Category Archives: MX Publishing

Sherlock Holmes Sporcle quizzes keep my brain active, but how would the man himself have coped with forced confinement?

It’s been a surreal couple of months as COVID-19 spread across the globe and forced us all into months of lockdown. What would the Great Detective have made of all this? Forced to stay at home without a case to … Continue reading

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The joy of audiobooks, of hearing someone else’s voice bringing your words to life…

Today I heard someone else reading out one of my stories for the first time. A Question of Identity has been brought out as an audio book by MX Publishing and narrated by actor Steve White. It was a joy … Continue reading

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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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