Week 42 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
As we're past our guaranteed shipping date pre-xmas for regular books, we'll focus in November on local offers.
UK - Clearance Bundle - $50 worth of books for $10
USA - Conan Doyle Notes - $28.95 first edition for $10 (use code 'CONAN')
2. NEW BOOKS out this week...
An exciting week with both traditional and modern Holmes fiction.
The Adventure of the Coal-Tar Derivative (Steven Philip Jones)
Holmes and Watson's exploits during the Great Hiatus are revealed in a series of short stories and novellas. These adventures include how they separately helped stop the Moriarities from starting a world war and using a legendary stone to destroy London. Also revealed are the facts behind the Giant Rat of Sumatra and Holmes's encounter with Jack the Ripper.
Sherlock's Secretary (Chris Chan)
In real life, 221B Baker Street is the home of a bank. When fans send letters to Sherlock Holmes, bank employee Addy Zhuang, known as "Sherlock's Secretary," replies. One day, the bank is robbed, but the thieves only take three letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. The police conclude it was all a harmless prank, but Addy suspects something more malicious is happening.
With the help of a true crime reporter, Addy and his friends launch their own investigation, which leads to murder and a decades-old cover-up connected to the BBC's "Great Erasure." Can Addy uncover the truth before more people die?
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 BRAND NEW audiobooks this week. Please use contact us form quoting THIF-101 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.
Picking up the trail with the incredibly influential films of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Volume II goes on to explore the antiheroic Sherlock Holmes films of the 1970s, and then the somewhat rocky journey of Holmes into the medium of television (actors Alan Wheatley, Douglas Wilmer, and Peter Cushing all declared their respective TV series as the worst experience of their professional careers).
Television finally found its "definitive" Holmes in Jeremy Brett's portrayal for Granada Television, and then the BBC's "Sherlock" had flashed brilliantly across the cultural sky before crashing and burning in spectacular fashion. Still, despite its ignominious end, Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Sherlock Holmes quite literally changed the face of Sherlockian fandom overnight, as studious middle-aged white men now found themselves sharing uneasy ground with a younger, more diverse, and more female audience.
Now a full-fledged transmedia phenomenon, Sherlock Holmes can be any gender, ethnicity, or species, and is celebrated in fan fiction and fanvids, as well as conventions that are far more inclusive than Sherlock Holmes societies of the past. Vincent Starrett's poetic notion that Sherlock Holmes is a character "who never lived and so can never die" has never been more true, and the Digital Age promises any number of new versions of Sherlock Holmes to come.
London: June 1897. It's the day before Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by anarchist assassins. The greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives, his career about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler save the life of the heir to the British crown and the reputation of the master chef? This action-filled tale of royal debauchery, priceless gems, and gourmet food will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes' most bizarre and tastiest case.
Book 2 in the Sherlock and Irene Series
(as both of these are 2nd in a series, if you missed the first and would like to listen to them both please let us know and we'll try and get you both codes)
Three events left this year - a book launch and two live theatre (Sherlock Holmes Events - click here)
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.
Sherlock Holmes - Studies in Scarlet - live Sherlockian Theatre - Holmes reflects on the greatest villains he has faced...
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.