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66 New Traditional Sherlock Holmes stories - Volumes XIII, XIV and XV of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories
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The World's Largest Sherlock Collection

"The MX New Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories” collection has over 150 of the world's leading Sherlock Holmes authors participating. The anthology includes only traditional stories set in the original Sherlock Holmes period. 

Between them, these authors have sold millions of books, and they come together for a common cause - Undershaw.  

The collection has had an unprecedented seven 'starred' reviews in a row from Publishers Weekly for volumes VI to XII.

“This is a must-have for all Sherlockians”  Volume VI review

“Marcum continues to amaze with the number of high-quality pastiches that he has selected” Volume XII review

This is the 2019 Annual - Volumes XIII, XIV and XV bringing 66 new stories spread across the three volumes. 

The Authors

Full list of participating authors is below.  

Part XIII: 2019 Annual (1881-1890) features contributions by: Derrick Belanger, Mark Mower, Brenda Seabrook, David Marcum, Robert Stapleton, S.F. Bennett, Edwin A. Enstrom, M.J.H. Simmonds, Andrew Bryant, Tim Gambrell, Tracy Revels, Hugh Ashton, Sean M. Wright, Marino C. Alvarez, Paul Hiscock, Arthur Hall, Kevin P. Thornton, Stephen Seitz, Jim French, David Friend, Shane Simmons, Peter Coe Verbica, and Mark Wardecker with a Poem by Jacquelynn Morris. and forewords by Will Thomas, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby,  Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

Part XIV: 2019 Annual (1891-1897) features contributions by: Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, Mark Sohn, David Marcum, S. Subramanian, Roger Riccard, Marcia Wilson,  Tracy J. Revels, Arthur Hall, GC Rosenquist. Edwin A. Enstrom, Jayantika Ganguly, C.H. Dye, Matthew Booth, Stephen Herczeg, Geri Schear, Liz Hedgecock, Carl Heifetz, Gayle Lange Puhl, Harry DeMaio, I.A. Watson, and Thomas A. Burns, Jr. with a Poem by Jacquelynn Morris. and forewords by Will Thomas, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby,  Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

Part XV: 2019 Annual (1898-1917) features contributions by: Mark Mower, Thomas Fortenberry, Robert Perret, Tracy J. Revels, Robert Stapleton, Peter Coe Verbica, Maurice Barkley, Edward A. Enstrom, William Todd, Roger Riccard, Kelvin Jones, Arthur Hall, Jack Grochot, David Marcum, Dick Gillman, Will Murray, Tim Symonds, Mike Hogan, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Nick Cardillo, and Darryl Webber with Two Poems by Christopher James and Forewords by Will Thomas, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

The authors are donating the royalties to projects at Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former home, Undershaw. The building was in terrible disrepair and was saved from destruction by the Undershaw Preservation Trust (patron Mark Gatiss). Today the building is the new home of Stepping Stones (a school for children with learning difficulties) and has being lovingly restored to its former glory. Royalties will go to Stepping Stones for specific projects such as the new literary program.  

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones School at Undershaw
Stepping Stones School at Undershaw

"We're really proud of the MX Collection of Sherlock Holmes stories and excited about the Kickstarter campaign. The collection has brought so much attention to our school and the young people. We now have lots of great writers and artists working with kids really inspiring them to take on the challenges the world has for them"Melissa Grisgby, Headteacher, Stepping Stones  

The Books

The books are being produced in traditional hardback with dust jackets, as well as paperback editions. Backers of the project will be getting first edition pre-publication copies ahead of the public release.

The full list of participating authors by volume includes:  

VOLUME I: John Hall, Hugh Ashton, Adrian Middleton, David Marcum, Jayantika Ganguly, Denis O. Smith, Amy Thomas, Kevin David Barratt, Luke Benjamen Kuhns, Summer Perkins, Deana Baran, Shane Simmons, C.H. Dye, Mark Mower, Derrick Belanger , Daniel D. Victor, Steve Mountain, Stephen Wade, John Heywood, Will Thomas, Daniel McGachey, Martin Rosenstock, Craig Janacek, (and a poem from Michael Kurland).  

