Sherlock Sunday - March 2024 - Female Authors 1

MX Publishing brings you another Sherlock Sunday - our monthly roundup of events, projects, new titles, and exclusive offers. So, whether you're hunting down a missing book from your collection or itching to dive into a new mystery series, we’ve got you covered.

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by spotlighting the amazing female authors who have kept the spirit of Holmes alive and thriving.

From A S Croyle and her Before Watson series to Geri Shear's Lady Beatrice tales, our female writers have brought their own unique perspectives and storytelling skills to the beloved detective genre. Their contributions have not only added depth and diversity to the world of Sherlock Holmes, but also provided a platform for female voices in a traditionally male-dominated genre.

Below, we feature just a couple of female authors, with more to follow in the coming weeks. You can also enjoy our 3 for 2 offer on over 100 Sherlock Holmes books penned by female writers. From ingenious mysteries to keep you on the edge of your seat to captivating characters that rival even the great Sherlock Holmes, these books are sure to delight any connoisseur of detective fiction.




Allison Osborne is the author of the Holmes & Co. Story Collection. Like the original Sherlock Holmes stories, each book is brief but full of clever twists and turns, albeit with Sherlock's daughter at the helm. Fans eagerly anticipating the release of her next three volumes can secure their early copies via Kickstarter. Having already surpassed her funding target, additional bonus rewards are available including discounts on all nine volumes. Don't miss this chance to support a talented female author and get your hands on some exciting new reads!


The Before Watson series by Croyle chronicles Sherlock Holmes's exploits before he meets Watson, exploring the early cases that shape him into the legendary detective he eventually becomes. The series is set between 1874 and 1881 and each story told through the perspective of Poppy, a progressive and clever woman of the era who will eventually introduce Holmes to Watson. Poppy brings a new and fascinating dimension to the Sherlock Holmes universe and each of Croyle's four books offer a unique blend of mystery, suspense, and rich historical context.


The four volumes in Geri's Lady Beatrice Series each combine fresh, cohesive stories with historical events. They are written in the form of diary entries by Holmes himself. This places the detective in the real world and reveals a character that is both recognisable and yet more human than we have seen before. Lady Beatrice causes Holmes one of his most difficult problems, and readers are taken on a thrilling journey as Holmes really has to eliminate the impossible to finally solve it.


Award-Winning Author, Gretchen Altabef has written four novels, each of which add more of a female perspective to the heroic tales of Sherlock Holmes. Her writing focuses on the universal need for justice as well as the ability of human traits like brilliance, love, and friendship to bring this about.





We invite you to download these six audiobooks from our female authors collection. To claim your free audiobooks just tell us the titles you'd like and within a few days your free codes and download link will appear in your inbox. It's that simple!

  • When the Song of the Angels is Stilled: A Before Watson Novel by AS Croyle
  • Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls by Elizabeth Varadan
  • Murder in the Library: A Mystery Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and One of His Most Famous Cases by Felicia Carparelli
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Folk Tale Mysteries - Volume 1 by Gayle Lange Puhl
  • A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897 By Geri Schear
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Neb-Heka-Ra by Margaret Walsh (NEW AUDIO RELEASE)