Sherlock Holmes thrives on danger. Sudden knife attacks, being stalked, and facing a network of assassins present little more than a cheery break in the monotony. But the enigmatic Lady Beatrice presents danger of a different kind. Is she a murderer or a potential victim? Or something even more perilous? Uncovering her secrets could change Holmes’s life forever, and in ways even he cannot anticipate. The newly-discovered Holmes diaries shed light on a tale so potent, Watson was never permitted to reveal it.
A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897 is available for pre order from Amazon USA.
The ‘Lost’ PG Wodehouse Playlets - one of the most important literary discoveries of the year, the unearthing of several early PG Wodehouse works unseen for over a hundred years. The foreword has been written by Hilary Bruce the Chairman of the PG Wodehouse society, and there are contributions from leading PG Wodehouse historians including Norman Murphy, Tony Ring and Andrew Crowther. Between 1904 and 1907, two young journalists called Bertram Fletcher Robinson (‘Bobbles’) and PG Wodehouse (‘Plum’) co-authored four satirical playlets together - each is a lampooning review of the previous year’s news. These works were original published in the ‘Daily Express’ (1), ‘Vanity Fair’ (2) and ‘The World’ (1). Robinson (1870-1907) had previously assisted Arthur Conan Doyle with ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (1901) and also enjoyed some success with his own fictional detective, Addington Peace (1904-1905). Later, Wodehouse (1881-1975) would achieve worldwide acclaim for his series of stories and books that feature both Reginald Jeeves and Bertram Wilberforce Wooster (1915-1974). Now all four Robinson/Wodehouse playlets are reavailable for the first time in this aptly named anthology, Bobbles & Plum. This book provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse into the evolving mind of two of the finest young humorists of their generation.
Bobbles and Plum, a PG Wodehouse Playlets Book by Paul R Spiring is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, Waterstones and Book Depository ( free delivery worldwide ).
With the wonderful news that Stepping Stones School and the Undershaw Preservation Trust have agreed on restoration plans and with work beginning soon we are proud to announce our next Save Undershaw event:
The launch of ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles - Graphic Novel’
What better cause to raise money for than the restoration of the very place where ‘Hound of The Baskervilles’ was written. We have an incredible lineup of speakers - The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, The Sherlock Holmes Society of India and the Undershaw Preservation Trust.
The venue? Baker Street in London of course at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel. Saturday 22nd November from 3pm-5pm.
Multi-award winning artist and author Petr Kopl is over from the Czech Republic and will be signing pre-publication copies of The Hound.
For those who can’t attend, there will also be Raffle Tickets with some incredible prizes which we will be sharing on the Undershaw Preservation Trust Facebook Page.
CLICK HERE for tickets.
eBay special for both volumes of ‘Study In Terror' - one month before the publication date of book 2 (19th Nov).
Five new titles from Jaico Publishing in India - bringing great new Sherlock Holmes fiction to India.
All available from Flipkart and all good bookstores in India - Lost Stories of Sherlock Holmes , The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes , The Plague of Dracula, The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Whitechapel Vampire.
This extraordinary story unfolds in the dim streets of Victorian London’s notorious East End. Poverty, squalor and crime fester and proliferate, blighting the lives of all who are unfortunate enough to dwell there. Yet from within the gloom, a random illumination- a beam of light. The light of human dignity; just sometimes, righteousness, decency and justice win out. In this dramatic play-out of the everlasting human conflict of good versus evil, various giants of their time, immortal beings, come into conflict. They form unlikely alliances, each presenting a differing prism of perception, different viewpoints of what is right and what is wrong. Ultimately, what is Good and what is Evil.
The Making of A Man 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).
"You’re in the hands of a master of mystery plotting here"
Bonnie MacBird, screenwriter and author of TRON.
A short story collection from the master of modern Sherlock Holmes mysteries. There are four Mcabe and Cody novels so far (No Police Like Holmes, Holmes Sweet Holmes, The 1895 Murder, and The Mysterious Disappearance of James Phillimore) with another on the way in spring 2015 from Ohio writer Dan Andriacco.
Rogues Gallery: A Sebastian McCabe and Jeff Cody Case Book is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .
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“Holmes and Watson are beautifully rendered as if Doyle himself was supervising the writing”
The LEGO Adventures of Sherlock Holmes take the original Sherlock Holmes stories and replace the Sidney Paget black and white illustrations with stunning digital colour LEGO adaptations. They are the perfect way to get kids introduced to the original Holmes stories - and a lot of fun for adults too.
There are six stories in the series in the order of the original adventures. The fourth one, The Boscombe Valley Mystery came out this week with two more coming before Xmas.
Philip K Jones reviews ‘Scandal In Bohemia’
“This is a different book than most English speaking Sherlockians are accustomed to. First, it has been translated from Czech. Next, it is a graphic version of SCAN, but it also includes SPEC as if it occurred intertwined with events in SCAN. Finally, it also includes additional material. In most cases, the additional material comes as a bit of a surprise. The appearances of Dorian Grey and Mr. Hyde in SCAN may give some indication of the things in store for the reader.
This book is the fourth in time-sequence of ten or eleven graphic novels produced by the author. I am not sure how many will be published in English nor in what sequence other items will appear. I’m also not sure how many involve Sherlock Holmes although I expect he will appear in at least five and, perhaps, in six. In any case, these books are not published for children. Adult subjects and illustrations appear and the graphics are well done and interesting. All-in-all, they are presented much better than most comic books I have seen.
Readers should be prepared to be surprised. The general story lines follow those in the Canonical Tales, but the difference is in the details. It is never quite clear, in this single installment, who bears which relation to whom. Irene Adler is certainly a major player, but who she works for and who is opposing her for which reasons are not at all clear. One almost gets the feeling that Sherlock is a bit-player in a play that stars others.
The artwork is quite individual and is very well-done. The story line is left open and presents more questions than answers. I sincerely hope that later additions to the series will provide a few answers and resolve some of the puzzles. The author’s “take” on Sherlock Holmes is certainly unique and this presentation of two of the Canonical short stories is both unique and fascinating. This is truly an interesting “read.”
A Scandal In Bohemia – A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel is available for order from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .