loner college student at Oxford in 1874 when he’s bitten by a dog visiting the campus with its owner, Priscilla ‘Poppy’ Stamford…” Read the full review here. Pre publication copies are available from The Strand Magazine.

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"This is an anthology of tales involving Holmes with conventional Nineteenth Century supernatural occurrences.   The ‘Holmes Agency’ has always stood firmly behind the motto, “Ghosts need not apply,” but any number of questionable events pop up in this collection. The lead story, a novella called “The Skull of Kohada Koheiji,” presents Holmes and Watson with ghostly happenings at a Japanese exhibition village in Knightsbridge.  The appearance of a Japanese specter in the midst of London does not promote amicable relations between the Japanese Empire and that of Great Britain. In the next novella, “The Ratcliffe Oracle,” an oracle has...

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