#THIF - Thank Holmes It's Friday Offers Week 47

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Week 47 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...

1. New Books

2. Offers  

3. Free Audiobooks 

4. Kickstarters

5. Holiday Ideas

6. The MX Publishing Audio Collection



The Keys of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure (Gretchen Altabef)

(Foreword by Mattias Bostrom)

Amazon USA       Book Depository       Barnes and Noble

The Keys of Death is Baker Street bedrock.  In Gretchen Altabef’s 1880 novel, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, and Mrs. Hudson begin something great in the world.

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.

Our cast includes Paris’s gentleman thief, Arsene Lupin, West African pirate, Félix Calabar, London’s spectacular beauty, Lily Langtry, the Imperial Theatre Orchestra, the Irregular’s, and even the Prince of Wales has a part to play in Holmes’ solution to the murder mystery.  Altabef’s exploration into women’s history brings to light the immensely creative approach to freedom crafted by the ladies of the Anglo-Jewish Community.



There were about thirty new books since September making for some excellent holiday reading and gifts - New Sherlock Holmes Books.



As we're past our guaranteed shipping date pre-xmas for regular books, we'll focus in December 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')

Note: we can send direct to your chosen address for gifts, no gift wrap, but we'll get it there.



Three books this week (150 free books in total). Two new and one catalogue book this week. Please use contact us form quoting THIF-106 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.   


The Sign of Fear (Molly Carr)

Sherlock Holmes said that Mary Morstan might have been most useful in detective work if she had only remained single. She - had a decided genius - that way. So, bored with being at home while her husband is away helping Holmes catch criminals, Doctor Watsons wife decides to have a go at the game herself. In this she is ably assisted by her friend Emily Fanshaw who likes to play a transvestite role occasionally.


Bookmarked For Murder (McCabe and Cody Book 5) (Dan Andriacco)

Pages Gone By is more than just Erin, Ohio's only used book store. It's also a favorite meeting place for writers and readers. And early one morning, it becomes the scene of a murder when a body is found in the romance section. Is the steamy novel, Love's Dark Secret, clutched in the victim's hand a clue to the killer? Or is it more significant that the murder weapon was a statue of the iconic Maltese Falcon of film noir fame? As polymath mystery writer Sebastian McCabe and sardonic sidekick Jeff Cody try to unmask the murderer of a friend, they get more help than they need from a talk show psychologist and a group of would-be mystery writers with more imagination than deductive skills. But only they know that one suspect has big secrets to hide - secrets that Mac and Jeff hope don't have to be revealed. An homage to the Golden Age of detective fiction, the witty and suspense Bookmarked for Murder once again shows why novelist and screenwriter Bonnie MacBird called Dan Andriacco "a master of mystery plotting."


Never Meant To Be (Steve Seitz)

An accident with H.G. Wells' time machine strands Cynthia Kenyon in London, 1882. Utterly alone, the prisoner of Professor James Moriarty, there is but one name from the period Cynthia knows: Sherlock Holmes. What she could not know is how powerful an attraction she would feel for Holmes' partner, the handsome Dr. John Watson. 

Cynthia faces a number of dangerous choices on this unique journey: allow the 19th century's great criminal mastermind to plunder the centuries? Give up her family, friends, and career for the love of one man from the past? Should she correct the history she has changed, and how? No matter what Cynthia chooses, some things are never meant to be.




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.

From our friends at Belanger Books:

Cutthroats, blackmailers, thieves, rogues and scoundrels -- this new anthology's all about the VILLAINS! Beware, Sherlock Holmes!



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:

a) B is for Baker Street - picture book and colouring book - Amazon USA  Book Depository

b) Memoirs from Mrs Hudson's Kitchen - behind the scenes at Baker Street including around fifty Victorian recipes...  - Amazon USA    Book Depository

c) The Night Before Christmas at 221B - one Sherlockian family's wonderful holiday enactment designed to inspire others  - Amazon USA    Book Depository


Not likely to arrive before Xmas, but a gift for yourself to build in January...

221B Baker Street from Brickkk

  • The world's first Sherlock Holmes-themed building block set for 221b

  • Material: High-quality healthy ABS material

  • Licensed by The Conan Doyle Estate

We're delighted to have been approved as a reseller for Brickkk for this set which means a share of the proceeds go to our good causes.

NOTE: Will be shipped directly from Brickkk in China so will take a few weeks to arrive.


6. The MX Publishing Audio Collection

Coming this weekend - The MX Publishing Audio Collection is the launch of our audio app. It will be available on both iPhone and Android on a monthly subscription and include interviews, theatre performances and exclusive fiction not available anywhere else.

There will be new content added every month, especially traditional Sherlock Holmes short stories. There will be a limited time special lifetime discount launch offer sent out to you all this weekend. It will be strictly time limited so watch out for the exclusive email.


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