Week 51 - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022
The second to last week of the year and two new audiobooks from the four.
Three campaigns running-
Octavius Bear Series - The Sherlock Holmes Society of London described as "ingenious, exciting and very funny'.
Holmes and Co - Books 4-6 (from eighteen) - Irene Holmes, Sherlock's daughter, continues the tradition as a detective.
The Collected Endeavours of Sherlock Holmes - An all-new anthology by S.F. Bennett! Plus, her new novella Sherlock Holmes: The Addleton Tragedy!
Two brand new titles and two from our catalogue this week.
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Watson spends half his wound pension on the turf and his gambling addiction renders him unable even to pay his half share of the rent of the rooms at Baker Street. But when one of his rare bursts of prosperity enables him to buy two strikingly good pictures from a pawnbroker, Mycroft Holmes takes a remarkable interest. And what is the meaning of the little rhyme that runs round the canvas of the painting. A trail through London taking in the Holy Land and a right royal mystery.
"Draw your chair up, good Watson, and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings.”
After these words bring The Noble Batchelor to a close, Holmes lets his emotionless façade slip by the Baker Street fireside as he tells Watson of his very first case. Dating back to 1869, the case takes in the Thames, London Zoo, Highgate Cemetery, a poet, and a beautiful and tragic female figure.
Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant and whom Watson dubs "The Merchant of Menace".
Soon, Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything - if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal.
In 1936, an elderly Doctor Watson sits at his desk with a dictation machine and, over a two week period, recounts the significant moments in his life. The expected publication of his autobiography never materialized. But in 2017 the wax cylinders containing Watson's words appeared and have at last been made available to the general public. This, then is life of Doctor John H Watson.