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Publishers Weekly Reviews - The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories

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Publishers Weekly Reviews - The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories keeps breaking records - the most new stories, the most participating authors, etc - but its the quality of the reviews that is the most rewarding. Just in the seventeenth great review from Publishers Weekly - here are links to them all (more than a dozen are starred reviews)...     "Marcum’s superlative 22nd Sherlock Holmes pastiche anthology features 21 short stories that successfully emulate the spirit of Conan Doyle’s originals while expanding on the canon’s tantalizing references to mysteries Dr. Watson never got around to chronicling...again demonstrating the creativity of the writers...

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes - Authenticated Prints

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes - Authenticated Prints

The Art of Sherlock Holmes was created by Sherlock Holmes author Phil Growick. A big art fan, Phil came up with the amazing idea to have artists create new pieces of art based on Sherlock Holmes Stories. In 2019 and 2020 four collections were launched totalling 56 stories and pieces of art. There were two exhibitions in the USA before the pandemic lockdown, and many of the originals have been sold. Fans can view all the art in The Art of Sherlock Holmes Virtual Gallery and can own the art alongside the stories in four beautiful hardback coffee-table style books...

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Artist & Author Interview - Andy Pereira & Daniel Victor

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Artist & Author Interview - Andy Pereira & Daniel Victor

Author Daniel Victor was so impressed by the painting that Andy Pereira created for his story in The Art of Sherlock Holmes project - 'The Adventure of the Smith-Mortimer Succession'-  that he bought the original painting! Here Andy and Dan talk about the project and the painting. You can get an authenticated print of 'The Adventure of the Smith-Mortimer Succession' with a 25% discount using code mxprints     You can see all the 50+ pieces of art in The Art of Sherlock Holmes Virtual Gallery.  

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Sherlock Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Ley Line Murders

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Sherlock Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Ley Line Murders

In "Sherlock Holmes and the Ley Line Murders" by Allan Mitchell, body parts are discovered distributed along the ancient ley lines of Wiltshire. Holmes and Watson journey to Salisbury to assist Inspector Fleming with the case. They are soon joined by Inspector Lestrade, and the game is well and truly afoot. The level of historical detail in this book is excellent. Allan Mitchell supplies a lot of facts about the ancient monuments of Wiltshire and the resurgence of Druidism in the 18th and 19th centuries, without straying into lecture territory. The plot is detailed and delightful. An old-fashioned ripping yarn,...

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Book Review - Violet Holmes and the Agents of H.I.V.E., volume 1: Adventures of a Teenage Detective

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Book Review - Violet Holmes and the Agents of H.I.V.E., volume 1: Adventures of a Teenage Detective

Sherlock Holmes Society of London The subtitle identifies the target readership of this graphic novel. It’s set in the present day, though it begins with a flashback to the terrible event that led to Violet’s being adopted as his daughter by Sherlock Holmes. The story proper begins with Violet’s first day at school after years of home tutoring. It becomes evident that Sherlock had rather special reasons for choosing Bardle School, where break-ins have occurred, computer equipment has been stolen, some pupils and a teacher appear to be engaged in secret activities, and the headmaster has some sort of a...

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