Week 48 - All the best in new Sherlock Holmes content...
Due to the fantastic response to our audio app we've extended the launch discounts until 19th December. In addition to the Lee Child interview we just completed one with Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr Holmes).
2. Free Audiobooks
4. Holiday Ideas
5. The MX Publishing Audio Collection
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.
2. FREE AUDIOBOOKS
Three books this week (150 free books in total). Please use contact us form quoting THIF-107 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.
Sherlock Holmes and The Druid of Death
On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge. Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher. The girl was also eviscerated and her organs placed around her body. As a final touch, branches from yew trees had been artistically arranged around the corpse. Holmes senses a malevolent force at work, but without data, he is powerless. As the weeks pass, he slowly gathers information about the ancient druids and Celtic mythology and begins to assemble a small army of experts to assist him.
The Holmes Sutra - 160 Sherlock Holmes Sayings for his 160th Birthday
Sherlock Holmes, the best-known detective (sorry, consulting detective) on earth, celebrated his one hundred and sixtieth birthday on 6 January 2014. As a tribute to his genius, and to mark the occasion, The Holmes Sutra is presented (by a crazed fan) as: (a) a compilation of one hundred and sixty mantras (aphorisms/slogans/sayings - call them what you will) - some original, some canonical, some based on various print/media adaptations - aimed to make Sherlock Holmes (and his fans) smile, and (b) a test of the readers' Holmes Mania Quotient (HMQ)- based on the resulting HMQ score, the particular condition/stage of Holmes Mania would be determined, with possibilities of a cure. Happy birthday, Sherlock - this is your birthday gift; hope you like it.
Sherlock Holmes and The Affair of The Contentious Contralto
It is 1910, a widowed Dr Watson moves back to Baker Street to discover that age has done nothing to dim his old friend's thirst for mystery and deduction. One morning after Watson returns from a client to find Holmes in a bright mood - the reason? Holmes and Watson have been invited to the farewell concert of celebrated former Prima Donna of the Warsaw Opera - Irene Adler. The Woman requests their presence! What happens when Holmes meets his one female equal twenty years after their first, curious meeting which Watson described in "A Scandal in Bohemia".
3. 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.
From our friends at Belanger Books:
The NEFARIOUS VILLAINS of SHERLOCK HOLMES
Cutthroats, blackmailers, thieves, rogues and scoundrels -- this new anthology's all about the VILLAINS! Beware, Sherlock Holmes!
4. 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:
Not likely to arrive before Xmas, but a gift for yourself to build in January...
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.
5. 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.
We've extended the launch offer - use code 'THIF' to get 30% off the app for life until the end of the weekend.