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The most exciting time for Sherlock Holmes fans and book publishers in modern times?

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There is a real sense of excitement amongst Sherlock Holmes fans as we enter autumn 2011. The filming of the new series of the BBC's Sherlock promises the next episodes in the spring, and teasers for the new Guy Richie film 'A Game of Shadows' get shared almost the instant they are made public. It is wonderful time to be a Sherlock Holmes publisher as well. The resurgence of Sherlock Holmes through the films and BBC series has created a whole new era of fans, and has meant that we will end up having published around twenty new Holmes related...

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No Police Like Holmes debut novel from bestselling Sherlock Holmes author Dan Andriacco

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Dan Andriacco's first book in June this year has been a big hit with Holmes fans around the world and the blog of the same name Baker Street Beat has thousands of visitors. Dan refers to both as 'various Sherlockian scribblings and ramblings' and the book's mix of pastiches, radio plays, articles and stories written in the style of a highly articulate fan, is the only book we have that only has 5 star reviews on Amazon, eleven of them at time of writing. What will be interesting is to see the reaction of his growing Holmesian fan base when...

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Which Sherlock Holmes Story Should Guy Richie Make a Film of Next?

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With four novels and over fifty short stories there are lots of Sherlock Holmes tales to choose from to make into films. A recent article from Alistair Duncan argues that the obvious choice is Black Peter. You can read Alistairs article here - Which Sherlock Holmes Stories Are Cying Out To Be Made? . You can vote for your own choice in the Sherlock Holmes Books Facebook Poll - at the time of writing 'A Study In Scarlet' has a healthy lead.

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The Bookbag Reviews Shadowfall a novel of Sherlock Holmes

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[caption id="attachment_441" align="alignright" width="98" caption="Shadowfall"][/caption] It's a rare Sherlock Holmes novel that gets 4.5/5 stars from The Bookbag, but we already knew Shadowfall is a rare gem. The reviewer says that the sequel is going to be on his 'most wanted list' and he's not the first to say that; "You remember Sherlock Holmes, yes? Deerstalker, pipe, leetle grey cells… (Oh, sorry, that was Poirot, but same kind of deductive ability), naked winged-woman on, or at least floating above, the sofa in Baker Street… wait a minute? Seriously? Well, ‘seriously’ is probably not the word to be used to describe...

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The Secret of the New Amazon Kindle is revealed - 'Operation Sandwich'

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We’ve this week uncovered Amazon’s secret weapon in the eBook reader land grab. It explains why the new Kindle reader is selling in its droves and why the other eReader manufacturers need to retaliate very quickly. Code named ‘Operation Sandwich’ it’s a devilishly clever new tactic in the battle for ereader supremacy - read more.

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