Category Archives: MX Publishing

Undershaw – the fight goes on

Yesterday’s court hearing to decide the fate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, did not prove as decisive as everyone had hoped.  The judge has postponed the outcome and will not give a verdict until the end of July. … Continue reading

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Thrilled to be included in Sherlock’s Home . . . The Empty House

Yay!  My short story is being published in Sherlock’s Home . . . The Empty House. Sherlockology and MX Publishing joined forces in support of the Undershaw Preservation Trust and offered Holmes fans the chance to have their own story … Continue reading

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Lend your support to the Save Undershaw campaign

The team behind the brilliant Sherlockology fansite are running a short story competition.  They are inviting people from anywhere in the world to submit a Sherlock Holmes short story or poem and the best 20 will be published in an … Continue reading

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When is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche not a pastiche?

I’ve just finished reading the highly enjoyable ‘Baker Street Beat’ by Dan Andriacco.  It contains a chapter entitled ‘Writing the Holmes pastiche’ and this got me thinking about how very different my own novel became from the accepted formula. People … Continue reading

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Great Sherlock Holmes Debate – and the winner is . . . Holmes himself

On Sunday I was fortunate enough to take part in The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate organised by Steve from MX Publishing. The event was situated in the fabulous Met Building with a wonderful view across the London skyline and we … Continue reading

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Great Sherlock Holmes Debate 2 – why BBC Sherlock is the winner for me

I will be on Team Sherlock for the MX Publishing Great Sherlock Holmes Debate 2 which takes place next Sunday (March 18).    We will all be debating live in London – some of us in person, others via the web/phone.  … Continue reading

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Are we in danger of Holmesian overkill?

As CBS enter the ring with Elementary, I can’t help but wonder whether we really need another modern-day Holmes? There was a time, post-Granada series, when Sherlock Holmes was descending fast into obscurity.  Mainstream media had no interest in further … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings to one and all

Wishing a very happy Christmas to all those who read my blog, who have purchased my novel and who have given me so much support and encouragement since my journey into publication began with a contract from MX Publishing early … Continue reading

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The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Great Sherlock Holmes Debate. Thanks especially to Steve from MX Publishing who masterminded and organised such a fabulous event. It’s brilliant that more than 100 years on there are people from … Continue reading

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The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate – why I’m backing BBC’s Sherlock

As MX Publishing’s Great Sherlock Holmes Debate draws ever closer (10th November) I can’t help but feel really excited about the chances of my team – BBC Sherlock. I have now seen the arguments put together by our fantastic team … Continue reading

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