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The MX Book Of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. Part XLX: 2020 Annual. 1882-1890 – Edited by David Marcum – Book Review

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64 new, traditional Sherlock Holmes Stories making up the latest three volumes in the world’s largest collection of Sherlock Holmes Stories – XIX, XX and XXI.

In 2015, the first three volumes of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories arrived, containing over 60 stories in the true traditional Canonical manner, revisiting Holmes and Watson in those days where it is “always 1895” . . . or a few decades on either side of that. That was the largest collection of new Holmes stories ever assembled, and originally planned to be a one-time event. But readers wanted more, and the contributors had more stories from Watson’s Tin Dispatch Box, so the fun continued.

Now, with the release of Parts XIX, XX, and XXI, the series has grown to over 450 new Holmes adventures by nearly 200 contributors from around the world. Since the beginning, all contributor royalties go to the Stepping Stones School for special needs children at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes, and to date the project has raised nearly $60,000 for the school.

As has become the tradition, this new collection of 64 adventures features Holmes and Watson carrying out their masterful investigations from the early days of their friendship in Baker Street to the post-War years during Holmes’s retirement. Along the way they are involved in some fascinating mysteries – some relating Untold Cases, others sequels to Canonical adventures, and a number progressing along completely unexpected lines.

Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as “the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known.”

Featuring – Roger Riccard, Matthew White, Kevin P. Thornton, Chris Chan, Nick Cardillo, MJH Simmonds, Craig Stephen Copland, Will Murray, Ian Ableson, Thomas A. Turley, David Marcum, Dick Gillman, David Friend, Arthur Hall, Brenda Seabrooke, James Moffett, Robert Stapleton, Andrew Bryant, Will Murray, Andrew Bryant, Peter Coe Verbica, Sean M. Wright, and Tim Gambrell, with a poem by Christopher James, and forewords by John Lescroart, Roger Johnson, Lizzy Butler, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum
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MY REVIEW 

I’ve been a fan of Conan-Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories for many years and it’s so exciting to have a collection of new tales.

The MX Book of New Sherlock tales is just fantastic. It’s a collection of 64 new tales featuring Sherlock Holmes and each has the same atmosphere as the originals. 

With titles such as The Impaled Man and The Case Of The Short-Sighted Clown there is plenty to keep the legend of Sherlock alive.

Written by a variety of authors that capture the soul of Sherlock, Watson and, obviously, Baker Street. A treasure trove of tales..

Thank you to Caroline of CazVin Books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and so many wonderful books. This is my honest and unbiased review.

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Buying links:

Amazon UK:

The MX Book for New Sherlock Holmes Stories XIX The MX Book for New Sherlock Holmes Stories XX The MX Book for New Sherlock Holmes Stories XXI

MX Publishing – website: http://www.mxpublishing.com

MX Publishing – twitter: https://twitter.com/mxpublishing 

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