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
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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