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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Roger Riccard. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? First introduced to Sherlock Holmes via the Book of the Month Club as a teenager in the late ‘60’s. What was the inspiration for your pastiche? After watching the outstanding Sherlock Holmes Granada TV series with Jeremy Brettt and Edward Hardwicke, I felt I now had a real handle on the characters, especially since Watson was no longer portrayed as the buffoon of the Nigel Bruce...

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Undershaw was the Surrey home of Arthur Conan Doyle between 1897-1907. Built lovingly for his wife Touie to help treat her ongoing battle with tuberculosis, Arthur created a haven for his wife and family. It was here he wrote The Hound of The Baskervilles, brought Sherlock Holmes back to life in “The Empty House”, and entertained guests such as writer J.M. Barrie, illustrator Sidney Paget, renowned actor William Gillette, and more. Welcome to Undershaw explores the early life of Arthur Conan Doyle through to his departure from Undershaw. You will see he was a more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur...

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Author Interviews -

Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent David Marcum. David is the creator and editor of the MX anthology series. David lives in eastern Tennessee with his wife and son. He’s a licensed civil engineer, and has been reading, collecting, and chronologicizing traditional Sherlock Holmes pastiches since he was ten years old in 1975. Since then, he’s collected literally thousands of pastiches – and that’s nowhere enough! David’s irregular blog, “A Seventeen Step Program”, can be found at: http://17stepprogram.blogspot.com/ His books are available at:...

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Author Interviews -

Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent S. Subramanian. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? Through a Classics Illustrated version of The Sign of Four at age 9. That was enough to set me off on the originals at age 10. I had the great good fortune of reading the short story collections in their chronological order: The Adventures, The Memoirs, The Return, His Last Bow, and The Case-Book. What was the inspiration for your pastiche? In two words: David Marcum. What is your story about? Where and...

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Author Interviews -

Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Kevin P. Thornton. Kevin is on Twitter and Facebook – and his short stories have found their home in the world of Sherlock Holmes. As well as being in MX Volumes IX, XI, XIII the upcoming XV, and more to come, he has had stories in other anthologies featured here. A seven time finalist in the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards, he will next be in the Mesdames of Mayhem collection due in the fall.  In the key of 13 launches in...

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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 tenth great review from Publishers Weekly - here are links to them all: "This series shows no sign of flagging, welcome news for the many eager for more Holmes." Volume XV review “More than 300 pastiches later, this MX series shows no sign of running out of steam” Volume XIV review “Amazingly, Marcum has found 22 superb pastiches, almost all from unknown authors....

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“It is rare that I pick up a Holmes pastiche and immediately fall in love with it – but it happened with this book. Symonds managed to catch the voice of early retirement Watson so perfectly and with so much love and whimsical sarcasm that it is a joy to read from beginning to end. The story itself is set in a time when European powers were slowly realizing that a war unlike any before was approaching. Holmes and Watson come together for an adventure set in 1906 to make sure that the Sword of Osman, an insignia of the...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Kelvin Jones. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? Through my public library in London. ‘I am an omnivorous reader.’ – Holmes What was the inspiration for your pastiche? The true story of Edmund Kelly and Dr John Dee, both Elizabethan necromancers. What is your story about? Where and when does it take place? The story concerns the discovery of an ancient box, which the owner of a large Elizabethan house, discovers. This is tale...

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Amazon UK exclusive bundle - The Mrs Hudson Collection: An exclusive collection (RRP over £30) of books focusing on the most famous landlady in literary history, Mrs Hudson of Baker Street;  - Pre-publication copy of ‘Mrs Hudson Investigates’ a series of mysteries from Susan Knight with Mrs Hudson as the lead character  - Book 1 (of so far 5 novels) in the Mrs Hudson series from Barry Brown 'The Unpleasantness at Parkerton Manor'  - Memoirs from Mrs Hudson’s Kitchen - This series of columns, thoughts, recipes and memoirs are from a long-running column in the Sherlockian journal Canadian Holmes. In it the author, Wendy Heyman-Marsaw, puts...

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Consumers are just one click away from your Amazon Author Profile so it's vital that you keep it up to date. If you're not sure about the importance, here are some startling statistics from this year's Mintel report - for the UK, which has a population of around 60 million;   Just imagine what the numbers are for the USA? Here are links to a couple of good examples to emulate: David Marcum Dan Andriacco

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