Week 44 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
6. Holiday Ideas
As we're past our guaranteed shipping date pre-xmas for regular books, we'll focus in November on local offers.
USA - Hand-made Christmas gifts - wonderful Sherlockian gifts hand-made by several artists in the USA. From Christmas cards to lovely wooden ornaments.
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...
Two launches this week:
A Case For The Birds (Octavius Bear Book 15)
The fifteenth instalment in this wonderful alternative universe saga. In this series humans have disappeared to be replaced by sentient animals - with the Sherlock Holmes character a 9ft bear called Octavius.
Sherlock Holmes In Song (paperback and hardback)
Have you ever arrived at a Sherlockian meeting having not read the story of the day? What you need is a 3-minute synopsis. In verse. With music. That very solution is in your hands.
Jim Ballinger began writing folk songs about each of the Sherlock Holmes stories in 1981 and performing them at meetings of the Bootmakers of Toronto with accompaniment on his guitar. After a hiatus or two, the project was completed with the sixtieth song in 2017. The lyrics and notation of the original music are included in this volume, edited by Mark Alberstat.
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
Three books this week. Please use contact us form quoting THIF-103 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.
Nothing's ever easy when Sherlock Holmes is involved. Joanna Watson needs sports and academic scholarships if she is going to make it all the way to med school. That means keeping out of trouble, and her school record squeaky clean. But upon befriending the mysterious New Girl, Joanna has her perfect record ruined, skips school for the first time in her life, and finds a blackmailer aiming a gun in her direction. All she knows is that she's going to get grounded... if they get out of this alive.
During the elaborate funeral for Queen Victoria, a group of Irish separatists breaks into Westminster Abbey and steals the Coronation Stone, on which every monarch of England has been crowned since the 14th century. After learning of the theft from Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes is tasked with recovering the stone and returning it to England. In pursuit of the many-named stone, which has a rich and colorful history, Holmes and Watson travel to Ireland in disguise as they try to infiltrate the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the group they believe responsible for the theft. The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of Westminster at the time of the theft.
In the dawn of 1891 Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty; but events will soon transpire which will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken, as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city; whilst in the upper-echelons of Government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever reliable Dr. Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events which led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London’s most notorious criminal.
Three events left this year - a book launch (this Sunday) and two live theatre (Sherlock Holmes Events - click here)
Two theatre events coming up on 4th and 11th December...
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...
6. HOLIDAY IDEAS
It's that time of year to be thinking of great Sherlockian gifts. Whilst we have passed the shipping date for our small store, the big onlines have almost everything in stock:
Here are the current favourites (Amazon for USA, Book Depository rest of world) and we'll add more in the coming weeks: