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On the most secret and dangerous assignment of their lives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sent into the newborn Soviet Union to rescue The Romanovs: Nicholas and Alexandra and their innocent children. Will Holmes and Watson be able to change history? Will they even be able to survive?
The Secret Journal of Dr Watson 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.  
And the sequel: In “The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes”, all the questions left at the surprise ending in “The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson”, will finally be answered.
 The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes 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).

On the most secret and dangerous assignment of their lives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sent into the newborn Soviet Union to rescue The Romanovs: Nicholas and Alexandra and their innocent children. Will Holmes and Watson be able to change history? Will they even be able to survive?

The Secret Journal of Dr Watson 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 KindleiPad, Nook and Kobo

And the sequel: In “The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes”, all the questions left at the surprise ending in “The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson”, will finally be answered.

 The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes 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 KindleKobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

Over the past few years, Sherlock Holmes has exploded in popularity. The character has made a huge impact on the 21st century, with multiple interpretations gaining a growing audience of new Sherlockians. But many fans of Sherlock and Elementary know very little about the original stories themselves. Watson is Not an Idiot is an opinionated exploration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon, written to illustrate interesting features and historical elements of the stories from the perspective of a lifelong fan of the material. It’s not academic, but a companion - the passionate, excited, and sometimes ranty friend who sits alongside you and points out interesting bits while you read. Watson is Not an Idiot is perfect for the first-time reader of the stories and fans curious about starting a more critical reading of the material.
Watson Is Not An Idiot 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).

Over the past few years, Sherlock Holmes has exploded in popularity. The character has made a huge impact on the 21st century, with multiple interpretations gaining a growing audience of new Sherlockians. But many fans of Sherlock and Elementary know very little about the original stories themselves. Watson is Not an Idiot is an opinionated exploration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon, written to illustrate interesting features and historical elements of the stories from the perspective of a lifelong fan of the material. It’s not academic, but a companion - the passionate, excited, and sometimes ranty friend who sits alongside you and points out interesting bits while you read. Watson is Not an Idiot is perfect for the first-time reader of the stories and fans curious about starting a more critical reading of the material.

Watson Is Not An Idiot 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 KindleKobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

Cassie Parkes reviews the first 3 Lego Sherlock Holmes books by P James Macaluso 
“If there’s one thing I love besides Sherlock Holmes, it’s Lego. I have a shelf full of Lego figures (I have lots of character ones-Marvel, Lord of the Rings etc) and I loved The Lego Movie beyond comprehension. So when I saw that P James Macaluso Jr  had created illustrated versions of Conan Doyle’s work using Lego figures, I was giddy beyond belief!
I looked at three of Macaluso’s Holmes books: A Case of Identity, The Red-Headed League and A Scandal in Bohemia. (Others are available but they’re currently in pre order-check the links at the bottom of the review to order!) The books use Conan Doyle’s original text, but are illustrated with charming Lego images (like the one above) which are Lego reproductions of Paget’s work in the original stories. Each illustration is both adorable and clever as, when compared to Paget’s originals, they are actually remarkably similar!
The books themselves are fairly thin and glossy, they are easy to read and I was eager to turn the page and see each new illustration recreated in Lego! One thing I did think about was how they would be fairly accessible to children in this format, though the vocabulary of Conan Doyle’s work might be a little tricky for some younger children.
Overall, these books are a fun, lighthearted take on Conan Doyle’s work, and I for one am very jealous both of the fact that I didn’t think of it first, and of Macaluso’s extensive Lego collection. I would definitely recommend these to both Holmesians and Lego fans alike, they’re the kind of thing which I know will make me smile over and over again.
To order (or pre-order) any of the Lego Holmes books, visit MX Publishing here: http://www.mxpublishing.co.uk/brand/P.+James+Macaluso+Jr

Thanks for reading!”
A Scandal in Bohemia – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 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 Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).
The Red-Headed League – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Hive UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

A Case of Identity – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available for pre order from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

Cassie Parkes reviews the first 3 Lego Sherlock Holmes books by P James Macaluso 

If there’s one thing I love besides Sherlock Holmes, it’s Lego. I have a shelf full of Lego figures (I have lots of character ones-Marvel, Lord of the Rings etc) and I loved The Lego Movie beyond comprehension. So when I saw that P James Macaluso Jr  had created illustrated versions of Conan Doyle’s work using Lego figures, I was giddy beyond belief!

