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Peter E. Blau reviews The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories

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“THE MX BOOK OF NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES, edited by David Marcum (London: MX Publishing, 2015), is an anthology of straight-forward pastiches, carefully selected from what Marcum calls the “Great Watsonian Oversoul.” Marcum believes that “there never can be enough good Holmes stories, relating the activities of the true, correct, and traditional Holmes,” and he offers more than sixty stories, almost all previously unpublished, by authors who are old hands at writing pastiches or newcomers to the genre. The stories (and occasional poems and scripts) are nicely done indeed, and the collection consists of three volumes (439/416/418 pp.) Recommended. MX’s web-sites are at <www.mxpublishing.com> and...

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Review of The Lost World – An Arthur Conan Doyle Graphic Novel

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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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Review of An Entirely New Country

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“Make no mistake: I am a student of the life of Sherlock Holmes, and not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I play “The Game” with great seriousness. My two trips to England, and in particular London, have been Holmes Pilgrimages. Any time that I happened to cross the path of Conan Doyle, Watson’s first – but not only – literary agent, was usually by accident. (Stopping to look at two of Doyle’s London homes, for instance, happened only because they were on the walk between other Holmes-related sites, and not because they were destinations in-and-of themselves.) In spite of this statement,...

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Sherlock Holmes house: High Court challenge fails

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The Judicial Review yesterday ruled that the development of Undershaw as the new home of Stepping Stones can go ahead. The final challenge to the plans was rejected by Justice Foskett  according to BBC News. The decision removes the final obstacle to the school’s opening in May 2016. The picture above shows the new building that will sit alongside the original Underhsaw house. 60+ Sherlock authors around the world are working on fundraising for restoration projects at the school with the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories which has been a bestseller among Sherlock fans in the run up to...

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Released today - Sherlock Holmes and The July Crisis 2nd Edition

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is brought back to life in this new story created by Dr. Carlopio using the words of the original master in his unique editorial fiction method. The incomparable Sherlock Holmes is involved in the build-up to WWI … we have a stolen treaty, an attempted robbery of millions of French Gold, German spies and a brush with the incomparable Irene Adler all within the historically accurate context of the July Crisis. Sherlock Holmes and the July Crisis 2nd Edition is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping...

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