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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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The Bookbag Reviews Rendezvous At The Populaire A Novel of Sherlock Holmes

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As a publisher, when you get the email from The Bookbag saying that the latest review of one of your books is ready, there is a mix of excitement and trepidation. Excitement as are one of the biggest and most respected review sites in the UK, trepidation as they are tough and it's always a defining moment clicking that link. The good news for Rendezvous At The Populaire is that the book gets an overall thumbs up which is great news for a pastiche as they are difficult to deliver in a way that appeals to everyone. "All in all,...

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Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews Baker Street Beat

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From the District Messenger, the newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, comes a review of Dan Andriaccos unusual and fascinating new collecition of "scribblings" about Sherlock Holmes. "Baker Street Beat by Dan Andriacco is subtitled An Eclectic Collection of Sherlockian Scribblings, which sums up the book rather well. There’s nothing particularly profound or abstruse in its 140 pages. Rather, it gives you the same sort of feeling as when you’re chatting over a drink with a knowledgeable fellow-Holmesian. After explaining how he came to be an enthusiast – his principal allegiance is to the Tankerville Club of Cincinnati...

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Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The Case of The Grave Accusation

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When it comes to reviews, every Holmes author and historian waits anxiously for the edition of The District Messenger where their book is reviewed by the world's leading Holmes society. It's good news for the recent pastiche, and true story, The Case of the Grave Accusation with a resounding thumbs up for the new book. "Just out from MX Publishing at £7.99 is The Case of the Grave Accusation, a novel by Dicky Neely edited by Paul R Spiring, in which Holmes and Watson investigate certain bizarre allegations made against Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – that he stole the narrative...

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Review of The Case of The Grave Accusation, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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Philip K Jones, aka The Ill Dressed Vagabond, is one of the USA's leading Sherlock Holmes reviewers. He is the first to review the new The Case of The Grave Accusation book about Holmes. "Mr. Neely published the main portion of this book in The Coastal Bend Sun, a defunct Texas newspaper, in 2002.  For this book, he made adjustments to the story and added illustrations.  Mr. Spirling added a section of comments that summarize the contacts between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Bertram Fletcher Robinson between the publication of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and Robinson’s death. The basis...

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