Week 39 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
Our 20% off the 500+ books on the site continues for this week and next - 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...
Discover the female detective mentored by Sherlock Holmes and following in some of his steps...
1920 - Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales: Tessa Wiggins's "madness" is provoked by the adopted spirit of a two-thousand-year-old Druid priestess mentoring her to be the servant of The Earth Mother. When Tessa defies treatment, her lover asks a childhood friend, Sherlock Holmes, to intervene. But despite everyone's best intentions, Tessa finds herself in Hellingford Asylum, where she is driven toward her final breaking point on All-Halloween.
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
Two this week. Please use contact us form quoting THIF-99 and let us know your country - we'll send you the books. If you've already got one of them, please let us know which you would like.
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.
A Guide to Deduction is a guide for any potential Sherlock Holmes or John Watson. A series of reflections on subjects to help anyone from novices to experts to learn how to deduce things from your surroundings. The book is a useful reference to learn about the common details that appear in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. In this second edition, learn more about lock picking, poisons and the chemistry in the world around us.
A Type of Infamy (from The Redacted Sherlock Holmes series)
It is March 1938. A print worker petitions Holmes about the disappearance of a fellow worker at the Daily Mail.
Holmes investigates, and after interviews with the newspaper’s proprietor, Viscount Rothermere, and with Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German ambassador, it becomes clear the missing print worker has died fulfilling a commission for the German ambassador, although it is not clear what the commission is.
Diplomatic immunity and the pusillanimity of the British government prevent any further action being taken in 1938, and the mystery is only finally solved in the ruins of Vienna in the bitter winter of 1945-46.
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.
Out of the fog three young souls unite in their common desire for justice. A genesis story about friendship with the power to change the world. Here, finally, Mrs. Hudson’s part in it can be told.
From the Foreword by Mattias Boström: "In the beginning, there was one Sherlock Holmes. That genesis was, however, just a short glimpse in time, and for ninety-seven percent of his existence in literature, there have been two of them: Original Holmes and Parallel Holmes."
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.