"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Execution of Sherlock Holmes (2008)

More Holmes stories by Donald Thomas.

Drugged, manacled, condemned to a dank cell in the depths of London's infamous Newgate prison, the world's greatest literary detective awaits execution by a vengeful crew of formidable enemies. Escape is impossible; death, a certainty. But not for Sherlock Holmes, who, in a stunning display of intellect and derring-do, will elude his hangman's noose and live to fiddle, spy and ratiocinate another day. 
Against tremendous odds Holmes will continue to defy his enemies in four more encounters, from cracking German intelligence codes, to going against Scotland Yard and the Crown in proving the innocence of a man condemned to death for the slaying of a pregnant serving girl, to an arsenic-wielding magician, and of course, to a battle of wits with the malevolent Moriarty. Everywhere in these five finely wrought tales, riddles and mystery hover in the air. But they are not beyond the grasp of the incomparable Sherlock Holmes.
The Execution of Sherlock Holmes
The Case of the Greek Key
The Case of the Peasenhall Murder
The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid
The Queen of the Night

Title: The Execution of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Donald Thomas
Year: 2008
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil (2010)

Five Sherlock Holmes novellas by Donald Thomas, including an adventure with a young Winston Churchill.

Five stunning novellas featuring the Great Detective, by the acknowledged master of Sherlockian pastiche. In these five tales of intellectual derring-do, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed siege of Sydney Street; helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram; establishes a link between two missing light-house keepers and the royal treasures of King John; contends with a supernatural curse placed upon an eccentric aristocrat and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron. But it is all in a day’s work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to ratiocinate another day.
The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands
The Case of the King's Evil
The Case of the Poruguese Sonnets
The Case of Peter The Painter
The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil
Author: Donald Thomas
Year: 2010
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sherlock Holmes on the Wild Frontier (2005)

A Holmes pastiche from Australia about the great detective in the American West. Probably best to not judge this one by the cover.

Sherlock Holmes on the Wild Frontier is an entertaining story about the unforseen adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Leaving London, England, they make their way to Colorado. During their Wild West escapades, they encounter robbers, gaudy women of easy virtue, cowboys, and Indians. In a mixture of action, mystery, and romance, Sherlock Holmes on the Wild Frontier is a story everyone will enjoy.

Title: Sherlock Holmes on the Wild Frontier
Author: Magda Jozsa
Year: 2005
Publisher: Booksurge
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