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Get all three Amy Thomas best-selling novels featuring Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler for the price of two from Watson’s Lounge with free shipping in the USA, UK and Australia.
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Review of the first book from The Baker Street Society
“Amy Thomas’s ‘The Detective and the Woman’ takes us into the world of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Yes’ it’s been done many times before, but not quite like this. The novel opens with the death of Godfrey Norton, Irene’s husband, his death is unlamented and at once we see a strong-willed independant woman be re-born after a constraining and unhappy marriage. She takes control of her own life once more, but in so doing becomes the focus of both a villain who is hell bent on her destruction and fortune and the rather more benign focus of Sherlock Holmes. 
The dialogue between Holmes and Irene fairly cracles with authenticity and is a major delight of this winning and charming novel. Posing as man and wife as they do in large sections of the novel gives plenty of room for by-play and intellectual sparring. Pleasingly, Holmes does not always get his own way with this most formidable of women, Irene beeing a good match for him in all departments. The account of the case is told alternately by both main characters and we get to read their innermost thoughts and weaknesses, Irene displays a softer side, a weaker side which is handled very well by Amy. The book just flows so well, the Florida/Fort Myers descriptive passages are lovingly conveyed. The other characters are delineated excellently from Barnett the solicitor to Thomas Edison and his household. It’s hard to believe that this is Amy’s first foray into Holmes literature, the quality throughout is of the highest. I loved it.”

Get all three Amy Thomas best-selling novels featuring Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler for the price of two from Watson’s Lounge with free shipping in the USA, UK and Australia.

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Review of the first book from The Baker Street Society

Amy Thomas’s ‘The Detective and the Woman’ takes us into the world of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Yes’ it’s been done many times before, but not quite like this. The novel opens with the death of Godfrey Norton, Irene’s husband, his death is unlamented and at once we see a strong-willed independant woman be re-born after a constraining and unhappy marriage. She takes control of her own life once more, but in so doing becomes the focus of both a villain who is hell bent on her destruction and fortune and the rather more benign focus of Sherlock Holmes.

The dialogue between Holmes and Irene fairly cracles with authenticity and is a major delight of this winning and charming novel. Posing as man and wife as they do in large sections of the novel gives plenty of room for by-play and intellectual sparring. Pleasingly, Holmes does not always get his own way with this most formidable of women, Irene beeing a good match for him in all departments. The account of the case is told alternately by both main characters and we get to read their innermost thoughts and weaknesses, Irene displays a softer side, a weaker side which is handled very well by Amy. The book just flows so well, the Florida/Fort Myers descriptive passages are lovingly conveyed. The other characters are delineated excellently from Barnett the solicitor to Thomas Edison and his household. It’s hard to believe that this is Amy’s first foray into Holmes literature, the quality throughout is of the highest. I loved it.

Jaico Publishing in India has signed a landmark deal to bring five of MX Publishing’s Sherlock Holmes books to India with more to come.

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119 Sherlock Holmes books now available with free delivery worldwide….
See the showcase on Pinterest…..

119 Sherlock Holmes books now available with free delivery worldwide….

See the showcase on Pinterest…..

New collection of Sherlock Holmes stories proving very popular - official launch on 28th April but Amazon USA has some early copies….

New collection of Sherlock Holmes stories proving very popular - official launch on 28th April but Amazon USA has some early copies….

Buy the first two Amy Thomas (Baker Street Babes) Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes books - get the third book ‘Silent Hive’ - free - [and free shipping to USA, UK and Australia] Watson’s Lounge Bookshop

Buy the first two Amy Thomas (Baker Street Babes) Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes books - get the third book ‘Silent Hive’ - free - [and free shipping to USA, UK and Australia] Watson’s Lounge Bookshop

Win free Sherlock Holmes Books - Goodreads Giveaways - click links below:

The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume 1 - The Musical Murders 

Charlie Milverton and other Sherlock Holmes Stories

Sherlock Holmes and The Body Snatchers

Sherlock Holmes and The Affair of The Contentious Contralto

Worldwide entry…….

Mar 6
Mar 2

Lego Sherlock Holmes Book 2 - The Red-Headed League… May 14th

Carrying the coveted Conan Doyle Estate seal (like House of Silk), Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers is the 2nd novel from Dean Turnbloom (Sherlock Holmes and The Whitechapel Vampire). 
Available from all good bookstores including Amazon, and in ebook format Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo and  iTunes. 

Carrying the coveted Conan Doyle Estate seal (like House of Silk), Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers is the 2nd novel from Dean Turnbloom (Sherlock Holmes and The Whitechapel Vampire). 

Available from all good bookstores including Amazon, and in ebook format Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo and  iTunes

Jan 1
Watson’s Lounge bookshop has the controversial new novel from Tim Symonds free when you buy the first two…. Einstein’s Daughter. - plus free shipping to USA and UK.

Watson’s Lounge bookshop has the controversial new novel from Tim Symonds free when you buy the first two…. Einstein’s Daughter. - plus free shipping to USA and UK.

Is Harry Hole an alcoholic, Norwegian Sherlock Holmes?

