Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers (2014)

Dean P. Turnbloom's follow-up to his Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire finds Holmes and Watson in 1888 Manhattan.

With Baron Barlucci escaping London on his way to New York with Abigail Drake, Dr. Watson is certain they've seen the last of the Whitechapel Vampire; Sherlock Holmes isn't so sure. They soon learn the Animus Lacuna, barque of the now infamous Barlucci, was reported lost at sea and a longboat carrying the body of Abigail Drake was recovered by Newfoundland fishermen. 
But when Inspector Andrews of Scotland Yard arrives to retrieve her remains, the body suddenly disappears and Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate. Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers takes up the story of the Whitechapel Vampire in New York, where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet, work with, and sometimes work against, New York detectives Mylo Strumm and Michael Murray. Holmes and Watson are on a quest to find the missing body of Miss Abigail Drake, while Strumm and Murray are investigating a string of unusual murders that bear a striking resemblance to the 'Ripper' murders in London. 
Fast-paced and well-researched, Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers sequel to Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire takes the famous detective out of his familiar London environs and places him in 1888 Manhattan, a place of sin and vice, rivaling the worst London has to offer. Holmes chases his nemesis while he struggles with the enigma Barlucci presents.

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Body Snatchers
Author: Dean P. Tunbloom
Year: 2014
Publisher: MX Publishing
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X: 2018 Annual (1896-1916)

The latest collection of new Holmes stories published by MX to help preserve the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To be released concurrently with Part IX on May 22, 2018.

Part X: 2018 Annual (1896-1916) features contributions by: Mike Hogan, Kelvin Jones, Jim French, Arthur Hall, Steve Ehrman, Greg Hatcher, Jayantika Ganguly, Paul Freeman, Dick Gillman, Maurice Barkley, Daniel D. Victor, Martin Rosenstock, Peter Coe Verbica, Hugh Ashton, Will Murray, Robert Perret, Thaddeus Tuffentsamer, G.L. Schulze, Tim Symonds, and a poem by Derrick Belanger. . . and Forewords in both volumes by Nicholas Meyer, Roger Johnson, and David Marcum. 
Once again, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue in this acclaimed anthology series, with thirty-seven new tales presented in two companion volumes - more Holmes than could fit into one book!

Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X: 2018 Annual (1896-1916)
Author: David Marcum
Year: 2018
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.com  | Amazon.co.uk

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part IX: 2018 Annual (1879-1895)

The latest collection of new Holmes stories published by MX to help restore the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To be released concurrently with Part X on May 22, 2018.

Once again, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue in this acclaimed anthology series, with thirty-seven new tales presented in two companion volumes - more Holmes than could fit into one book! 
In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories was first published, a huge three-book set featuring over sixty new traditional Holmes exploits, all set within the correct time period. Soon, the demand for even more traditional Holmes adventures led to further volumes. The next year brought Part IV: 2016 Annual, and then Part V: Christmas Adventures. In spring 2017 there was Part VI: 2017 Annual, and that fall revealed the massive two-volume set, Parts VII and VIII: Eliminate the Impossible. Now we present another two simultaneous volumes, Parts IX and X: 2018 Annual (1879-1895) and (1896-1916). 
There can be no argument that Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and recognizable figures in the world. There were only sixty narratives brought to us by the original Literary Agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Clearly that is not enough. 
Watson once wrote that he kept his unpublished cases in his old Tin Dispatch Box. Now, with the publication of these latest volumes, that box has again been explored by some of today's best Sherlockian writers, all of whom are donating their royalties from these anthologies toward the restoration of Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's houses, and the location where The Hound of the Baskervilles and many later Holmes stories were completed. 
Climb the seventeen steps to the sitting room at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are waiting . . . . 
The game is afoot!

Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part IX: 2018 Annual (1879-1895)
Author: David Marcum
Year: 2018
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.com  | Amazon.co.uk

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man (2018)

Dynamite Comics gets back into the Sherlock Holmes business with The Vanishing Man. Issue #1 is released today.

Michael Williams is a family man. A reliable man at both work and home. When he disappears, there are no clues left behind. Now, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to find out what happened to him and what danger may be lurking around every corner, in the case of The Vanishing Man!

Title: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man
Author: Leah Moore, John Reppion
Year: 2018
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Purchase: Dynamite

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (1980)

This 1980 (?) paperback reprint of Loren D. Estleman's Holmes-Dracula crossover drops the secondary title, The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count, from the cover art.

HOLMES AMONG THE UNDEAD... 
A mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor. Its cargo, fifty boxes of earth; its only living passenger; a black dog. The captain's lifeless body is lashed to the wheel––completely drained of blood. Soon, a rash of bizarre nocturnal crimes terrifies London. Plainly, this is the work of Count Dracula––and a case for Sherlock Holmes. 
Lovers of the Holmes stories will find their hero in a new role here, as the avenger in a realm where pale corpses rise from their graves and go forth by night to feast on blood.

Title: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Year: 1980
Publisher: Penguin
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (2018)

The 11th volume in Airship 27's series of pulp-inspired Sherlock Holmes stories.

Four New Mysteries Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the 11th volume in its best selling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.” All of them new and never before published.  
A woman’s remains are found in the newly excavated foundation of what will become the New Scotland Yard. The missing painting of a dead woman leads to the unraveling of a devious conspiracy. A U.S. Deputy Marshal is in London pursuing a vicious and elusive criminal. A sadistic serial killer leaves the authorities puzzles before each of his killings.  
Four unique and original cases to challenge Sherlock Holmes and his loyal companion, Dr. Watson as delivered by writers I.A. Watson, Lee Houston Jr., Peter Basile and Greg Hatcher. Once again the streets of London are hidden behind the fog of crime and villainy. Yes, indeed, once again the game is afoot!

Title: Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Volume 11
Author: I.A. Watson, Lee Houston, Jr., Peter Basile, Greg Hathcher
Year: 2018
Publisher: Airship 27
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sherlock Holmes Omnibus Vol. 1 (2016)

A collected edition of Dynamite's first three original Sherlock Holmes graphic novel adventures: Trial of Sherlock Holmes, Year One, and Liverpool Demon.

Presenting three captivating mysteries of Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, in the first-ever Omnibus collecting his comic book adventures! From young Holmes' first encounter with Dr. John Watson, to the detective's role reversal as a suspect for murder, to a rash of Liverpool killings seemingly committed by a supernatural entity, the finest whodunnits in the Dynamite Entertainment library begin with this very volume! Collects the complete "Trial of Sherlock Holmes", "Year One", and "Liverpool Demon" storylines.

Title: Sherlock Holmes Omnibus Vol. 1
Author: Leah Moore,‎ John Reppion,‎ Scott Beatty
Year: 2016
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk