~ Sherlock Holmes Month at Tip the Wink ~
Note – this was a Kickstarter Project, of which I am a backer.
From the Kickstarter page:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories
This is the largest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories ever attempted. Bringing together over sixty of the world’s leading Sherlock Holmes authors, this three book anthology includes only traditional stories set in the original Sherlock Holmes period.
The stories are broken into three 400 page volumes of approximately twenty stories each, relating to a period in time:
Book 1 – 1881-1889 Book 2 – 1890-1895 Book 3 – 1896-1929
[Another note: – the books are being printed in both hardcover and trade paperback]
The authors are donating the royalties to the restoration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, Undershaw. The building was in terrible disrepair and was saved from destruction by the Undershaw Preservation Trust (patron Mark Gatiss). Today the building has been bought by Stepping Stones (a school for children with learning difficulties) and is being lovingly restored to its former glory.
The editor is an experienced Sherlockian author, David Marcum (Papers of Sherlock Holmes Vol 1 & 2 and other works). Participating authors include:
VOLUME I: John Hall, Hugh Ashton, Adrian Middleton, David Marcum, Jayantika Ganguly, Denis O. Smith, Amy Thomas, Kevin David Barratt, Luke Benjamen Kuhns, Summer Perkins, Deana Baran, Shane Simmons, C.H. Dye, Mark Mower, Derrick Belanger, Daniel D. Victor, Steve Mountain, Stephen Wade, John Heywood, Will Thomas, Daniel McGachey, Martin Rosenstock, Craig Janacek, (and a poem from Michael Kurland).
VOLUME II: Ann Margaret Lewis, Vincent W. Wright, William Patrick Maynard, Matthew Booth, J.R. Campbell, Robert V. Stapleton, Sam Wiebe, Jeremy Branton Holstein, Bill Crider, Peter Calamai, Lyndsay Faye, Marcia Wilson, Jack Grochot, Bert Coules. Christopher Redmond, Mike Hogan, Carl Heifetz, Wendy C. Fries, Dick Gillman (and a poem from Carole Nelson Douglas).
VOLUME III: Geri Schear, Paul Gilbert, Stuart Douglas, Lyn McConchie, Phil Growick, Seamus Duffy, Leslie Coombs, Mark Alberstat, GC Rosenquist, Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett, Andrew Lane, Peter K. Andersson, Matthew J. Elliott, Jim French, Tim Symonds, Bob Byrne, James Lovegrove, Larry Millett, Kim Krisco, C. Edward Davis, Joel and Carolyn Senter (and two poems from Bonnie MacBird).
I learned about this from a link on Bill Crider’s Blog and signed up. The Kickstarter campaign was a success and shipping of the books is promised for late September.
Pretty cool. What does MX stand for?
Not sure about the letters, Evan, but it’s the name of the publisher, MX Books.
I may have to check these out. Bill Crider always knows about this stuff first!
He posted about it, saying he had contributed a story. That was some months ago.
I like the look of the books very much, though I’m probably not the target audience. I’ve read a couple of Bill’s Sherlockian stories. Good stuff.
Yes, I enjoyed his stories in Holmes for the Holidays and More Holmes for the Holidays.
I’ve got a leather bound copy of the Holmes tales. I treasure it. Very nice
Wow, that sounds really nice, Charles.
Wow, what an amazing list! Thank you so much for the, um, tip! xoo
My pleasure, indeed, and thank you for stopping by. BTW, I wasn’t pitching this, as the Kickstarter has already closed. This is just a heads-up that the collection is forthcoming.
Richard, I had no idea so many authors had written Sherlock Holmes stories. I have only read those by Conan Doyle himself.
Prashant, there are thousands of pastiche Holmes novels and stories written, either in traditional style (Holmes and Watson) or as similar characters (such as Solar Pons) solving crimes in similar ways, or even science fiction tales.
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