David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

You think people want to sit down and read ‘The Adventure of the Sleeping Pussycat’ or ‘The Adventure of the Not Actually Stolen Jewellery?’ No! No, they don’t. I may not know much but I do know the kinds of stories the reading public enjoys! We need something with an edge!”—Dr. John Watson. Sherlock in… Continue reading David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

REVIEW Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman

Brava, Geri Schear! Let's see more of this, the world of Sherlock Holmes needs many more truly intelligent novels like this one. Geri Schear's brilliant novel, Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman, is the very best of the Sherlock Holmes genre. It ought to be on the New York Times Bestseller list. No one except… Continue reading REVIEW Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman

Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Italian publisher Mondadori will be publishing an Italian language version of Sherlock Holmes These Scattered Houses in their Il Giallo Mondadori 2022-2023 Sherlock Holmes series. This is a great honor. I am excited that my Italian American Marcello family will be speaking Italian in these books! Of course so will Holmes and the unique villain… Continue reading Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Michael Cox 1934 – 2021

Michael Cox and Jeremy Brett during the filming of The Naval Treaty. Conan Doyle gave us one of the greatest portraits of friendship in English literature, and we were determined to put that on the screen more faithfully than it had ever been seen before. We will miss Michael Cox. The visionary TV producer behind… Continue reading Michael Cox 1934 – 2021

These Scattered Houses Review by Margaret Walsh

Ms. Altabef has done a sterling job. Holmes’s voice rings clear and true in this excellent novel. Grand Staircase Palais Garnier, Paris These Scattered Houses is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche written by Gretchen Altabef and published by MX Publishing, London. Set in New York near the end of the Great Hiatus – Sherlock Holmes finds… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Margaret Walsh

Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

“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* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

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

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