Week 49 - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022
Out this week in print;
The Sherlockian, the magazine that the indefatigable Holmesian, Kelvin I. Jones, edited in the mid-1980s for publication by Magico Magazine, is re-published in one volume. New material includes essays and stories by leading Sherlockians in the UK, USA and Canada. Contributors included in the original, and now much sought after, editions included the renowned radio writer, Michael Hardwick, Godfrey Hunt, Michael Kean, Catherine Cooke, crime writer David Stuart Davies, and that doyen of pastiche writers, Denis O Smith, George Cleve Haynes, Kelvin I Jones and the present editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal, Roger Johnson. This new enlarged version features additional material by such luminaries as Glen Miranka (the world's biggest Doyle/Holmes collector), Wendy Heyman Warsaw (Canada), Glen Harris et al. This bumper edition is a great delight for the followers of Mr Sherlock Holmes.
The Torso At Highgate Cemetery’ I watched as the policeman took out a notebook and read from an open page. He spoke in a whisper. Inspector Lestrade’s face turned ashen. He turned towards me, looking grim.
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January 1888: Dr. John H. Watson has returned to 221b Baker Street, just weeks after a personal tragedy has left him bereaved and bereft. Feeling like a broken man, his plans and dreams lying in ruin, he slowly tries to make his way forward, with the help of Sherlock Holmes and Mrs. Hudson. Unexpectedly, he finds himself standing in the path of a madman—who suddenly and irrationally blames Watson for his apparent defeat.
Meanwhile, Holmes has tried to distract his grief-stricken friend by telling stories of his past cases, including how, a decade before, he recovered a mysterious relic—The Eye of Heka—stolen from the British Museum. But Holmes’s plan to show Watson this unique and ancient idol goes suddenly and terribly wrong as both are swept into a series of events, one tumbling rapidly upon another, that lead to thefts, murders, and possibly a war that might quickly escalate to draw in nations from most of the world. And always there is the madman in the shadows—waiting for his next chance to attack....
Bodies washing up along the eastern coast of New England and the mysterious grounding of a “ghost ship” near Manhattan combine to bring Sherlock Holmes out of retirement to resume his pursuit of the villainous Baron Antonio Barlucci--the Whitechapel Vampire. But when he arrives in London to enlist the assistance of Dr. Watson, the good doctor has reservations.
It’s been 25 years since Holmes and Watson hunted Barlucci, 25 years since they learned the baron was buried beneath a mountain of ice and snow. Has Holmes’ preoccupation with Barlucci driven him to see connections where none exist? Have his powers of deduction gone stale while in retirement? Has Watson’s worst fear, that Holmes’ obsession with the baron has unbalanced his finely tuned psyche, come true?
Sherlock Holmes and the Return of the Whitechapel Vampire is the exciting finale to the Whitechapel Vampire Trilogy. In this final chapter, Holmes must face more than evil. He must face his own mortality--the only certainty in an uncertain world.
Following his second marriage in 1907, Arthur Conan Doyle was looking to the future. The years ahead would see the birth of three children, fresh literary success and the discovery of his new faith. Those same years would also see the First World War, the final adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and ridicule from the religious and scientific communities for his beliefs.
Award winning historian Alistair Duncan covers ACD's later years.
The second in the 'Sector Three' series (please let us know if you need a code for book one 'Sole Contact'....)
Bond is not the only agent out there! Doreen Caxton lived a double life. The daughter of Lord Forthmere was also an undercover agent of the ultra-secret government department known as Sector Three, and was close to blowing the Lao Shen drug cartel wide open. Her sudden disappearance caused a lot of concern. It was feared that she had been exposed and possibly murdered. Sector Three couldn't risk her giving away sensitive information under torture, so the operative, code-named Robert Lane, was sent to attempt a rescue--or to ensure her silence.