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"It is completely impossible that all readers will fail to find at least one view that strikes a chord within their mind that says, “of course!  That was the real Holmes (or Watson).” Philip K Jones is one of the most experienced Holmes reviewers in the world and maintains the world's largest database of pastiches. He was particularly keen to review Sherlock Holmes and The Strangers Room as it contains more than forty short 'pastiches' which Phil nicely refers to as 'moments' rather than mysteries. This is a fascinating collection that we savoured the first time we read it and...

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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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There is a real sense of excitement amongst Sherlock Holmes fans as we enter autumn 2011. The filming of the new series of the BBC's Sherlock promises the next episodes in the spring, and teasers for the new Guy Richie film 'A Game of Shadows' get shared almost the instant they are made public. It is wonderful time to be a Sherlock Holmes publisher as well. The resurgence of Sherlock Holmes through the films and BBC series has created a whole new era of fans, and has meant that we will end up having published around twenty new Holmes related...

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To get a four star review from The Bookbag is impressive, and all the more so if it is your debut book. Gerry Kelly gets a very solid thumbs up for his collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories; "I'll spare people the details of Holmes and Watson as crime-solvers – I'm assuming anyone likely to pick this one up is probably familiar with the Victorian duo. This is generally very faithful to the Arthur Conan Doyle originals and the best stories in this set of thirteen sound authentic enough to take their place alongside some of the canon. The strong...

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Gerry Kelly's collection of 13 (a Baker's Street dozen as he calls it) Sherlock Holmes mysteries first came to light in a limited edition hardback volume a few years ago and garnered a lot of praise from Holmes societies around the world. The collection is back in new updated edition being published worldwide and we caught up with Gerry to ask him abou the collection's second outing. What was your main inspiration for the book? When I was a young man I was, (and still am) a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. All too soon, however, I...

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There are many different types of Holmes pastiche and its an area that's growing fast for us as a publisher. The most common is what many refer to as a 'traditional pastiche'. Telling new stories, in the style of Conan Doyle, with the same characters, in the same time period. When you read a good traditional pastiche, you can imagine that it could have come from the pen of Conan Doyle. Within this genre, there are short story collections, like The Lost Stories of Sherlock Holmes (Tony Reynolds), and The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (Gerard Kelly) that follow the...

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