Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula (2021)

Sherlock Holmes once again tangles with the Count from Transylvania in this first volume of The Classified Dossier.

In this thrilling supernatural mystery, Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula must join forces to banish a terrible enemy... 
Sherlock Holmes is dead. His body lies in a solitary grave on the Sussex Downs, England. But Dr. Watson survives, and is now given permission to release tales in Sherlock’s ‘classified dossier’, those cases that are, dear reader, unbelievable – for their subject matter is of the most outrĂ© and grotesque nature. 
In this thrilling first installment of The Classified Dossier, a Transylvanian nobleman called Count Dracula arrives at Baker Street seeking the help of Sherlock Holmes, for his beloved wife Mina has been kidnapped. 
But Dracula is a client like no other and Sherlock and Watson must confront – despite the wild, unbelievable notion – the existence of vampires. And before long, Sherlock, Watson and their new vampire allies must work together to banish a powerful enemy growing in the shadows….

Title: Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula
Author: Christian Klaver
Year: 2021
Publisher: Titan Books
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Meeting of the Minds: The Cases of Sherlock Holmes & Solar Pons II (2021)

The second volume in a collection of new Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons stories by David Marcum, Mark Mower, Harry DeMaio, Nick Cardillo, Thaddeus Tuffentsamer, Jayantika Ganguly, Chris Chan , Stephen Herczeg, and I.A. Watson.

The world knows of Sherlock Holmes. For those who haven’t yet been lucky enough to yet meet Mr. Pons, one should know that he is a Great Detective in the Holmesian Mold: He models himself after Holmes, wearing the expected deerstalker and Inverness. He investigates using ratiocination, observation, and deduction. His adventures, set in the 1920’s and 1930’s, are transcribed by his friend, Dr. Parker. He lives in London, working closely with Scotland Yard, and he helps to fill the vacuum left when Sherlock Holmes retired to Sussex. 
Throughout the Pontine Canon, there are references to Sherlock Holmes. For long decades, Pons fans and scholars have speculated on the connection between the two. Now, after all this time – nearly one-hundred years since the last Canonical Holmes story was published and Derleth recorded the first Pons tale – Belanger Books proudly presents the stories that provide answers – The Meeting of the Minds . . . . 
These companion volumes contain eighteen new adventures in two companion volumes by some of today’s best Holmesian and Ponsian authors. Join us again at 7B Praed Street, where The Game is Afoot!

Title: The Meeting of the Minds: The Cases of Sherlock Holmes & Solar Pons II
Author: David Marcum (Editor)
Year: 2021
Publisher: Belanger Books
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Meeting of the Minds: The Cases of Sherlock Holmes & Solar Pons I (2021)

A collection of new Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons stories by authors David Marcum, Derrick Belanger, Sean Venning, Thomas A. Burns Jr., John Linwood Grant, Naching T. Kassa, and Andrew Salmon. The first of two companion volumes.

The world knows of Sherlock Holmes. For those who haven’t yet been lucky enough to yet meet Mr. Pons, one should know that he is a Great Detective in the Holmesian Mold: He models himself after Holmes, wearing the expected deerstalker and Inverness. He investigates using ratiocination, observation, and deduction. His adventures, set in the 1920’s and 1930’s, are transcribed by his friend, Dr. Parker. He lives in London, working closely with Scotland Yard, and he helps to fill the vacuum left when Sherlock Holmes retired to Sussex. 
Throughout the Pontine Canon, there are references to Sherlock Holmes. For long decades, Pons fans and scholars have speculated on the connection between the two. Now, after all this time – nearly one-hundred years since the last Canonical Holmes story was published and Derleth recorded the first Pons tale – Belanger Books proudly presents the stories that provide answers – The Meeting of the Minds . . . . 
These companion volumes contain eighteen new adventures in two companion volumes by some of today’s best Holmesian and Ponsian authors. Join us again at 7B Praed Street, where The Game is Afoot!

