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Doyle’s Posthumous Joke*

“It is one of the greatest accomplishments of an author to inspire his reader’s imagination. We can read the same story and because of the miracle of our uniqueness it lights up our imaginations differently.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were at the fire, smoking their post dinner pipes. Holmes opened a thin green-backed journal… Continue reading Doyle’s Posthumous Joke*

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

There's something deep inside people that responds to Holmes. He has a genuine sense of natural justice. A sense of honor. People wish that he did exist. They feel somehow that society would be a safer place if he did. He is what we would like our leaders to be. Someone whom you trust who… Continue reading Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

THE ROAD IS LONG: A 4,000 mile run around the United Kingdom by Linda Pritchard

The scenery is truly euphoric ... It makes you realize that life didn't happen by chance and the Earth and Universe wasn't created by a 'Big Bang' alone. There is more to it and the answer lies within us, if we look hard enough. We are all born from the same all powering force of… Continue reading THE ROAD IS LONG: A 4,000 mile run around the United Kingdom by Linda Pritchard

Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7F427fR09k&list=PLF43-tHWPFEixp8RJb91wjRddPjhhthqL Recorded December 10, 2020 I awoke in the morning and the planetree greeted me covered in new spring buds outside the window of my old familiar bedroom. I took a breath, and his horrible first pipe filled my heart with gratitude. Today I wasn’t alone––Sherlock Holmes was back! Last night we poached an evildoer.… Continue reading Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

Bucks County Herald Article

"We discover what Watson did during Holmes’ hiatus and how it made him even more the partner of Sherlock Holmes. Their solving of the murders involves these two gentlemen in a dangerous chain of events . . . Only Holmes’ unshakable belief in logic, imagination, and truth, can make the difference." My local newspaper, the… Continue reading Bucks County Herald Article

Harry DeMaio’s Book Review of These Scattered Houses

Let us establish one fact immediately. Gretchen Altabef is a remarkably talented author . . . she eschews the formulas that so often appear in Holmes pastiches and sets about creating a new format. Let us establish one fact immediately. Gretchen Altabef is a remarkably talented author. In These Scattered Houses, the first book in… Continue reading Harry DeMaio’s Book Review of These Scattered Houses

Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Ms Altabef, once again, deftly creates the type of tension that has the impact of thrillers. Her well-documented research provides authenticity and atmosphere to the story as a whole. The Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a superb sequel to Ms. Altabef’s successful These Scattered Houses and second in a trilogy of pastiches that take place… Continue reading Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by D. Perkins

It's As If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Were Still Alive and Writing. Sherlock Holmes: Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a sequel to Ms. Altabef's These Scattered Houses, and is a pitch perfect evocation of the life and times and brilliant idosyncracies of Mr. Holmes. One can only hope there will be more to come from… Continue reading Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by D. Perkins

Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by Ann Keech

For Sherlock Holmes fans: the terrifically talented author Gretchen Altabef does it again! Remarkable Power of Stimulus, the sequel to Gretchen Altabef's These Scattered Houses is, again, a riveting Sherlock Holmes mystery, written as if by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. Meticulously researched, and a delight to read! Ms. Altabef reunites Holmes, Dr. Watson, and… Continue reading Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by Ann Keech

Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan

No Watson, the puppet master is real. When we discover who is behind The curtain, pulling the strings, I am certain that everything will become crystal clear, including the relationship between such seemingly disparate events. Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan is an exquisite Pastiche, written with a true understanding of his characters. It… Continue reading Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan