What if Sherlock Holmes was more like Dr. Joe Bell?

“Dr. Joseph Bell…was indeed so wise a counsellor, had so level a head, and so perfect a temper, that it was impossible to take offense at anything he said. Moreover, he had a fund of humor which was not so much a fund as an inspiration.”––Lord Stormonth-Darling1. Dr. Joe Bell’s biography by Ely Liebow, has… Continue reading What if Sherlock Holmes was more like Dr. Joe Bell?

Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

Holmes appears to be this rather cold and distant figure who holds the rest of humanity at arm’s length. But deep down I believe–much deeper down–he is a man of tremendous sensitivity and feeling.” –Jeremy Brett. The Bryan Times 8th September 1988. Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes by Maureen Whittaker is an updated version of… Continue reading Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

TWO Novels Are Better than ONE

I looked at him anew, with an understanding I never had before and with awe for the magnitude of such a mind. In a flash I understood the cocaine, his moods, and his genius. MX Publishing has bundled together These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. My action packed original story of Holmes alone,… Continue reading TWO Novels Are Better than ONE

Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Due to release November 2020, The sequel to These Scattered Houses. Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a Sherlock Holmes novel with heart. 1894 London is threatened with the most gruesome murder mystery since Jack the Ripper. Paris is imperilled by lethal anarchists upping their game. English suffragists face a deadly foe. Only one man with… Continue reading Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Look Around

The inspiration for Sherlock Holmes was Dr. Joe Bell. He had the ability to correctly diagnose his patients with just one look (plus their profession and where they lived.) Professor Challenger was based on a man of his day, also. The larger-than-life explorer and bravura scientist who knew in his bones that man could travel… Continue reading Look Around

Craig Stephen Copland Review

These Scattered Houses by Gretchen Altabef Henry Gritten, Mathew Vassar's Springside, View of Gardener's Cottage, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1858. Of the hundreds of Sherlock Holmes pastiche mysteries available to the Sherlockian, very few can match this book for a depth of historical research, finely crafted sentences and paragraphs, and a heart-stopping thrill of a story.… Continue reading Craig Stephen Copland Review

Geri Schear Review

These Scattered Houses by Gretchen Altabef The story takes place during The Great Hiatus, that period in Sherlock Holmes’s life when the world believed he was dead. For two years he avoided Professor Moriarty’s men and traveled under the identity of a Norwegian explorer called Sigerson. Ms Altabef’s novel takes place in Poughkeepsie, New York… Continue reading Geri Schear Review

Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

“A trusty comrade is always of use, and a chronicler still more so.” (TWIS) I'd like to acknowledge the Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia and its creator, Alexis Barquin. Plus all its contributors. This splendid resource was and is a daily helpmate during the writing of my novels, These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. Always open… Continue reading Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Review

These Scattered Houses by Gretchen Altabef Rarely does a pastiche capture so many elements of an original Sherlock Holmes story as Ms, Altabef’s These Scattered Houses. Written in the first person, we are privy to Holmes’ thought processes, which are also evident in his often poignant journal entries intended for Dr. Watson’s later use. These… Continue reading Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Review

MX Publishing Podcast

Everyday I am more and more grateful for finding Steve Emecz and the MX community. Find out why by listening to the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast interview with Steve about his unique publishing company. (Link at end of post.) Sherlock Holmes Books and MX Publishing was created by an amazingly singular gentleman with… Continue reading MX Publishing Podcast