19th September 2014
19th September 2014
Peter E. Blau reviews Sherlock Holmes and the Escape Artist
Fred Thursfield’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ESCAPE ARTIST (2014; 200 pp.) has Watson’s widow Mary and Sherlock Holmes in New York, and assisting Harry and Bess Houdini in solving a mystery created by a villainous spiritualist.
Sherlock Holmes and The Escape Artist is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
The ‘thoughts’ in this book are the fruit of nearly ten years spent studying the canon and the life of Sir Arthur (Ignatius) Conan Doyle, writing two pastiches (The Sign of Fear and A Study in Crimson), a Biography of Doctor Watson and A Sherlock Holmes Who’s Who. In it readers will find much to entertain, along with enough out of the way information to interest even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian. For those new to the iconic pair I have tried, as far as possible, to present material which will make them want to read more about the man and his doings and perhaps become fervent Sherlockians themselves.
Sherlock in the Spring Time is available from all good bookstores including in the USA Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones, and for everywhere else Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery. In ebook format there is Kindle, iPad, Nook and Kobo.
Catherine and Christian from Leeds won an incredible prize on Sunday at the Guinness Worlds Record attempt at Temple Newsam - a signed copy of a BBC Sherock Script. More details at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
CLICK HERE to see the video from Stephen Moffat and Sue Vertue they recorded specially for the event where over 400 Holmes fans set a new World Record.
Our first Irish Sherlock Holmes author - Geri Schear - with 'A Biased Judgement - The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897' - free shipping worldwide.
Peter E. Blau reviews Sherlock Holmes and The Element of Surprise
"J. Andrew Taylor’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: THE WORMWOOD SCRUBS ENIGMA (2012; 140 pp.) begins with a locked snow-covered field mystery: two headless prison guards are found near Wormwood Scrubbs, with no traces of a perpetrator; Holmes and Watson discover the solution."
Sherlock Holmes and The Element of Surprise is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
A collection of five present-day Sherlock Holmes stories that poke gentle fun at the idiosyncrasies of modern life – not to mention the eccentric detective and his world-weary friend who are at the heart of the action. Stuck in a dysfunctional marriage and the job from hell, aspiring writer Doctor John H Watson battles against the angst of a midlife crisis whilst being drawn further into the individual world of his friend - the irascible, difficult but brilliant consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Each story is based directly on an adventure from the original work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but updated with a modern-day twist. Instead of the foggy cobbled streets and hansom cabs of Victorian London, we get over-paid footballers, pop-stars, a glamour model, the tabloid press and social media. But friendship and Holmes’ unique science of deduction remain central to each story.
Charlie Milverton and other Sherlock Holmes Stories is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews A Scandal in Bohemia - A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel
"Due on 12 September is A Scandal in Bohemia, adapted as a graphic novel by the brilliant Czech illustrator Petr Kopl and translated (back) into English by Paul & Jana Simpson. Actually there are two adventures here, the other being ‘The Speckled Band’, and both serve to show Holmes that women can be just as courageous and intelligent as men – much to Watson’s satisfaction. The result is a feast for the eye and the imagination. The vivid, exciting text is enhanced by artwork that’s by turns deeply atmospheric and devastatingly funny – and often beautiful. This is a thoroughly classy production (MX Publishing; www.mxpublishing.co.uk). The original won the 2013 Fabula Rasa Czech Award for the best script, best artwork and best comic book. It’s easy to see why. Mr Kopl has a website at www.petrkopl.cz.”
A Scandal In Bohemia – A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel is available for pre order from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .
Book Giveaway For Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street: Volume 2
‘The Scottish Question’ is the new Sherlock Holmes novel from Mike Hogan and we wanted somewhere iconic in Edinburgh to launch it - so it had to be the Conan Doyle Pub located right near the place where the great man was born.
And when it comes to the date of the launch? Well, with the greatest Scottish Question in modern times for the residents of Scotland coming with the referendum on the 18th September to decide for or against independence - we decided that what better time than the evening before! - Wednesday 17th September 6-8pm.
So come along and meet author Mike Hogan and pick up a signed first edition of 'The Scottish Question' in a historic place, in a historic week.
Prize Draw - all attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win copies of the three books in Mike Hogan’s 'Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston' trilogy - The Deadwood Stage, The Jubilee Plot and The Giant Moles featuring a young Winston Churchill.
Best Dressed Prize - why not come along dressed as Holmes or Watson? The best dressed will receive £50 of Sherlock Holmes books of their choice and with lots of local press expected, a chance for a photo.
Tickets are free on a first-come-first-served basis - you can pre-buy a signed edition of the book for collection on the evening for just £5.95 (RRP £8.99).
Peter E. Blau reviews Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston The Deadwood Stage
"SHERLOCK HOLMES AND YOUNG WINSTON: THE DEADWOOD STAGE (2012; 226 pp.) is the first of Hogan’s four novels that feature Holmes, Watson, and their new assistant: 12-year-old Winston Spencer-Churchill, who is a quick learner, precocious (as might be expected), and often amusing; Hogan’s web-site is at <www.mikehoganbooks.co.uk>.”
Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones. Fans outside the US and UK can get free delivery from Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).
This Sunday, near Leeds in the UK is a fantastic Sherock Festival.
With a host of supporters including the team from BBC Sherlock, MX Publishing, Sherlockology and more.
The Sherlock World Record at 12 noon, this is an outdoor festival style event, with a big stage, theatre, live music, circus etc
For those people who want to take part in the event, tickets are £15 and every participant receives a deerstalker hat, pipe and magnifying glass.
And a chance to win exclusive BBC Sherlock prizes!
Tickets can be bought online and on the day, we will accept cash or debit and credit cards.
For more information about the event go to www.sherlockworldrecord.com or follow @sherlockrecord
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Book Giveaway on Goodreads For The Hound of the Baskervilles: An Adaptation for the Stage
Tobacco millionaire John Vincent Harden has barely arrived in London when strange things start happening to him. The clerk at his hotel swears that Harden has checked out and taken his luggage with him. Then Harden receives a wire calling him home to his plantation in Kentucky – which it turns out was never sent. Finally, when a four-wheeled cab almost runs over the American, Harden knows it is time to turn to Sherlock Holmes for help. Who is behind this peculiar persecution of John Vincent Harden? Holmes solves the puzzle too late, learning in the process that indeed “one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.”