Week 40 - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022
Out this week in print are:
The Rediscovered Annals of Sherlock Holmes - Terry Golledge
Scarlett Holmes, Sister of Sherlock - Contrarian - Lawrence Stribling
Hidden Fires - Jane Rubino
...plus several of the Sherlock Holmes campaigns on Kickstarter are coming to a close this week.
A choice of four books from our catalogue this week - please let us know which you would like.
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What if Sherlock Holmes had turned to crime instead of detection? THE CRIMINAL MASTERMIND OF BAKER STREET by Rob Nunn investigates this very concept. Holmes famously said that “when a clever man turns his brains to crime it is the worst of all.” A sinister influence is at work in Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson running a hidden criminal empire. THE CRIMINAL MASTERMIND OF BAKER STREET explores all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories through the lens of Holmes as a criminal while adding many new exciting tales of Holmes’ daring to delight its readers.
The body lying on its back before us was unquestionably that of the man who had attempted to kill Holmes and I with explosives, at Glenbury Gardens. He wore the same dark clothing, although his hat was gone, and the hare lip was a livid scar on his pallid face. Strangely, it crossed my mind that what could be seen of his expression in death was softer than that he had worn in life.
The third adventure in a series of five stories which update individual tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to our modern world. Based on The Creeping Man, a pop-star is plagued by an unusual stalker whose violent outbursts and strange jumping seem to hint at mental instability. She seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes to track him down and uncover his identity. Watson welcomes any distraction from his humdrum life of domesticity and his boring job, so enthusiastically offers to assist. As long as he makes it home in time for dinner.
Undershaw was the Surrey home of Arthur Conan Doyle between 1897-1907. Built lovingly for his wife Touie to help treat her ongoing battle with tuberculosis, Arthur created a haven for his wife and family. It was here he wrote The Hound of The Baskervilles, brought Sherlock Holmes back to life in "The Empty House", and entertained guests such as writer J.M. Barrie, illustrator Sidney Paget, renowned actor William Gillette, and more. Welcome to Undershaw explores the early life of Arthur Conan Doyle through to his departure from Undershaw. You will see he was a more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of adventure with a passion for chivalry and knights, theatre and politics, sports and travel.