Title: The Meeting of the Minds: The Cases of Sherlock Holmes & Solar Pons I
Author: David Marcum (Editor)
Year: 2021
Publisher: Belanger Books
Purchase: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

Friday, December 24, 2021

Season's Greetings

Pull up and chair and relax. Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson will return next year with more tales from The Battered Tin.


WISHING ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, December 17, 2021

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXX: More Christmas Adventures (1897-1928)

The MX series of new Sherlock Holmes stories continues with some holiday adventures. This is the third of three companion volumes published for Christmas 2021.

In Fall 2016, the series presented its first "themed" collection - Part V: Christmas Adventures - containing 30 new adventures that proved to be extremely and enduringly popular. With that in mind, we now revisit that season, with 57 more Christmas Adventures, ranging from a consequential case that occurred when Holmes was still a teenager, to another in the late 1920's when Holmes - in retirement - was still at the top of his game. 
The fifty-seven stories in these three companion volumes are a thrilling mix of mysteries, whatever the season. Some are directly involved with Christmas, while others occur during and in around that season. These represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found by the best pasticheurs, and once again they honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known." 

Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXX: More Christmas Adventures (1897-1928)
Editor: David Marcum
Year: 2021
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Friday, December 10, 2021

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXIX: More Christmas Adventures (1889-1896)

The MX series of new Sherlock Holmes stories continues with some holiday adventures. This is the second of three companion volumes published for Christmas 2021.

In Fall 2016, the series presented its first "themed" collection - Part V: Christmas Adventures - containing 30 new adventures that proved to be extremely and enduringly popular. With that in mind, we now revisit that season, with 57 more Christmas Adventures, ranging from a consequential case that occurred when Holmes was still a teenager, to another in the late 1920's when Holmes - in retirement - was still at the top of his game. 
The fifty-seven stories in these three companion volumes are a thrilling mix of mysteries, whatever the season. Some are directly involved with Christmas, while others occur during and in around that season. These represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found by the best pasticheurs, and once again they honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known." 

Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXIX: More Christmas Adventures (1889-1896)
Editor: David Marcum
Year: 2021
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Sunday, November 28, 2021

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXVIII: More Christmas Adventures (1869-1888)

The MX series of new Sherlock Holmes stories continues with some holiday adventures. This is the first of three companion volumes published for Christmas 2021.

In Fall 2016, the series presented its first "themed" collection - Part V: Christmas Adventures - containing 30 new adventures that proved to be extremely and enduringly popular. With that in mind, we now revisit that season, with 57 more Christmas Adventures, ranging from a consequential case that occurred when Holmes was still a teenager, to another in the late 1920's when Holmes - in retirement - was still at the top of his game. 
The fifty-seven stories in these three companion volumes are a thrilling mix of mysteries, whatever the season. Some are directly involved with Christmas, while others occur during and in around that season. These represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found by the best pasticheurs, and once again they honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known." 

Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXVIII: More Christmas Adventures (1869-1888)
Editor: David Marcum
Year: 2021
Publisher: MX Publishing
Purchase: Amazon.com  | Amazon.co.uk

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Pandora Plague (1984)

Most know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were friends in real-life. But Houdini has also has a regular partnership with Sherlock Holmes in the pages of fiction. The Pandora Plague by Lee A. Matthias was one of their early encounters.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson team up with the master magician Harry Houdini in another thrilling mystery in the life of the greatest detective of all time. 
Houdini is entrusted with a strange locked box from the Far East and is asked to open it. But even he has no way of getting into it until Holmes and Watson join him in solving the riddle of its lock. And when the box is opened, the three investigators unwittingly become entangled with THE PANDORA PLAGUE.

Title: The Pandora Plague
Author: Lee A. Matthias
Year: 1984 (first published 1981)
Publisher: Unicorn Star Press
Purchase: Amazon

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