Monday, March 12, 2018

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012)

Previously published Holmes stories and essays by Loren D. Estleman collected in one volume along with a new story, "The Serpent's Egg."

Authorized and licensed by Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! 
Award winning author Loren D. Estleman's Sherlock Holmes stories and essays collected in one volume, including "The Serpent's Egg," the opening chapter of a planned pastiche to be a "round-robin" novel by multiple authors including Issac Asimov, Ruth Rendell, and others. 
This entertaining book also includes three previously published essays, "Channeling Holmes," "On the Significance of Boswells," and "Was Sherlock Holmes The Shadow?" that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 
Collection Includes:
"The Serpent's Egg" published here for the first time!
"Channeling Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
"The Adventure of the Arabian Knight" from Murder in Baker Street.
"The Adventure of the Three Ghosts" from Holmes for Holidays.
"The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys" from Murder, My Dear Watson.
"Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home: A Comedy in One Unnatural Act" from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
"The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist" from Sherlock Holmes in America.
"The Adventure of the Greatest Gift" from More Holmes for the Holidays.
"The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" from The Ghosts in Baker Street.
"On the Significance of Boswell's" from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories.
"Was Sherlock Holmes the Shadow" from The Baker Street Journal.

Title: The Perils of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Year: 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Novelization of the upcoming Paramount movie featuring the voice of Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes. Had to dig deep into the tin dispatch box for this one!

When Gnomeo and Juliet notice that a bunch of garden ornaments have gone missing, they know there’s only one gnome to turn to: the brilliant detective Sherlock Gnomes! Despite his gruff personality, they know there is no one better to solve a mystery. Young fans of the film can relive the fun with this hilarious novelization! 
Paramount Animation’s Sherlock Gnomes—starring Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, and James McAvoy—bursts into theaters on March 23, 2018!  

Title: Sherlock Gnomes
Author: Mary Tillworth
Year: 2018
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Friday, March 2, 2018

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2015)

A collection of new Holmes stories by noted authors.

The follow-up to A Study in Sherlock a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the greatest mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers and writers! Now, Holmes everyone's favourite detective, hero and eccentric is reincarnated in this series of brand new stories inspired by the Holmes canon, by an all-star collection of contemporary writers. The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims and more. The game is afoot again!!

Title: In the Company of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger (editors)
Year: 2015
Publisher: Titan Books
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Veiled Detective (2004)

Sherlockian and Jeremy Brett biographer David Stuart Davies offers a deconstructive Holmes pastiche.

It is 1880 and a young Sherlock Holmes arrives in London to pursue a career as a private detective. He soon attracts the attention of the criminal mastermind, Professor James Moriarty, who decides that he must control this fledgling genius. What happens next is both shocking and thrilling. The Veiled Detective takes a fresh, exciting and controversial look at the relationship between the great detective Sherlock Holmes, his friend and chronicler, Doctor John H. Watson and Professor Moriarty. The novel deconstructs the myth of Sherlock Holmes and reveals a fascinating and excitingly dramatic alternative view of the man. The novel will amaze and thrill readers of crime fiction as the truth is finally revealed about the world's most famous detective.

Title: The Veiled Detective
Author: David Stuart Davies
Year: 2004
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Purchase: Amazon (U.S.) | Amazon (UK).

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (1986)

Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test by Stanley Shaw was first published in hardcover by W.H. Allen in 1985. This is the 1986 paperback will illustrations by John Lawrence. I don't believe the book was ever published in America.

It was Wednesday, 13 August 1902 and one of English cricket's most glorious days when the Oval Test Match was snatched from the jaws of defeat against the Australians. 
But what role does the greta Detective Sherlock Holmes have to play in the sporting triumph? And to add further intrigue, how did an unknown young Australian render a service to English cricket that has remained an international secret to this day? 
The answer is elementary...

Title: Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test
Author: Stanley Shaw
Year: 1986
Publisher: Star Books

Thursday, February 8, 2018

House of the Doomed (2018)

A ghostly Holmes pastiche by Sherlockian blogger Dan Andriacco.

Dan Andriacco is well established as a formidable detective story writer and, no great surprise, as a formidable Sherlockian. It was only a matter of time before he turned his hand to a full-length and full-blooded exploit of the sage of Baker Street - and what a cracker it is! 
Shortly after the Queen's death brings an end to the Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes is invited to investigate an apparent vendetta against a young woman in Surrey. He and Dr. Watson have often visited the county, but the scene of the attacks is an area even more familiar to a certain Arthur Conan Doyle, who in 1897 had moved his family from London to a small town near Haslemere, in an area already popular among writers and artists. Rumours of ghosts and occult rituals add an extra frisson to the atmosphere of mystery and suspense as the screw gradually, remorselessly tightens. And as a nice bonus we meet an old friend, the one police detective who is undeniably on the same level as Holmes himself. Capital!

Title: House of the Doomed
Author: Dan Andriacco
Year: 2018
Publisher: Wessex Press
Purchase: Gasogene Books