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Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Grinning Cat

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Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Grinning Cat

Claire Daines, Author "When writing a pastiche, especially a crossover, writers have to walk a fine line between the original author’s vision and taking the characters into new territory. Joseph Svec III’s ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Grinning Cat’ walks that tightrope with as many dramatic flourishes as one could wish for, as Holmes and Watson must journey to Wonderland to save Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll, helped and hindered by a familiar cast of colourful characters. Joseph Svec has a clear talent for describing people, settings and action simply but evocatively. I especially liked the introduction and fleshing...

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Sherlock Holmes Advent Calendar - Volume 2 Launches

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Sherlock Holmes Advent Calendar - Volume 2 Launches

A quick introduction from the German publishers behind the bestselling Sherlock Holmes Advent Calendars. We are their main distributors for the English Language Versions - Mr Holmes Advent Calendars. 

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Book Reviews - Through a Glass Starkly - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

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Wendy Heyman Marshaw Mr. Ryan masterfully creates a totally engrossing and suspenseful adventure of international intrigue, kidnapping and murder. The story occurs in June, 1907 amidst growing European tensions; when high stakes diplomacy must forestall the seemingly inevitable outbreak of war in Europe. Sherlock Holmes is recalled from retirement to thwart an attempt on the life of a member of the French delegation at a peace conference at The Hague by a member of the German representatives. He returns to 221B exhausted, having not eaten anything for two or three days. Dr. Watson is on hand per Holmes’ request. (full...

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Sherlockian Author Profile - Paul Gilbert

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Sherlockian Author Profile - Paul Gilbert

The next three volumes of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are due in November and fans can get big discounts and unique rewards in the Volume XXII-XIV Kickstarter. Each day we'll be highlighting one of the dozens of authors of the 64 new stories in the new volumes.   Today is Paul Gilbert (Paul's Amazon profile here) Paul's story summary: Doctor John Watson finds that his dark and disturbing memories of the war in Afghanistan begin to resurface when he and his friend, Sherlock Holmes, are asked to save a distinguished soldier from a life of misery and disgrace.  Employing an...

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Sherlockian Author Profile - Joseph Svec III

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Sherlockian Author Profile - Joseph Svec III

The next three volumes of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are due in November and fans can get big discounts and unique rewards in the Volume XXII-XIV Kickstarter. Each day we'll be highlighting one of the dozens of authors of the 64 new stories in the new volumes.   Today is Joseph Svec III (Joseph's book website is here) Joseph's poem - “ Sherlock Holmes and the Return of the Missing Rhyme". This is a sequel to my previous anthology poem, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Rhyme”, and it references thirteen different original Sherlock Holmes stories in...

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