MX Publishing brings the best in new Sherlock Holmes novels, biographies, graphic novels and short story collections every month. With over 500 books it's the largest catalogue of new Sherlock Holmes books in the world.

We have over one hundred and fifty Holmes authors. The majority of our authors write new Holmes fiction - from very traditional stories through to modern novels, fantasy, comics, crossovers, children's books and humour.

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Author Submission Guidelines - Novels, Short Story Collections, Non-Fiction

Author Submission Guidelines - MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories  


We are a social enterprise and support several causes through our activities:

Undershaw School – Hindhead, UK

Undershaw is a school for children with special educational needs based in the former home of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The building, where Sir Arthur wrote many of the stories has been restored back to its former glory and has a state of the art new facility on the site too. We have now raised over £100,000 for the school in the last decade.

Happy Life Mission – Nairobi, Kenya

Happy Life has saved the lives of over 1000 abandoned babies in the last two decades. The project has expanded to include a school and paediatric hospital. Steve and his wife Sharon have spent nine Christmases out at Happy Life volunteering and running projects with the kids over the last decade. Our latest program is to raised £5750 for the Happy Life Education Fund.

Interview with the four founders of Happy Life here.

The World Food Programme

There are 821 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to lead an active and healthy life. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. And it costs just US$0.50 to feed one child for a day. Steve Emecz is a World Food Programme mentor and participates in the Innovation Accelerators in Munich, Germany - and was part of the team that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020. Our latest program is to donate a meal to ShareTheMeal for every book bought on our website. 


The American Cancer Society

This is the leading venue for cancer research in the U.S. and will receive its proceeds from all USA and GLOBAL editions of The Art of Sherlock Holmes.


We have a solution that is working. A new approach to resilience and mental health. For youth, schools and universities, we share a revolutionary preventative educational curriculum that is transforming entire educational environments.

We are members of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Sydney Passengers, Bootmakers of Toronto and The ACD Society.


The Team

The Founders - Steve Emecz, Sharon Emecz

The Editors - David Marcum, Richard Ryan

The Art Of Sherlock Holmes Creator and Curator - Phil Growick


The Authors

There are some great ways you can interact with our authors.

Facebook Page - With over 20,000 members ours is the largest specialist book page on Facebook for Sherlock books in the world. - Sherlock Holmes Books



At MX Publishing we are very proud of our 100+ authors from all around the world. Here are just some of the awards that they have been nominated for and won with books in our catalogue. 

We're extremely proud to have the The Tony & Freda Howlett Literary Award (Sherlock Holmes Book of The Year from the SHSL) won three times by our authors - with several more nominated;


The Tony & Freda Howlett Literary Award (Sherlock Holmes Book of The Year, Sherlock Holmes Society of London) - since 2009

2021 - Winner - Jeremy Brett Playing A Part (Maureen Whittaker)

2019 - Winner - A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Brian Pugh)

2011 - Winner - The Norwood Author (Alistair Duncan)


Nominated - Close To Holmes (2010), Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon (2011), No Better Place (2016),


Suntory Mystery Fiction Competition (Japan) - Special Award for Excellence

My Dear Watson (available in original Japanese and English - Margaret Park Bridges)


Underground Book Reviews - Book of the Year Award

2018 - The Vatican Cameos (Richard Ryan)


NMCBI - Best Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Award 

2021 - A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Jay Ganguly)


Arthur Conan Doyle Society - Fiction Award

2021 - Gretchen Altabef



Several of our authors have blogs on specific subjects - the links to them are below. Most authors also have author pages on Goodreads.

Alistair Duncan's Sherlockian Blog

Amy Thomas (Baker Street Babes) - Girl Meets Sherlock

Ben Cardall's Deductionist Blog

Charlotte Walter's Barefoot On Baker Street

Chris Chan's Crime & Criticism

Christopher James's Blog

Dan Andriacco's Baker Street Beat Blog

David Marcum's A Seventeen Step Program Blog

David Ruffle's Stories from Lymelight

Dean Turnbloom's Sherlock Holmes and The Whitechapel Vampire Blog

Diane Gilbert Madsen's - The Game's Afoot! Blog

Felicia Carparelli's Murderous Sherlockian Blog

Geri Schear's Blog 

Gretchen Altabef - Features of Interest

Harry DeMaio's - Madcap Mysteries of Mischief & Mayhem

Kate Workman's Baker Street Thoughts

Keiran McMullen's Dr Watson Blog

Kim Krisco - Sherlock Holmes Golden Years - Wordpress - Blogspot

Luke Benjamen Kuhns - My Study 

Mrs Hudson's Kitchen - Wendy Heyman-Marsaw

Molly Carr's Watsonian Blog

Paul R Spiring's BFR Online Sherlockian/Bertram Fletcher Robinson Blog

Sheldon Goldfarb - Sherlockian Musings Blog

Thomas Kent Miller's - Ruminations on Sherlockian Books

Tracy Revels Sherlockian Blog



We support key organisations that fit with our social enterprise programs and are members of:

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

The Sydney Passengers

The Bootmakers of Toronto

The National Trust