I looked at three of Macaluso’s Holmes books: A Case of Identity, The Red-Headed League and A Scandal in Bohemia. (Others are available but they’re currently in pre order-check the links at the bottom of the review to order!) The books use Conan Doyle’s original text, but are illustrated with charming Lego images (like the one above) which are Lego reproductions of Paget’s work in the original stories. Each illustration is both adorable and clever as, when compared to Paget’s originals, they are actually remarkably similar!

The books themselves are fairly thin and glossy, they are easy to read and I was eager to turn the page and see each new illustration recreated in Lego! One thing I did think about was how they would be fairly accessible to children in this format, though the vocabulary of Conan Doyle’s work might be a little tricky for some younger children.

Overall, these books are a fun, lighthearted take on Conan Doyle’s work, and I for one am very jealous both of the fact that I didn’t think of it first, and of Macaluso’s extensive Lego collection. I would definitely recommend these to both Holmesians and Lego fans alike, they’re the kind of thing which I know will make me smile over and over again.

To order (or pre-order) any of the Lego Holmes books, visit MX Publishing here: http://www.mxpublishing.co.uk/brand/P.+James+Macaluso+Jr

Thanks for reading!”

A Scandal in Bohemia – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 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 Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

The Red-Headed League – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Hive UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

A Case of Identity – Lego – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available for pre order from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

Irene Adler is enjoying a quiet, undisturbed life in Sussex when the mysterious disappearance of a local farmer named James Phillimore throws her world into turmoil and forces her to enlist the aid of her friend and former enemy Sherlock Holmes. Irritated by his flatmate John Watson’s romantic inclinations, Holmes journeys to Fulworth to assist The Woman in her investigation. Along the way, the two uncover the darkness, intrigue, scandal, and unexpected loyalty that lie at the heart of a seemingly-innocent village and a case filled with diabolical deception.
The Detective the Woman and the Winking Tree 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, Kobo and Nook.

Irene Adler is enjoying a quiet, undisturbed life in Sussex when the mysterious disappearance of a local farmer named James Phillimore throws her world into turmoil and forces her to enlist the aid of her friend and former enemy Sherlock Holmes. Irritated by his flatmate John Watson’s romantic inclinations, Holmes journeys to Fulworth to assist The Woman in her investigation. Along the way, the two uncover the darkness, intrigue, scandal, and unexpected loyalty that lie at the heart of a seemingly-innocent village and a case filled with diabolical deception.

The Detective the Woman and the Winking Tree 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 KindleiPad, Kobo and Nook.

Are librarians meek and mild bookish types with orthopedic shoes and granny glasses?  Or are they ruthless killers with voracious appetites for wine, women and song?  Can a young widow solve a murder with the help of a Chicago policeman and an affinity for Sherlock Holmes?  The Murder in the Library reveals all.  It’s elementary, my dears.
Murder in the Library 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 and Nook.

Are librarians meek and mild bookish types with orthopedic shoes and granny glasses?  Or are they ruthless killers with voracious appetites for wine, women and song?  Can a young widow solve a murder with the help of a Chicago policeman and an affinity for Sherlock Holmes?  The Murder in the Library reveals all.  It’s elementary, my dears.

Murder in the Library 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 KindleiPad and Nook.

The Affair of the Contentious Contralto - Review

Luke Kuhns with a comprehensive review of Fiona-Jane Brown’s pastiche ‘The Affair of the Contentious Contralto’

Less than 24 hours left on the ‘Scandal In Bohemia’ Sherlock Holmes graphic novel Kickstarter!

Voted #1 comic book in the Czech Republic in 2013, this Kickstarter project is translating the book into English - and has already attracted 134 backers with 472% of the target achieved. 

CLICK HERE to secure your pre-publication copy while there is still time!

Out in September - The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes
In the dawn of 1891 Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty; but events will soon transpire which will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken, as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city; whilst in the upper-echelons of Government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever reliable Dr. Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events which led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London’s most notorious criminal.
The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes is available for pre order from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK and Waterstones UK.

Out in September - The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes

In the dawn of 1891 Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty; but events will soon transpire which will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken, as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city; whilst in the upper-echelons of Government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever reliable Dr. Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events which led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London’s most notorious criminal.

The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes is available for pre order from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK and Waterstones UK.

JUST 43 hours left on the 'Scandal In Bohemia' Kickstarter !  119 backers so far…..

JUST 43 hours left on the 'Scandal In Bohemia' Kickstarter !  119 backers so far…..

Dan Andriacco is one of the most celebrated and prolific Sherlock Holmes writers today. Critics describe ‘The Perculiar Persecution of James Vincent Harden’ as one of the best Holmes pastiches ever written. His collaboration with Kieran McMullen has delivered two world class novellas with a 3rd in the making - and then there is the McCabe and Cody series. A modern day Holmes and Watson with four novels so far.

