Today is an exciting post to share with you, it is a guest post from David Marcum, the editor of this exciting series of books!
So what is included in these books?
So first we have The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes stories. Part
I am looking forward to snuggling under a blanket and by a fireplace would be nice!
So what are these books about?
Part XI: 1880-1891 includes contributions from Jayantika Ganguly,Will Murray, Tracy Revels, Hugh Ashton, Matthew Simmonds, David Ruffle, Paul W.Nash, Mike Hogan, Craig Stephen Copland, Gayle Lange Puhl, Deanna Baran, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Roger Riccard, Robert Perret, Kevin P. Thornton,Stephen Herczeg, and M.A. Wilson and Richard Dean Starr, and a poem by Arlene Mantin Levy and Mark Levy.
Part XII: 1894-1902 features contributions from C.H. Dye, DavidMarcum, Thomas Fortenberry, Daniel D. Victor, Nik Morton, Craig Janacek, S.Subramanian, Jim French, Robert Stapleton, Nick Cardillo, Paul D. Gilbert, MikeHogan, Derrick Belanger, John Linwood Grant, Mark Mower, Jane Rubino,
34 new traditional Holmes adventures in two simultaneously published volumes
“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at CharingCross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H.Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which
Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases – The Giant Rat of Sumatra
Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable
Each volume contains forwards by Lyndsay Faye, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.
So now one to the Guest Post and the interesting words from David Marcum
In early 2015, I awoke early from a dream where I had edited a Sherlock Holmes book – something that I’d never done before. I’d written and had published a few Holmes books by then, and I’d also edited a number of professional engineering reports over the years, but I’d never had this type of experience – and I’m not sure where the dream came from.
If I’d simply gone back to sleep, I might have forgotten about it. But I got up and looked over my Sherlock Holmes collection, which consists of several thousand volumes. I was checking to see which authors that I knew and could ask for stories, and identifying others that I’d like to invite to join the party. I emailed Steve Emecz of MX Books, who had published my previous books, to see if there was any interest, and he said to go ahead.
Over the next few days, I started sending emails, and the response was phenomenal. Over the first half of 2015
I had insisted
From the beginning, the author royalties have gone to support the Stepping Stones School for special needs students at Undershaw in
When the first three volumes were published in October 2015, I believed that it was a one-time thing. However
Since then, the books have gone from success to success. There have now been over 300 new Holmes stories included in this series that wouldn’t have been written otherwise – and there can never be enough traditional and Canonical Holmes adventures! Additionally, we are approaching having 200 authors participating. So many excellent stories are regularly submitted that the spring or fall collections are now usually expanded to become two simultaneous volumes. Thus, in November 2018, only three years after the first publication, we are at Volumes XI and XII. And I’m already receiving stories for the spring and fall volumes of 2019!
We’ve had stories by both professional and amateur authors, as well as forewords by bestselling authors such as Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Nicholas Meyer, and Lyndsay Faye. For the last couple of years, every volume has been very
As a diligent editor, I’m always on the lookout for new stories and new participants. As mentioned, these have to be in the style of the original Holmes narratives. If anyone would like to submit a story for consideration, or if I can provide any additional information, I can be reached
I’m personally living my Sherlockian dream by being a part of this, and I can’t thank everyone enough who has participated in or supported these books. Long may they continue!
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And who are MX Publishing that have made this all happen?
ABOUT MX PUBLISHING
MX Publishing is a social enterprise focussing on publishing the very best in Sherlock Holmes fiction and related historical works. We also have a division working on coaching, NLP and business books. We run MX alongside our day jobs with the help of a team of supporters and volunteers. We’re involved in a number of projects, but have two main organisations we support, both logistically and financially. One in the UK and one in Kenya.
HappyLife Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya. Sharon and Steve volunteer there every
SteppingStones School is one of Europe’s leading schools for children with learning disabilities of which Steve is now a patron. Their new home since September 2016 is Undershaw, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home and where he wrote many of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Our main project with them is The MX New Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Inspired by editor David Marcum, it was originally planned to be one volume of around thirty stories in October 2015, but this quickly snowballed into a huge ongoing project.
Volumes I-VIII of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories have come out with over100 authors taking part. With at least 2 volumes a year, it’s the largest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories in the world by far. All authors donate their royalties to Stepping Stones school. It’s been licensed into India and Japan too. The latest project at Undershaw we are helping