The MX book of new Sherlock Holmes stories. Part VI, 2017 annual

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2017 is the 130th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. What an amazing journey it's been In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that ) these stories are not enough. Give us more In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring stories set within the correct time period, and written by many of today's leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, the popularity has only continued to grow. Two more volumes were released in 2016, and this the first of two planned for 2017 - with no end in sight The thirty-five stories in this volume - now bringing the total number of narratives and participating authors in this series to well over one-hundred - represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known." All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part VI: 2017 Annual features contributions by: Bob Byrne, Julie McKuras, Derrick Belanger, Robert Perret, Deanna Baran, G.C. Rosenquist, Hugh Ashton, David Timson, Shane Simmons, Stephen Wade, Mark Mower, David Friend, Nick Cardillo, Roger Riccard, S. Subramanian, Carl L. Heifetz, Geri Schear, S.F. Bennett, Jennifer Copping, Jim French, Carla Coupe, Narrelle Harris, Arthur Hall, Craig Janacek, Marcia Wilson, Tracy Revels, Molly Carr, Keith Hann, David Ruffle, David Marcum, Thomas A. Turley, Jan Edwards, C. Edward Davis, Tim Symonds, and Daniel D. Victor, with a poem by Bonnie MacBird, and forewords by David Marcum, Nicholas Utechin, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, and Melissa Farnham.

Editor's introduction. A Holmesian golden age / by David Marcum
Foreword / by Colin Jeavons
Foreward / by Nicholas Utechin
"The universality of the man's interests" / by Roger Johnson
Undershaw: An ongoing legacy for Sherlock Holmes / by Steve Emecz
A word from the head teacher of Stepping Stones / by Melissa Farnham
Sweet violin / by Bonnie MacBird
The adventure of the murdered spinster / by Bob Byrne
The Irregular / by Julie McKuras
The coffee trader's dilemma / by Derrick Belanger
The two Patricks / by Robert Perret
The adventure at St. Catherine's / by Deanna Baran
The adventure of a thousand stings / by GC Rosenquist
The adventure of the returned captain / by Hugh Ashton
The adventure of the wonderful toy / by David Timson
The adventure of the cat's claws / by Shane Simmons
The grave message / by Stephen Wade
The Radicant Munificent Society / by Mark Mower
The adventure of the apologetic assassin / by David Friend
The adventure of the traveling corpse / by Nick Cardillo
The adventure of the apothecary's prescription / by Roger Riccard
The case of the bereaved author / by S. Subramanian
The tetanus epidemic / by Carl L. Heifetz
The bubble reputation / by Geri Schear
The case of the vanishing Venus / by S. F. Bennett
The adventure of the vanishing apprentice / by Jennifer Copping
The adventure of the apothecary shop / by Jim French
The case of the plummeting painter / by Carla Coupe
The case of the temperamental terrier / by Narrelle M. Harris
The adventure of the frightened architect / by Arthur Hall
The adventure of the sunken Indiaman / by Craig Janacek
The exorcism of the haunted stick / by Marcia Wilson
The adventure of the Queen's teardrop / by Tracy Revels
The curious case of the charwoman's brooch / by Molly Carr
The unwelcome client / by Keith Hann
The tempest of Lyme / by David Ruffle
The problem of the holy oil / by David Marcum
A scandal in Serbia / by Thomas A. Turley
The curious case of Mr. Marconi / by Jan Edwards
Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson learn to fly / by C. Edward Davis
Die Weisse Frau / by Tim Symonds
A case of mistaken identity / by Daniel D. Victor.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The traditional pastiche is alive and well, as shown by the 35 Sherlock Holmes stories in Marcum's excellent sixth all-original anthology (after 2016's The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories: Part V-Christmas Adventures). This volume showcases talented, lesser-known authors who offer a wide variety of mysteries for Holmes to solve, including a classic locked-room murder (David Friend's "The Adventure of the Apologetic Assassin") and a genuine rarity, a whydunit in which the killer's identity is never in question but his motive is (Jennifer Copping's "The Adventure of the Vanishing Apprentice"). David Timson's "The Adventure of the Wonderful Toy" makes especially creative use of Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph, which is used as a tool for extortion. Many entries manage to craft baffling mysteries that don't involve crimes of violence, and others offer ingenious extrapolations from Watson's cryptic references to untold cases, such as Hugh Ashton's "The Adventure of the Returned Captain," a take on "the loss of the British barque Sophy Anderson." This is a must-have for all Sherlockians. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction.
Watson, John H. -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- 1859-1930 -- Characters -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher London :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles 2017 annual
Contributors Marcum, David, 1965- editor.
MX Publishing, publisher.
Language English
Notes Anthology.
"Traditional Holmes adventures compiled for the benefit of the restoration of Undershaw."
Description 679 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781787050860
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