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The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part IV: 2016 Annual

David Marcum

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ISBN 10: 1780929293 / ISBN 13: 9781780929293
Published by MX Publishing, 2016
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Title: The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories ...

Publisher: MX Publishing

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring over sixty new traditional Sherlock Holmes adventures, all set within the correct time period, and written by many of today's leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. This first anthology, spread over three huge volumes, was the largest collection of its kind ever assembled in one place. Response was immediately and overwhelmingly positive, and there were soon calls for additional volumes. The result is this new collection, the next in an ongoing series, featuring twenty-two more Holmes investigations. Since his first appearance in print in 1887, the popularity of Sherlock Holmes has only increased. Although originally chronicled in just sixty exploits, the number of additional Holmes tales discovered since then is literally in the tens of thousands. Along with those original narratives published by Dr. Watson's first literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, countless other people have managed to find their way to Watson's Tin Dispatch Box in order to reveal more exciting cases featuring the Great Detective. These accounts stretch from one of Holmes's earliest cases, later recounted to Watson as they sit by the fire in the Baker Street sitting room, to an adventure just before Holmes's retirement that affects both the ancient history and the very future of England. These and all the other excellent tales contained in this volume 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. The "Part IV: 2016 Annual" features contributions by: Derrick Belanger, Deanna Baran, Daniel D. Victor, Mark Mower, Craig Janacek, Jayantika Ganguly, Denis O. Smith, Matthew Booth, J.R. Campbell, Bonnie MacBird, Arthur Hall, Bob Byrne, Andrew Lane, Roger Johnson, Hugh Ashton, David Stuart Davies, Vincent W. Wright, Daniel McGachey, Nicholas Utechin, Jeremy Holstein, David Marcum, and Marcia Wilson, as well as a poem by Andrea Mantin Levy, and forewords by David Marcum, Steven Rothman, Richard Doyle, Steve Emecz, and Melissa Farnham.

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David Marcum first discovered Sherlock Holmes in 1975, at the ageof ten, when he received an abridged version of The Adventures during atrade. He is the author of "The Papers of Sherlock Holmes" Vol.'s I andII (2011, 2013), "Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt" (2013) and"Sherlock Holmes - Tangled Skeins" (2015). Additionally, he is theeditor of the three-volume set "Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street"(2014, recasting Arthur Morrison's Martin Hewitt stories as early Holmes adventures,) and the massive three-volume "The MX Book of New SherlockHolmes Stories" (2015). He has contributed essays to the "Baker StreetJournal", "The Solar Pons Gazette", and "The Gazette", the journal ofthe Nero Wolfe Wolfe Pack. He began his adult work life as a FederalInvestigator for an obscure U.S. Government agency, before theorganization was eliminated. He returned to school for a second degree,and is now a licensed Civil Engineer, living in Tennessee with his wifeand son. He is a member of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, TheJohn H. Watson Society ("Marker"), The Praed Street Irregulars ("TheObrisset Snuff Box"), The Solar Pons Society of London, and The Diogenes Club West (East Tennessee Annex), a curious and unofficial Scion ofone. Since the age of nineteen, he has worn a deerstalker as hisregular-and-only hat from autumn to spring. In 2013, he and hisdeerstalker were finally able make a trip-of-a-lifetime HolmesPilgrimage to England, where you may have spotted him. If you ever runinto him and his deerstalker out and about, feel free to say hello!

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