As a self-confessed murder mystery addict (as a Sherlock Holmes publisher I ought to be), it wasn’t too much of a surprise to me that I got deeply into the Harry Hole series of books from Jo Nesbo. What is a surprise is how many I have read in a row. I am now on the 8th book without a break and will happily continue on until I exhaust the series. 

Hole is a fascinating character with many parallels with Sherlock Holmes. He is deeply flawed and socially inept - though his alcoholism at times in the series is chronic and has much more serious social problems than Holmes ever had. It’s his deductive powers where the similarities are the greatest. To avoid any spoilers in the series I won’t give specifics but suffice to say there are lots and as the series builds, they become more prolific. Harry becomes established as a serial killer hunter which, as Norway has never really had any before, makes him invaluable. It’s also the perfect backdrop to the deductions as he has to find links between the victims.

Those of a sensitive disposition be warned. The series is dark and with each book you feel Nesbo can’t get any darker but just read some of the reviews to see even hardened murder mystery fans struggle a bit. 

Where there is the least similarity is the absence of a partner - Harry has no Watson - mainly because most of the colleagues he gets close to end up dying. He grows into the eternal loner in the series - with personal and work relationships failing even with those that are super tolerant of his alcholism.

A Norwegian alcoholic Sherlock Holmes? Not quite, but Nesbo owes a lot to Conan Doyle and I am sure if asked would tip a wink to Holmes’ creator. I am halfway through book eight - The Leopard and already looking forward to the next one.

An impossible poisoning case… A master thief discovers something nasty in a chimney… A murder is committed on Baker Street in broad daylight, and the culprit is captured, but one man still has his doubts. Six new cases featuring Victorian England’s greatest detective, these mysteries are sure to delight Holmes fans old and new.
Sherlock Holmes In Pursuit is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA,Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format coming soon in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

An impossible poisoning case… A master thief discovers something nasty in a chimney… A murder is committed on Baker Street in broad daylight, and the culprit is captured, but one man still has his doubts. Six new cases featuring Victorian England’s greatest detective, these mysteries are sure to delight Holmes fans old and new.

Sherlock Holmes In Pursuit is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA,Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format coming soon in Amazon KindleKobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

A Mystery That Doesn’t Need Sherlock Holmes To Solve - Just a little help from fans and tumblr

We’re a Sherlock Holmes publisher - with about 130 books and 60 authors - so far. Many of our authors do great things with their royalties - ‘Save Undershaw’, ‘The Beacon Society’ and R.E.A.D. are amongst the good causes they support. We’d like to share an important project for 2014 that you - our Sherlock Holmes fans - by buying our books are helping fund.

Earlier this year my wife Sharon (the other half of MX Publishing) spent a month in Africa working with an orphanage project in Nairobi. The mystery she uncovered, is that whilst there are thousands of would be adoptive parents here in the UK (and in many other countries) there were thousands of orphaned and abandoned children in Nairobi alone in orphan care.

Why? Well, until ten years ago orphan care meant keeping children until they were working age (early teens) so adoption in Kenya was very rare. Along came the team at Happy Life and developed a process of adoption that has meant that the kids have a fair chance of getting adopted as babies or toddlers which of course gives them a much better start in life.

Ok, that’s fine Steve but what’s that got to do with Sherlock Holmes you ask? Well, over the last few years we’ve found out that one of the most powerful tools to create awareness worldwide is through books. Take the ‘Save Undershaw’ campaign for example. The book ‘Sherlock’s Home’ has been translated and sold in 9 languages so far and featured on national TV in 3 countries already. Happy Life needs awareness, so by process of deduction, we need a book for the Happy Life Story.

So we’re writing one.

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Sharon and I fly to Kenya tomorrow to spend three weeks over Christmas and New Year helping out at the orphanage (it’s a tough time of year to get volunteers) and whilst we are there we will be researching, and compiling the story about how this remarkable organisation has turned orphan care into a thriving adoption program that has adoptive parents across Africa, Australia, Germany and Netherlands.

The book will raise awareness amongst prospective adoptive parents, royalties for the program and awareness for their new school. Education boosts the chances of a child being adopted - you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to work that one out….

What can Sherlock Holmes fans do to help?

Well, if you could please share the details about the project that would be wonderful. You never know how many people that read your blog may be desperate to adopt a child and Happy Life could be the perfect answer for them. As we need materials and books for the school perhaps someone who reads your blog can help us with that. And of course you can make a small pledge too.

CLICK HERE FOR THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT

Finally I’d like to say a big THANKS to all you Holmes fans out there, especially to all of you on tumblr that have reblogged and followed and commented on our Holmes stuff this year. Without you we’d still be a tiny little publisher (as opposed to a small one) and we wouldn’t be able to fund programs like this.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year - we’ll send you all the best wishes from the 70+ kids at Happy Life in the coming weeks through Kickstarter.

Never Meant To Be is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble 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).

8 debut Sherlock Holmes thrillers in one bundle - the ultimate starter pack for Sherlock Holmes fans… 50% off while stocks last at Watson’s Lounge