Fans are in for a real treat with his new short story collection ‘Rogues Gallery’ - advance copies and signed first editions avaiable on Pubslush. Here’s what Hollywood screenwriter Bonnie MacBird (TRON) has to say about it:

Dan Andriacco hits it out of the park with Rogues Gallery, a collection of short mystery stories featuring the two unlikely brothers-in-law and modern day Holmes and Watson of Sebastian McCabe and Jeff Cody. Andriacco’s plots are masterful. Like a skilled close-up magician, Andriacco lulls you into what appears to be quiet Midwestern sense of normalcy, only to turn up an ace from his sleeve with a murderous surprise. You’re in the hands of a master of mystery plotting here.  Rogues Gallery is a delightful read, hard to put down, and highly recommended.  And did I say fun?”

Undershaw Lives! The local press announces this week that work has begun on the restoration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home - Undershaw.

Huge thanks to all at the Underhaw Preservation Trust (John, Lynn, Sue, Alistair, Jacquelyn, Bonnie, Luke, Marek, Carrie, Steve, all the ambassdors and many more), Mark Gatiss our patron, Sherlockology, MX Publishing all the corporate supporters, all the celebrity supporters (big shout out to Stephen Fry, David Stuart Davies, Gyles Brandreth, Ian Rankin, Louise Brealey) - too many to mention.

Sir Arthur would be very proud - watch out for lots more news, updates and events on the Save Undershaw Facebook Page! please visit and like the page for updates.

Last Weekend! The Kickstarter campaign for the #1 Graphic Novel of 2013 in Czech Republic - ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ is being translated into English is currently 433% funded! - there are a few more pre-publication copies available - more….  

Last Weekend! The Kickstarter campaign for the #1 Graphic Novel of 2013 in Czech Republic - ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ is being translated into English is currently 433% funded! - there are a few more pre-publication copies available - more….  

Philip K. Jones reviews A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches
"This is a difficult book for me to review.  For almost ten years, I have managed the Database of Sherlockian Pastiches, Parodies and Related Fiction, so I am very involved with the subject of this current book.  It is difficult for me to realize that, to most Sherlockians, this Literature is incidental rather than central to their concern with matters about Sherlock Holmes.  I have been taking these matters very seriously for the last ten years and more, so this book, which is aimed at more conventional fans of Sherlock Holmes, seems a bit odd to me.
It took me quite a while to see what the author was trying to do simply because I am so wrapped up in the subject of pastiches and parodies by my own interest (obsession?) with the subject that I am attempting to collect copies of the more than 11,500 such items known to me.  I have been collecting such items for more than ten years and I always seem to be about three or four thousand items behind in my search.  This book is an introduction to the wonderful world of the most copied fiction author in History.  No other fictional character in Literature has been copied so extensively.  Even Judge Dee, who is definitely NOT fictional, has only had a thousand or two fictional mysteries set in Tang China written about his adventures.
To serious scholars of pastiches, this book may seem a bit sloppy or not properly footnoted, but neither of us are the audience this book is written for.  This book is written as an introduction to the rich world of pastiches and parodies that have followed right on the heels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s publications.  Over the hundred and twenty five plus years since the publication of A Study in Scarlet, almost every author of mysteries has tried to write a Sherlockian pastiche/parody.  Some have written short stories and some have written novels.  There have been stories in verse, radio programs, movies, cartoon series, TV broadcasts, an Opera and a Tap dance review as well as puppet shows, children’s plays and who knows what else published with the name “Sherlock” attached to it.
This book includes a broad selection of early writings about Sherlock.  Some of the items included or cited were unknown to me, which is a difficult thing to do.  Many were obscure and difficult to find and some are well-known among the community of Sherlock Holmes fans.  I am sure anyone will find items new to them among this selection and knowledgeable fans will all have alternative selections that should have been included; different alternative selections!  This is a fun book.  It will surprise many, astound a few and amuse almost anyone who reads it.”

A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches 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).

Philip K. Jones reviews A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches

"This is a difficult book for me to review.  For almost ten years, I have managed the Database of Sherlockian Pastiches, Parodies and Related Fiction, so I am very involved with the subject of this current book.  It is difficult for me to realize that, to most Sherlockians, this Literature is incidental rather than central to their concern with matters about Sherlock Holmes.  I have been taking these matters very seriously for the last ten years and more, so this book, which is aimed at more conventional fans of Sherlock Holmes, seems a bit odd to me.

