Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Few Further Words About Upcoming Publications

In which Nick shares further news about his soon-to-be-published pastiche.


Hello, Internet! As I mentioned last time, I was going to keep things purposefully vague about my soon-to-be-published Sherlockian short story. However, I am excited to announce that we are today exactly one month away from publication of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories: Volume VI. And, as a result, I thought I would drop some hints and (hopefully) whet your appetites for this great collection.

My story is one of 35 - making this volume the largest in the MX series so far, and the whole book comes in somewhere near 700 pages in length! As for my entry in the anthology, it is entitled “The Adventure of the Traveling Corpse.” Set in 1890, Holmes and Watson are consulted by an old woman who has come to Baker Street in a frantic state. A stranger to the city, the woman disembarked her train and, getting lost very quickly, stumbled upon a most horrifying sight: two figures in the dark carrying a dead body into a hansom cab. Of course, the Great Detective’s interest is piqued and he begins a investigation which quickly becomes more complex than he could have anticipated.

I have never had to write an official pitch for a story before so I hope that that was satisfactory in enticing you. As I have mentioned before, it was a true honor to be included in this collection. And, I am excited to announce that another one of my stories is slated to be released in Volume VII which you can expect to be released this fall. I am also working on stories for Volumes VIII and IX. But, all of that is discussion for another time. Until then…

...The Game is Still Afoot Back on Baker Street

Monday, January 30, 2017

"The Biggest Thing for Years" (HOUN)

In which Nick shares some very exciting news!


Hello Internet! Long time no see! Not unlike the great detective, Cat and I have been on something of a Great Hiatus when it comes to this blog. Rest assured, we have not given up (far from it) but life, and work, and a whole assortment of other things have continued to get in the way. However, I am stepping out of the shadows for a moment to share some very exciting news.

In case you didn’t know, MX Publishing, a fantastic independent publishing company based in London, specializes in Sherlock Holmes books. Since October of 2015, they have undertaken a truly massive project publishing the largest collection of new, traditional Sherlock Holmes stories. The anthologies, all edited by David Marcum, number five at the time of this writing with a sixth to be released in May. The exciting news is that a story which I wrote will be included in the upcoming sixth volume.

This will be my first Sherlockian pastiche in print, and I cannot be more excited. I am honored to be included in this volume of 35 stories written by some of the finest Sherlockian writers of the day. I’m going to keep details about my story purposefully vague for the time-being, but I’ll drop some hints as we near the release date.

Though the book’s  release date is May 22 - Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday - you can receive your copy early by backing the project on Kickstarter. The link I have included below. By backing the project, you are helping to contribute to the Undershaw Preservation Trust, helping to support Doyle’s home, Undershaw, which has been converted into the Stepping Stones school for children with learning difficulties.

Again, I am absolutely thrilled to be involved with such a fantastic project and I feel privileged to be included in such a great anthology. Of course, as I get more information, I will keep everyone up-to-date.

In the meantime, I would like to assure our readers that we will return someday - my impassioned tirades for Peter Cushing must be heard. And I would just like to take a minute to thank everyone who has continued to follow us on Twitter and read our posts. We really do appreciate all of your support. Until next time…

The Game is Still Afoot Back on Baker Street