News

Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers

Posted by Steve Emecz on

"In January of 2013, I reviewed Dean P. Turnbloom’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire. I was pleasantly surprised by Turnbloom’s book as it was far more complex and deeper than I ever expected it to be. So, when I learned that Turnbloom was writing a follow-up, I anxiously awaited its release. That sequel, Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers is the subject of today’s review. Picking up right where Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire left off, this novel finds Holmes and Watson disappointed in being unable to stop Baron Antonio Barlucci, the titular vampire, as well as his latest...

Read more →

April 14th - A Scandal in Bohemia, illustrated in Lego.

Posted by Steve Emecz on

April 14th - A Scandal in Bohemia, illustrated in Lego. The first in a new series with a new book each month. Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Hive UK (free UK delivery) and free delivery worldwide from Book Depository.

Read more →

Philip K. Jones reviews Sherlock Holmes: Studies in Legacy by Luke Benjamen Kuhns

Posted by Steve Emecz on

"This is a collection of six novellas which mostly follow up on the author’s first collection,The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  There are several villains spread across the six stories and, frankly, the collection of ‘bad guys’ makes the late Professor Moriarty look like a progressive and imaginative businessman. The first story, “A Study in Hysteria,” presents a peculiar suicide attempt by a patient under treatment by Dr. Sigmund Freud, an old acquaintance of Holmes.  It quickly becomes apparent that much more than a patient’s delusions are occurring and Holmes, Watson and Freud are soon chasing a terrifying murderer.  In...

Read more →

Peter E. Blau reviews Is That My Holmes? and Is That My Watson? by Andrew Murray

Posted by Steve Emecz on

"IS THAT MY HOLMES? and IS THAT MY WATSON? are amusing rhymed picture books written by Andrew Murray, with artwork by Deakin Brook (2013; 24 pp.), that are inspired by recent film and television versions of Holmes and Watson." Is That My Holmes? is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone). Is That My Watson? is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo and Nook.

Read more →

Peter E. Blau reviews Sherlock Holmes and The Lufton Lady

Posted by Steve Emecz on

"Marlene Aig’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE LUFTON LADY (London: MX Publishing, 2013; 95 pp.) is a welcome reminder of a fine writer who died far too young; set in 1878, it’s a tale of a younger and more romantic Holmes, nicely told, and with an appreciative forward by written by Susan Dahlinger.” Sherlock Holmes and The Lufton Lady is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).

Read more →