Week 45 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
2. New Books
3. Free Audiobooks
5. 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...
Three big launches this week - our first light Manga fantasy novel, the first redacted novel and the first volume in Kelvin Jones' much awaited review of criminology in the canon. We've included bookstore links as orders on this site might not arrive before Xmas - but the bookstores tend to have stock.
Beasts of London - Janina Woods
Darker than the night, like a piece of reality had been ripped out of the world to grant a view into the endless abyss of the void, a shape rose from the low hills of the moor, towering above all. Sherlock Holmes, his brother Mycroft, and their associate Mary Morstan are some of the most adept mages in London, safeguarding the peace of the city. Their daily life of solving crimes is interrupted when an ancient threat rises in Dartmoor. The magical entity of London herself forces the Holmes brothers to throw themselves against the attackers to protect her citizens at the cost of their lives. Secrets and betrayal, heartbreak and blackmail force the trio apart, yet they can only stand against the Beasts of London together. The Hound is coming.
Dark Arts, Dark Acts - Orlando Pearson
It has taken over eighty years, but at long last the British government’s embargo on reporting this slice of diplomatic history has been lifted.
It was in November 1940, that a senior minister at the British Foreign Office in blacked-out London commissioned Holmes and Watson to go to Berlin negotiate a prisoner of war swap with the German high-command.
And the price demanded by Nazi Propaganda Minister, Joseph Göbbels, for any prisoner release? That the two work with the Berlin police to capture a serial killer who is stalking the city’s railway network.
The Criminal World Of Sherlock Holmes - Kelvin Jones
Kelvin I. Jones has been writing about Sherlock Holmes for over 50 years, and studied the real-life crime, criminals and criminalistics of the late Victorians. Kelvin's forensic approach has already made a significant impact on the Holmes aficionado, previous titles including 'The Sherlock Holmes Murder Files,' etc. However, the first of this three volume magnum opus on Holmes and crime covers absolutely everything that the reader fresh to, or even more familiar with Holmes wants to know about the murder and mayhem of his age.
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
One new and one catalogue book this week. Please use contact us form quoting THIF-104 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.
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 mustache. 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.
Cases take their friendship all over London and further afield as the pair form an unexpected companionship. But as Watson’s knack for deduction improves, her feelings toward her roommate change in a way neither of them can predict.These tales, recounting their adventures, are recorded by the Doctor. She hopes you love them as much as she enjoyed them making the memories.
A Guide to Deduction is the ultimate handbook for any aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Watson. Building on the massively successful aguidetodeduction.tumblr.com, the book includes not only advice on deducing aspects of an individual, but a wide range of skills every detective needs. Learn how to build a mind palace, interrogate, and break codes on par with the world's only consulting detective.
4. 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...
Sherlock Holmes - A Perilous Engagement - Orlando Pearson’s new play about a recent political scandal mixed with an Edwardian romance also tinged with scandal.
5. 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: