Week 39 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
Easy one this week - 20% off the 500+ books on the site - just use 'friendsofmx' as the discount code. The deadline for delivery pre-xmas orders is 31st October due to pandemic extended shipping times - please try and add a few books to spread delivery costs...
2. NEW BOOKS out this week...
Be it solving the identity of a man lost in time, rushing to the aid of an old acquaintance, crossing swords with an assassin in a retrofuture, or pitting his wits with a spirited young woman on a train, Sherlock Holmes will always fall back to using his intelligence and deductive reasoning. The Curious Cases of Sherlock Holmes presents over a dozen tales from the pen of Australian author Stephen Herczeg. The collection is an eclectic mix of stories drawn from the annals of the MX Series of New Sherlock Holmes stories and many of the Holmes anthologies of Belanger Books.
Some are standard canonical tales true to the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, others set Holmes within the worlds of H.G. Wells, or in a steampunk London; while others pit Holmes against spies, zombies, venomous reptiles, Satanists, and gangsters.
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
Please use contact us form quoting THIF-98 and let us know your country - we'll send you the book.
Please note that we would really appreciate ratings and reviews for those books that you enjoy. The free audiobooks program takes a lot of time to administrate and getting the ratings and reviews makes it all worth it.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are no strangers to peculiar cases. Be it the dilemma of an Indian princess on the run, perfectly healthy people dropping dead as divine punishment, being challenged to a duel, a heartbroken and suicidal young man, a beautiful woman claiming to be Mrs. Holmes, a little boy who loves his dog, an old Scottish ghost that traditionally haunts husbands of pregnant women – there is very little they haven’t seen (and solved). But, besides regular adventures, there are quite a few questions – Where was Holmes during the Great Hiatus? How was Sherlock Holmes as a child? Who was ‘the most repellent man’? What happened after ‘The Five Orange Pips’? What ingenious crime did Holmes solve by observing ‘the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day’?
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.
Free audiobooks for all attendees + one fan will win $100 of Sherlock Holmes books of their choice from this site!
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.
Coming today - The Keys of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
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.