Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols (2019)

A new Sherlock Holmes novel by Nicholas Meyer is headed to bookstores in October 2019. The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols will be Meyer's fourth Holmes outing following The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The West End Horror, and The Canary Trainer.

With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery―an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal. 
January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. 
Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo―in the company of a bewitching woman―aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before.

Title: The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols
Author: Nicholas Meyer
Year: 2019
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Investigations of Sherlock Holmes (2014)

Dr. Watson's tin dispatch-box yields more untold stories. That's one deep box!

It is over a century since Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance, and readers throughout the world still clamour for more of his exciting adventures. 
We are happy to announce that seven stories from the despatch-box of John Watson, M.D. have recently come to light. In them you will meet such characters as the Reverend Nathaniel Flowerdew, vicar of Great Mowl; Professor Hendricks and his aquarium; the Right Honourable Robert Bonnington Smythe, once expected to become Premier of England; and the man in the red flannel waistcoat who was at both ends of the street at the same time. 'My mind is like a racing engine, tearing itself to pieces because it is not connected up with the work for which it was built,' Holmes said of himself in his darker moments. 
In these stories the engine is fully engaged and at full throttle as Holmes brings all his daring and intelligence to bear on the puzzle of the Quiet Crescent, the case of the Apprentice's Notebook, and other mysteries in this collection.

Title: The Investigations of Sherlock Holmes
Author: John Heywood
Year: 2014
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Enter The Lion (1980)

Holmes's brother Mycroft gets his own adventure. But which brother is this supposed to be on the cover of this 1980 paperback from Playboy Press?

An incredible manuscript is unearthed, containing an astounding tale told by Mycroft Holmes, the mysterious elder brother of the world-famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

It is 1875, and Mycroft is embroiled in a fantastic scheme to overthrow the American government and restore the Confederacy under British rule. The conspiracy involves spies, counterspies, murder and kidnapping – and extends to William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli, a young Sergeant Lestrade, and the villainous Moriarty family.

As the Holmes brothers dash through Victorian London, following clues and culprits alike, their dramatic discoveries end in a thrilling chase through the sky.

Title: Enter The Lion
Author: Michael P. Hodel and Sean M. Wright
Year: 1980 (first published 1979)
Publisher: Playboy Press
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (1980)

Frank Thomas' follow-up to his first Holmes pastiche Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird. The image of Holmes on the cover is Alfred Burke from a revival of the Gillette play in 1952. Watson, of course, is Nigel Bruce. The book was reissued with new cover art in 1985.

THE SWORD UNSHEATHED 
A dying man arrives at 221B Baker Street. . . .
An eccentric burglar scandalizes Sussex. . . .
The legendary sword of the prophet Mohammed surfaces,
then disappears. . . . 
This bizarre sequence of events propels Sherlock Holmes and Watson on a strange odyssey, from Baker Street to the back canals of Venice, from Berlin to exotic Egypt and the Valley of the Kings––in search of the sacred sword and a false prophet who threatens to trigger a Holy War in the Middle East––unless Sherlock Holmes stops him in time.
In the great tradition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, another rare tale of intrigue, deductive reasoning, and confounding mystery to delight and tantalize Sherlock Holmes fans around the world. 

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword
Author: Frank Thomas
Year: 1980
Publisher: Pinnacle
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Whitechapel Horrors (1992)

An epic Holmes novels that not only tells the story of Jack the Ripper, but also encompasses into its timeline canonical adventures such as The Hound of the Baskervilles. An ambitious and very well done Holmes pastiche.

Grotesque murders are being committed on the streets of Whitechapel. Sherlock Holmes comes to believe the murders are the skillful work of one man, a man who earns the gruesome epithet of Jack the Ripper. As the investigation proceeds, Holmes realizes that the true identity of the Ripper puts much more at stake than merely catching a killer––the most fundamental British institutions may very well be threatened. He is faced with the most difficult decision he has ever made, a crisis of conscience that shakes him to his very core. Holmes must decide where his allegiance truly lies––with his code of honor as a detective and champion of justice, or with his strong feelings of patriotism and love of England. 
The Whitechapel Horror is vintage Holmes, a ripping good mystery worthy of the great detective and his eminent creator.

Title: The Whitechapel Horror
Author: Edward B. Hanna
Year: 1992 (paperback published 1993)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess (2015)

It was inevitable. "The Great Detective in Love" series! Behold book one.

Mirabella Hudson soon learns that the Great Detective has more in store for her than washing jars and labeling specimens: pistol shooting, fencing, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu. This she can master, but Mirabella must face the greatest horror of all: Miss de Beauvais' Finishing School for Distinguished Young Ladies. 
Sherlock Holmes gets more than he bargained for when he hires his landlady's young ward to keep his laboratory in order. Mrs. Hudson's niece might be clever, but Mirabella Hudson is insubordinate, talks too much, is an accident waiting to happen--and, worst of all, is distractingly pretty. 
Unfortunately, 'pretty' is just what Sherlock Holmes needs. 
Sherlock might be a master of disguise, but pretty he is not. The Great Detective requires a female operative to go under cover at London's premier finishing school where Princess Elena Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro is a client--and the target of an assassination plot. If the inexperienced Miss Hudson and her employer do not succeed in saving the princess, there is trouble brewing across the globe leading to war on a massive scale. Montenegro is a small Serbian country, but she has among her allies the Mother Russia. 
One unsuccessful case could ruin this young detective's career before it starts. Above all, Sherlock must have work. Work is the blood in his veins. Work is life. 
The game is afoot! And there can be no greater puzzle than what he receives in the form of one Mirabella Hudson--who might stump even Sherlock Holmes.

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess
Author: Suzette Hollingsworth
Year: 2015
Publisher: Icicle Ridge Graphics
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells (2017)

Sherlock Holmes dabbles in science fiction in stories penned by various Sherlockian pastiche authors. Released concurrently with a Volume 2.

The World's Greatest Detective in the Realms of the Master of Science Fiction! 
Imagine Holmes trying to solve the case of an invisible man attacking London - matching wits with a traveler from out of time - tracking down a human/feline hybrid - using his deductive skills to help fight Martian and lunar invaders! These are just some of the stories included in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells. 
This one-of-a-kind two volume anthology features traditional Sherlock Holmes stories blended with one or more tales from H.G. Wells including • The War of the Worlds • The Island of Dr. Moreau • The First Men in the Moon • The Time Machine • The Invisible Man • The New Accelerator • The Man Who Could Work Miracles • The Country of the Blind • And many more!!

Title: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells
Author: Derrick Belanger, C. Edwards Davis (editors)
Year: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk