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    Any Conan-Doyle Sherlock Holmes fans here?

    I have a new book out. It is an anthology of new Sherlock Holmes stories written in the style of the originals.

    I am delighted that professional critical reviews have been extremely positive, so if you like your Holmes and Watson as Doyle intended, then drop me a pm or post here and I'll send you the details.


    I am donating proceeds to charity, so you'll be doing some good too!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Drop me the details please

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    Very interested
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    Send me some details please - all ordered thx, looking forward to it
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    Smart arse

    I can see it on Amazon or is your own link better for you?

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    And ordered; well done TFB

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Smart arse

    I can see it on Amazon or is your own link better for you?
    Before I order - what was the answer to this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Before I order - what was the answer to this please?
    My link was just the Amazon link. 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    My link was just the Amazon link. 👍
    Congratulations! - and ordered :-)

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    Send me the link please

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    Can I have the link please?

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    [mention]TheFlyingBanana [/mention]Count me in for the link, please! The game is afoot!

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    Iíd like the link too please.
    Just got my eldest hooked on the originals and weíd both like to read further exploits.

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    Please post the link.

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    Read the first two last night, great fun, really captured the way that so many of the motives in the originals stemmed from events long ago or far away.

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    Just out of interest is there a reason not to just post the link in the thread? I havenít done so in case you didnít want to do so but it would seem to be a more efficient way of directing people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linocut View Post
    Read the first two last night, great fun, really captured the way that so many of the motives in the originals stemmed from events long ago or far away.

    I'm delighted you are enjoying it!

    I think you'll really enjoy the next ones even more.
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    Ordered the paperback but it seems it will be a one week delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbannister View Post
    Ordered the paperback but it seems it will be a one week delivery.
    I think it will be with you in a couple of days or so - I think Amazon are quoting a bit longer due to Xmas run up & Black Friday at the mo, but other people I now have received theirs in two or three days.
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    I thought mine would arrive today (prime) but tomorrow it is.
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    Me too please! Been in a few clubs in the past and even went to the Reichenbach Falls many moons ago....
    I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

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    I'll have the link too please.

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    Me as well please, I do like a good read.

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    could I have the link please I bought my first Sherlock book a few months ago though I haven't had time to read it yet.

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    Mine is arriving today, ordered Friday I think :)

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    Also ordered. Very, very curious!
    I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973 View Post
    Also ordered. Very, very curious!

    Like a dog in the night-time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Like a dog in the night-time?

    My dog's never, absolutely NEVER curious. Nor excited. Nor everything else.
    Not even sure it's a dog.

    I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Just out of interest is there a reason not to just post the link in the thread? I havenít done so in case you didnít want to do so but it would seem to be a more efficient way of directing people?
    I was wondering the same thing: why not simply post the link?

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    What a fantastic photo - just about sums up life at the moment.


    Thanks to all those who have purchased so far - ebook or hardcopy.

    Some reviews are now appearing, and so far they are extremely gratifying!

    I hope you are all going to enjoy it, and do feel free to post some feedback here of course.


    I have to say I was more nervous in releasing this than I can recall about anything in a long time. Writing a book is a very personal experience, and you think/hope you've done a good job, but it's a great relief to find that others seem to think so too. It was professionally reviewed and critiqued a month or so ago before release, and that was hugely positive, so at that point I breathed a sigh of relief (and punched the air with a "Yes!" if I am being honest!).

    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I had been reading Arthur Conan Doyleís The Return of Sherlock Holmes just last weekend, so the original stories are fresh in my mind. After finishing Alexís first story ďThe Adventure of the Old AcquaintanceĒ from this new collection, I am honestly very impressed, and am excited to read the rest. Without exaggerating, this could have appeared in The Strand 120 years ago!

    If you are a fan of Holmes and Watson, donít hesitate to give this book a try. I paid about £8 total for a print copy with shipping, and the ebook is even less, but it is so enjoyable to see these few forgotten cases from the archives.

    Great job, [mention]TheFlyingBanana [/mention], and thank you!


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    Thanks so much for the positive feedback williemays - it is hugely appreciated.

    I am very glad you enjoyed The Adventure of the Old Acquaintance, but consider it just a gentle warm-up for what is to come in the rest of the book...


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    Guys with proceeds going to charity - you do realize we could all post the link in Instagram - could easily gain traction..

    I think just post the link on the thread TFB

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    Bit late to the party on this - could I have the link please?
    My wife is a fan, so Iím hoping to use this to head off questions about the next expensive watch purchase.

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    I'd like a link please.

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    Received this afternoon. Will get on with it when I have finished my current reading on the theories of infinities.

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    I would love the link please - I've read all the books & others writing in the style of so this would be awesome!

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    Thanks to all those who have bought my book - I truly hope you are enjoying it - do let me know how you get on!

    It's now selling pretty well in both the UK and US, as well as Canada and even a few in Japan - so I guess you could say I'm small in Japan...

    It's getting some very pleasing reviews also, so I am feeling inspired toward writing a Volume 2.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    ...., so I am feeling inspired toward writing a Volume 2.
    Please do....I really enjoyed the book and my kids will be reading it next.

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    Just ordered and looking forward to a good read over Christmas. Well done Alex

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Please do....I really enjoyed the book and my kids will be reading it next.

    Fantastic - I'm delighted, and especially please for younger readers to discover Sherlock.

    Did you have a favourite story?

    Please do leave a (hopefully five star ;-) ) review on Amazon if you get a moment!
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    Still haven't started mine, leaving it for Crimbo.

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    And all read over the last day and a half. Perfectly enjoyable light reading👍

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    Mines wrapped under the tree

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    Thanks chaps, Iím so glad you are enjoying it!

    There was a wonderful five star review left for it by someone whose review history shows heís a serious Sherlock aficionado- and usually slates new Holmes stories, so I am feeling very pleased (and relieved!)

    My aim was always to entertain in the way the originals do. Quite a creative and intellectual challenge- but very rewarding.

    If you can find a few moments to leave a nice review Iíd be hugely grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
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    Mine too. Itís so generous of me to buy my wife a present that I also get to read :-)

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    Just noticed this thread, love Sherlock Holmes, can someone point me in the right direction for buying the book please 😀

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    I'm sure you would get more takers (myself included) if you gave a few more clues (e.g. the title). As a long-standing member and proceeds going to charity, I don't see the issue.

    I'm yielding very little for Mssrs. Banana or Blackadder in the Holmes section - albeit you might be using your real name Mildred T Walker ? (o;

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    Link please!

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    As seems appropriate, I've used deductive reasoning from the clues in this thread to buy a copy, without a link. ;)

    I'm very much looking forward to reading the stories, and I intend to use them as diversions, as I work my way, slowly but surely, through The Luminaries.

    Have a good one Alex!

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