The MX book of new Sherlock Holmes stories. Part IX, 2018 annual (1879-1895)

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Once again, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue in this acclaimed anthology series, with thirty-seven new tales presented in two companion volumes - more Holmes than could fit into one book!

In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories was first published, a huge three-book set featuring over sixty new traditional Holmes exploits, all set within the correct time period. Soon, the demand for even more traditional Holmes adventures led to further volumes. The next year brought Part IV: 2016 Annual, and then Part V: Christmas Adventures. In spring 2017 there was Part VI: 2017 Annual, and that fall revealed the massive two-volume set, Parts VII and VIII: Eliminate the Impossible. Now we present another two simultaneous volumes, Parts IX and X: 2018 Annual (1879-1895) and (1896-1916).

There can be no argument that Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and recognizable figures in the world. There were only sixty narratives brought to us by the original Literary Agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Clearly that is not enough.

Watson once wrote that he kept his unpublished cases in his old Tin Dispatch Box. Now, with the publication of these latest volumes, that box has again been explored by some of today's best Sherlockian writers, all of whom are donating their royalties from these anthologies toward the restoration of Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's houses, and the location where The Hound of the Baskervilles and many later Holmes stories were completed.

Climb the seventeen steps to the sitting room at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are waiting . . . .

The game is afoot!

Introductions. Pastiches: the third leg of the Sherlockian stool / by David Marcum
Foreword / by Nicholas Meyer
We can make the world a better place / by Roger Johnson
Undershaw: an ongoing legacy for Sherlock Holmes / by Steve Emecz
A message from the head teacher of Stepping Stones / by Melissa Grigsby
Violet Smith
a poem / by Amy Thomas
Adventures. The adventure of the Temperance Society / by Deanna Baran
The adventure of the fool and his money / by Roger Riccard
The Helverton inheritance / by David Marcum
The adventue of the faithful servant / by Tracey Revels
The adventure of the Parisian butcher / Nick Cardillo
The missing empress / by Robert Stapleton
The resplendent plane tree / by Kevin P. Thornton
The strange adventure of the doomed sextette / by Leslie Charteris and Denis Green ; Introduction by Ian Dickerson
The adventue of the Old Boys' Club / by Shane Simmons
The case of the golden trail / by James Moffett
The detective who cried wolf / by C.H. Dye
The Lambeth poisoner case / by Stephen Gaspar
The confession of Anna Jarrow / by S. F. Bennett
The adventure of the disappearing dictionary / by Sonia Fetherston
The Fairy Hills horror / by Geri Schear
A loathsome and remarkable adventure / by Marcia Wilson
The adventure of the multiple Moriartys / by David Friend
The influence machine / by Mark Mower
About the contributors.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The 18 stories in Marcum's ninth anthology featuring traditional Sherlock Holmes pastiches (after Part VIII) will satisfy fans of Conan Doyle's originals. All the (largely unknown) contributors plausibly round out the characters of Holmes and Watson, including Marcum himself, who in "The Helverton Inheritance" presents the doctor as less than enthralled about filling in for a colleague whose practice is dominated by unfriendly patients. Marcum couples his convincing portrait of Watson with an unsettling adventure in which the recipient of an unexpected valuable legacy is required by its terms to spend a night in an isolated home. Other highlights include Stephen Gasper's riveting "The Lambeth Poisoner Case," about a search for a serial killer, and Geri Schear's "The Fairy Hills Horror," a take on an untold tale of Watson's, the Addleton tragedy, that more than lives up to its name. Sherlockians will rejoice that more volumes are on the way. (July) © 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 :MX Publishing,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Marcum, David, editor.
MX Publishing, publisher.
Language English
Notes Anthology.
"Traditional Holmes adventues compiled for the benefit of the restoration of Undershaw."
Description 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781787052819
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