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More parodies have been written targeting Sherlock Holmes than anyone else dead or alive, fictional or real. James M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, started it all back in the early 1890’s and Sherlockian parody has been coming out regularly ever since, right into the age of the internet. While Sherlock’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived, close to 400 appeared in Britain and America. In these early parodies, Sherlock is off on the wrong track in the great Coleslaw mystery, struggling with the disappearance of the President’s Whisker, rescuing that damsel in distress, Elsa Lohengrin, and even delving...

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"It’s a powerful subject, and Mr McMullen handles it well." The final edition of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London newsletter of 2011 reviews Kieran McMullen's 2nd novel about the Easter uprising in Ireland - 'Sherlock Holmes and The Irish Rebels'. "Kieran McMullen has once more combined his expertise as a military historian and former soldier with his devotion to Sherlock Holmes, and he’s added a third element – his own heritage – in Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels. Two years into the Great War, Dr Watson is called away from his post with the Royal Army Medical Corps and instructed...

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"Overall this is an exciting and entertaining read which will definitely appeal to both Sherlockians and fans of Bram Stoker." The Bookbag is the one of the world's largest book review sites and we are always excited to receive the email from them that a review of one of our books is ready. Their review of Gerry O'Hara's first novel Sherlock Holmes and The Affair in Transylvania was a great one to read. "I normally start reviews with a brief plot summary, but it seems almost besides the point to do so for a book entitled Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania....

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"he tells a good story" There is something special about reading the Sherlock Holmes Society of London's monthly journal when you know there is a review of one of your books in there. The Case of The Russian Chessboard appears in this month's edition. The book is proving very popular in the USA in particular and is unusual in length in that it sits between the traditional Holmes short fiction and novel length. "The Case of the Russian Chessboard by Charlie Roxburgh packs quite a lot into its 110 pages. Not for the first time, Holmes and Watson are caught up...

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"I said that Shadowfall is rather like an enjoyable nightmare. Shadowblood is even more enjoyable." Tracy Revel's first novel Shadowfall got rave reviews worldwide, and is already being translated into Italian. The Sherlock Holmes Society of London loved it and we couldn't wait for their review of the sequel Shadowblood - they didn't disappoint us. "The sequel to Shadowfall is just as deliriously weird. Shadowblood by Tracy Revels introduces us again to the World of Shadows, whose interaction with our own world can be devastating. Watson’s recuperation from his previous encounters with the supernatural is interrupted when an unpleasant recluse...

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" idiosyncratic and entertaining" It's not every day that you sign a major film director as a new author and to be brutally honest I found the experience exciting, humbling and a little intimidating all rolled into one. Gerry O'Hara is best described as a legend of the big screen having several dozen films under his belt but no stranger to TV either with episodes of iconic series like The Avengers under his belt too. A prolific screenwriter Gerry also wrote several books during his career, but never had the time to do anything with them - now that he is...

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[caption id="attachment_441" align="alignright" width="98" caption="Shadowfall"][/caption] "Tracy Revels has a clever and delicious way with words, and the world of Shadowfall is fully formed and beautifully imagined—from the dazzling and terrifying Queen Titania who steals Watson’s soul, to Holmes’s tiny and ethereal honeybee familiar.  Revels’s story is carefully and artfully constructed" A history professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Tracy Revels has been a Sherlock Holmes fan since 5th grade. She teaches a class on Sherlock Holmes called “The Game’s Afoot!” along with more conventional courses in Civil War and women’s history. Shadowfall is her first novel and its sequel, Shadowblood is out...

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"This is a pleasing book, whether the reader is a casual admirer of the Sherlockian Canon or a true aficionado". The Ill Dressed Vagabond (aka Philip K Jones) is one of the world's leading Sherlock Holmes reviewers. He maintains a huge online database of stories and pastiches. Here he reviews the collection of short fiction from Gerard Kelly - The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. "This collection brought back a number of old friends and introduced me to a pair of new acquaintances.  Eleven of these tales were published in pamphlet format in 1999.  They have not been easy to...

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Philip K Jones (aka The Ill Dressed Vagabond) is one of the USA's most respected Holmes reviewers and maintains a huge database of Holmes pastiches and fiction. Here is his review of The Case of The Russian Chessboard; "This is a short novel set in the late 19th Century in London.  Holmes and Watson are drawn into an investigation of Russian revolutionaries plotting and recruiting among London’s Liberals.  It brings them into the world of plot and counterplot, agent and counteragent that set the standards for 20th Century Social Commentary.  The Emigrés and the Okhrana define the moves and relations...

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" idiosyncratic and entertaining" It's not every day that you sign a major film director as a new author and to be brutally honest I found the experience exciting, humbling and a little intimidating all rolled into one. Gerry O'Hara is best described as a legend of the big screen having several dozen films under his belt but no stranger to TV either with episodes of iconic series like The Avengers under his belt too. A prolific screenwriter Gerry also wrote several books during his career, but never had the time to do anything with them - now that he is...

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