The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology

I've been waiting to post about this until the ebook version is out, and now I can! The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume XIV, is out in ebook, paperback, and hardback, and I have a story in it! I was rather chuffed to receive a hardback contributor copy in the post a few weeks …

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Going the other way round

I am currently on a walk, and dictating into my phone. (Well, not now, I'm at a computer turning my ramblings into something vaguely coherent, but anyway). What is special about this walk, you might ask. Nothing particular. It’s a walk I often take, which involves going down a back road onto a track between …

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Double launch day – a cabinet and a trio!

Today is launch day for not one but TWO books! OK, I'm cheating slightly because one is a box set/omnibus edition, but hey. Here are the books in question! Hopefully you can tell from the covers that they're kind of related. 😉 Both are from my most traditional and probably darkest Sherlock Holmes series, Halloween Sherlock. …

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The Case of the Bechdel Test: women and Sherlock Holmes

This is a blog post I've been meaning to write for a while. I haven't exactly been avoiding it. It's more that, well, I had a book on Kindle Scout, and then there was NaNoWriMo to do, and a book to launch, etc etc... Anyway, a couple of days ago I was reposting a blog …

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Sneak preview! Chapter 1 of A House Of Mirrors

Ever wondered what Mrs Hudson's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes was like? Here's my version...hope you enjoy it! NB While what's below is in web format, the book is formatted with indented paragraphs and no spaces between 😉 CHAPTER 1 221B Baker Street, 4th January 1881 When would he come? I checked my watch for …

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It’s A House Of Mirrors launch day!

I'm very proud to say that my first novel, A House Of Mirrors, is available to buy as an ebook on Amazon, and free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! I'm planning to get the paperback out before Christmas, too 😉 It feels like a very long journey from November 1, 2015, when I sat down at the computer …

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Sherlock Rules

Of course! But in this case I’m referring to a very interesting afterword I read fairly recently. It’s from Anthony Horowitz’s Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk, which is endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, and in it Horowitz talks about ten rules which he set himself, in order to stay true to the …

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