It took me quite a while to see what the author was trying to do simply because I am so wrapped up in the subject of pastiches and parodies by my own interest (obsession?) with the subject that I am attempting to collect copies of the more than 11,500 such items known to me.  I have been collecting such items for more than ten years and I always seem to be about three or four thousand items behind in my search.  This book is an introduction to the wonderful world of the most copied fiction author in History.  No other fictional character in Literature has been copied so extensively.  Even Judge Dee, who is definitely NOT fictional, has only had a thousand or two fictional mysteries set in Tang China written about his adventures.

To serious scholars of pastiches, this book may seem a bit sloppy or not properly footnoted, but neither of us are the audience this book is written for.  This book is written as an introduction to the rich world of pastiches and parodies that have followed right on the heels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s publications.  Over the hundred and twenty five plus years since the publication of A Study in Scarlet, almost every author of mysteries has tried to write a Sherlockian pastiche/parody.  Some have written short stories and some have written novels.  There have been stories in verse, radio programs, movies, cartoon series, TV broadcasts, an Opera and a Tap dance review as well as puppet shows, children’s plays and who knows what else published with the name “Sherlock” attached to it.

This book includes a broad selection of early writings about Sherlock.  Some of the items included or cited were unknown to me, which is a difficult thing to do.  Many were obscure and difficult to find and some are well-known among the community of Sherlock Holmes fans.  I am sure anyone will find items new to them among this selection and knowledgeable fans will all have alternative selections that should have been included; different alternative selections!  This is a fun book.  It will surprise many, astound a few and amuse almost anyone who reads it.”

A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches 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).

Irene Adler, American opera singer and the one woman who outsmarted Sherlock Holmes, finds herself a widow at thirty-two, wealthy but emotionally broken. At the same time, Sherlock Holmes finds himself unable to return to England after faking his death at Reichenbach Falls and is drawn into an investigation of two men with designs on a woman they call Miss A, who is none other than Irene Adler herself. The Detective and The Woman throw their lot in together to uncover a dangerous plot with implications that stretch across the Atlantic. In the process, they meet legendary inventor Thomas Edison and experience life in Florida at the turn of the 20th century.
The Detective and the Woman is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide.In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, iTunes(iPad/iPhone) and Kobo, and it is available in Audible Audio Edition.

Irene Adler, American opera singer and the one woman who outsmarted Sherlock Holmes, finds herself a widow at thirty-two, wealthy but emotionally broken. At the same time, Sherlock Holmes finds himself unable to return to England after faking his death at Reichenbach Falls and is drawn into an investigation of two men with designs on a woman they call Miss A, who is none other than Irene Adler herself. The Detective and The Woman throw their lot in together to uncover a dangerous plot with implications that stretch across the Atlantic. In the process, they meet legendary inventor Thomas Edison and experience life in Florida at the turn of the 20th century.

The Detective and the Woman is available from all good bookstores worldwide including in the USA Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon and WaterstonesFor elsewhere Book Depository offer free delivery worldwide.In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, iTunes(iPad/iPhone) and Kobo, and it is available in Audible Audio Edition.

Europe 1911. The Great Powers vie for influence and are divided by political quarrels. War is in the air. For retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who has just suffered a coronary, these distant matters are of little concern. But politics are about to turn his quiet country life upside down. Mycroft, the detective’s politician brother, has asked Holmes to investigate the murder of a powerful industrialist and the mysterious kidnapping of the King’s nephew. Could these two cases be connected? Thus the legendary detective and his old friend Watson set out on an all-new adventure, one that will take them from the canals of Venice to an ancient castle in the Scottish plains. It’s an adventure they could hardly have expected as they near the ripe old age of sixty. Will Holmes lose a lifelong friend? And which villain from Holmes’s past might want to start a world war…? 
Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Cold-Served Revenge is available for pre order from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

Europe 1911. The Great Powers vie for influence and are divided by political quarrels. War is in the air. For retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who has just suffered a coronary, these distant matters are of little concern. But politics are about to turn his quiet country life upside down. Mycroft, the detective’s politician brother, has asked Holmes to investigate the murder of a powerful industrialist and the mysterious kidnapping of the King’s nephew. Could these two cases be connected? Thus the legendary detective and his old friend Watson set out on an all-new adventure, one that will take them from the canals of Venice to an ancient castle in the Scottish plains. It’s an adventure they could hardly have expected as they near the ripe old age of sixty. Will Holmes lose a lifelong friend? And which villain from Holmes’s past might want to start a world war…? 

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Cold-Served Revenge is available for pre order from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .