Week 38 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
Just $5 - every week a book for five bucks.
The uniqueness of this book is the essays and activities that include both serious and farcical writings about A. Conan Doyle’s, Sherlock Holmes. A travelogue that compares Reichenbach Falls and Trummelbach Falls for Professor Moriarty’s demise; and notes from a visit to Trinity College at Oxford to view Monsignor Knox’s writings and entries in the Gryphon Club Book provide the reader with engaging insights into Sherlock Holmes’ world of scholarship.
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2. NEW BOOKS out this week...
Very busy week this week with three book launches... the first from MX and the other two from our sister imprint 'Orange Pip Books' - set up to enable more inclusivity in Holmes fiction.
We are in London in 1890, and the British Museum plans to exhibit the contents, brought specially to London, of a newly excavated Egyptian tomb. The event is disturbed by the murder of a museum watchman. A suspect is quickly found, a young museum assistant, caught red-handed with a bloodstained knife. But things are not so simple; behind this apparently clear case Holmes uncovers, piece by piece, just as did the archaeologists, a complicated story of blackmail, violence and treachery, which, at every step, threatens him, and Watson, with deadly consequences. See how events ranging from the British Embassy in Cairo to a theatre in East London can baffle and confuse, until Holmes and Watson find the last pieces of the puzzle, and must fight for their lives.
Johanna Rieke is an internationally acclaimed Swiss writer and this is the 4th book that we've published translated from the original published German versions. All the books are stand alone and you can see them all on the Johanna Rieke Author Profile.
Book three in the Sherlock and Irene series...
London: November 1905. England and the world are changing. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison-with new inventions that will alter the course of human history-only both inventions have gone missing. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler somehow unravel the latest diabolical scheme of Marie Chartier-evil daughter of the late Professor Moriarty? Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death itself be overcome by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career?
Secrets of Baker Street (Orange Pip)
Follow the recorded tales of Dr Watson herself as she navigates life with the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes. And discover the truth behind their unique bond as they uncover the necessity of each other. In case you were not aware, behind every great man is a woman with a very convincing fake moustache. Thus, the tales of the great Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson may, in fact, surprise you.
Regrettably, Johanna Watson was born a woman and to add to her father’s dismay, she was horrendously bad at it. She had a fire in her and a passion for research, science, and learning that her father didn’t understand. But after striking a deal with her brother, she took his place studying medicine incognito behind their father’s back. Thus, the erudite Doctor John Watson was established in the world.
After returning to London, she found rooms at 221B Baker Street with the enigmatic individual Sherlock Holmes. Watson did not anticipate they would have much in common: she was wrong. Sherlock has her own secrets and a life so full of mystery and intrigue that Watson cannot help but get wrapped up in it.
There are about thirty new books out in September, October and November making for some excellent holiday reading and gifts - New Sherlock Holmes Books.
3. FREE AUDIOBOOKS
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In the same week as book three in the series is released in print, we're sharing the first book in audio.
London: December 1888. The notorious and as-yet undiscovered genius, Vincent van Gogh, presents Sherlock Holmes with a most unusual case. Aided by his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler, the trio embark on a rousing adventure and find themselves confronting the evil daughter of Professor Moriarty. With a helping hand from Oscar Wilde, the world's greatest detective attempts to solve one of the most audacious crimes of the Victorian era and uncover a post-impressionist conspiracy.
The fourth book in the Bernie Quist series.
A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Bernie Quist operates as a consultant detective from Baker Avenue in York. His assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a streetwise youth from the Grimpen housing estate and he's definitely no doctor. The mismatched duo take on bizarre cases which invariably lead into the realms of the supernatural, a shadowy world that, thanks to his dark secret, Quist is all too familiar with.
A new exhibition is on display in the York Museum highlighting the infamous Badda sect and an obscure period in local history. Hidden away in North Africa's Atlas Mountains, this secretive cult performed mystical rites and sacrifices to their god, a sinister deity in the form of a huge wolf. Two-thousand years ago, the Romans brought this clandestine religion to Yorkshire, but sickened by their obscene practises, the Emperor Hadrian crushed the sect before it could become established.
Quist and Watson suspect the exhibition is connected to the grisly murders which are currently baffling the York police. It can't be a coincidence that these magical artefacts arrived in time for a unique date at the full moon, and how is the glib clairvoyant Kyle Tarot involved in this? The detective's terrified assistant soon wishes the Roman Emperor had been a little more thorough in his effort to stamp out the Badda cult.
A dark and very peculiar game is afoot...
October 30th, 3pm EST, 8pm UK
Help keep UK independent theatre going under the pandemic...
Nathaniel Hayes, son of circus impresario B.E. Hayes, has succumbed to a perplexing withering ailment. His parents are convinced it was a Voodoo King’s curse to extract payment for a long-ago favour. Anxious their son will now rise as a slave, they seal him in a tomb with no windows or exterior locks, but the next morning the mausoleum’s door is found open and his body is gone. Nathaniel’s desperate fiancée asks for Sherlock Holmes’s help at the insistence of her aunt, Mrs. Cecil Forrester, while Hayes' parents seek assistance from a family friend, the renowned spiritual debunker and escapologist Sheridan Nightlinger.
Playing The Game - Sherlock Holmes Author Panels - Sunday October 31st
Two panels - six authors on each.
3pm EST / 8pm UK - Panel 1 (free Zoom tickets here)
5pm EST / 10pm UK - Panel 2 (free Zoom tickets here)
Join us for a fan Q&A with a panel of Sherlock Holmes authors.
5. KICKSTARTER DEALS
Kickstarter is a great way to support projects you like and get a great bargain - usually many months ahead of publication. Big discounts and even signed first editions.
LAST DAY - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Inescapable Crypt - Original adventure featuring Sherlock Holmes. A theatre production with Jonathan Goodwin playing Holmes, in the style of Jeremy Brett.
and from our friends at Belanger Books a new anthology....
Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mystery 1881 & 1882 - Every volume in this new anthology series details a year in the life of Sherlock Holmes. Each month gets its own story.