#THIF - Thank Holmes It's Friday Week 10

Posted by Steve Emecz on

Week 10 - Here are the offers valid until 9am Saturday UK time (5am EST). Only one discount code can be used per customer so please pick your offer. Please consider adding a 'mystery book' to your order too as it helps us spread the postage. 



Book of the week

A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (click) $19.95 

While Sherlock's creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived, close to 400 appeared in Britain and America. In these early parodies, Sherlock is off on the wrong track in the great Coleslaw mystery, struggling with the disappearance of the President's Whisker, rescuing that damsel in distress, Elsa Lohengrin, and even delving into the spirit world---and much more. Mark Twain, the Mr. Dooley of Finley Peter Dunne, Kenneth Grahame's Ratty of The Wind in the Willows, John Kendrick Bangs, Bret Harte, Ring Lardner, C. K. Chesterton, and O. Henry all contributed to this early Bedside collection. Sherlock turns up at Wellseley College and Yale, Hades and The Garden of Eden, Peoria and the Oklahoma Territory, in the trenches of War I and often in his familiar Baker Street hangout. Sherlockian Charles Press began collecting these early lampoons as a hobby after retiring from Michigan State University. He is the author of two Sherlockian monographs, Parodies and Pastiches, Buzzing Round Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Looking Over Sir Arthur's Shoulder, and "When Did Arthur Conan Doyle Meet Jean Leckie?" in The Baker Street Journal.
Offer $5 (discount $14.95) - Quantity 5
Code at basket     THIF-35


Free AudioBooks of the Week

Cat Flap - Bernie Quist Book 1 (click)  $18.95 by Ian Jarvis

A contemporary Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric Bernie Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York. Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer. Yuletide plans are halted when three chemists die and the fiancé of one hires them to look into her apparent suicide. After discovering the chemist wasn’t engaged, they’re drawn into the mystery when their employer is killed. Added to this, Watson has a puzzle of his own - Quist is clearly hiding something and he’s curious to know what. The investigation leads to a shady cartel of northern businessmen, a forgotten Egyptian cult and an ancient evil lurking in the medieval alleyways of York. Quist’s secret is also revealed, and Watson doesn’t know what terrifies him the most. 

Offer $ free    Quantity   5 US,  5 UK 

First five from USA and UK to use contact us form with code THIF-33 and let us know if you would like a US or UK code.

(first of four books in the Bernie Quist series)


Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Legacy (click) $14.95 by Mark Mower

Following the success of the earlier volume, The Baker Street Case-Files, we have another collection of previously unknown Holmes and Watson tales that will excite the interests of readers across the globe - The Baker Street Legacy. A decade before his death, Dr Watson let it be known that with his passing he wished his nephew, Christopher Henry Watson MD, to be the executor of his will and guardian of all his personal and pecuniary affairs. One of the tasks he sanctioned was the selection for publication of some of the three dozen or so cases involving Holmes and Watson which had not yet seen the light of day. The eight stories in this volume are more overlooked gems. The first in the collection, A Day at the Races, is set in 1880, before Dr Watson had become the chief chronicler of the Great Detective’s work. The French Affair is a fascinating tale set in that period beyond 1891 when the world was led to believe that Holmes had died at the Reichenbach Falls grappling with the villainous Professor Moriarty. From the allure of The Fashionably-Dressed Girl to the operation of The Influence Machine, there is, as always, much to entertain and enthral us.

Offer $ free    Quantity   5 US,  5 UK 

First five from USA and UK to use contact us form with code THIF-34 and let us know if you would like a US or UK code.


Series of the week - The Complete Thorndyke

The entire Thorndyke collection is now complete across 9 volumes - to get you started here's the first 3 volumes:

Complete Thorndyke - Volumes 1 - 3 Hardcover Bundle (click) $134.95

Offer $84.95 ($50 discount)    Quantity 5

Code at basket     THIF-36


Free gift when you join the Sherlock Holmes Book Club....

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