VOLUME II: Ann Margaret Lewis, Vincent W. Wright, William Patrick Maynard, Matthew Booth, J.R. Campbell, Robert V. Stapleton, Sam Wiebe, Jeremy Branton Holstein, Bill Crider, Peter Calamai, Lyndsay Faye, Marcia Wilson, Jack Grochot, Bert Coules. Christopher Redmond, Mike Hogan, Carl Heifetz, Wendy C. Fries, Dick Gillman (and a poem from Carole Nelson Douglas).  

VOLUME III: Geri Schear, Paul Gilbert, Stuart Douglas, Lyn McConchie, Phil Growick, Seamus Duffy, Leslie Coombs, Mark Alberstat, GC Rosenquist, Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett, Andrew Lane, Peter K. Andersson, Matthew J. Elliott, Jim French, Tim Symonds, Bob Byrne, James Lovegrove, Larry Millett, Kim Krisco, C. Edward Davis, Joel and Carolyn Senter (and two poems from Bonnie MacBird). The editor is an experieced Sherlockian author, David Marcum (Papers of Sherlock Holmes Vol 1&2, Quantity of Debt, Tangled Skeins).

VOLUME IV: Derrick Belanger, Deanna Baran, Daniel D. Victor, Mark Mower, Craig Janacek, Jayantika Ganguly, Denis O. Smith, Matthew Booth, J.R. Campbell, Bonnie MacBird, Arthur Hall, Bob Byrne, Andrew Lane, Roger Johnson, Hugh Ashton, David Stuart Davies, Vincent W. Wright, Daniel McGachey, Nicholas Utechin, Jeremy Holstein, David Marcum, and Marcia Wilson.  

Volume V : Bob Byrne, Derrick Belanger, Amy Thomas, David Marcum, Denis O. Smith, C.H. Dye, Marcia Wilson, Julie McKuras, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bert Coules, John Hall, Jim French, S.F. Bennett, Narrelle M. Harris, William Patrick Maynard, Vincent W. Wright, James Lovegrove, Arthur Hall, Nicholas Utechin, Mike Chinn, Tracy J. Revels, Roger Riccard, Wendy C. Fries, Paul D. Gilbert, Jan Edwards, Molly Carr, S. Subramanian, Peter K. Andersson, Matthew J. Elliott, Hugh Ashton, and Mark Mower, with a poem by Ashley D. Polasek and forewords by Jonathan Kellerman, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, Melissa Farnham, and David Marcum.  

Volume VI: Bob Byrne, Julie McKuras, Derrick Belanger, Robert Perret, Deanna Baran, G.C. Rosenquist, Hugh Ashton, David Timson, Shane Simmons, Stephen Wade, Mark Mower, David Friend, Nick Cardillo, Roger Riccard, S. Subramanian, Carl L. Heifetz, Geri Schear, S.F. Bennett, Jennifer Copping, Jim French, Carla Coupe, Narrelle Harris, Arthur Hall, Craig Janacek, Marcia Wilson, Tracy Revels, Molly Carr, Keith Hann, David Ruffle, David Marcum, Thomas A. Turley, Jan Edwards, C. Edward Davis, Tim Symonds, and Daniel D. Victor, with a poem by Bonnie MacBird, and forewords by Colin Jeavons, Nicholas Utechin, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, Melissa Farnham, and David Marcum.  

Volume VII - Eliminate the Impossible: 1880-1891 features contributions by: Mark Mower, Jan Edwards, Daniel D. Victor, James Lovegrove, Gayle Lange Puhl, Thomas Fortenberry, Mike Hogan, Thomas A. Turley, Adrian Middleton, James Moffett, Hugh Ashton, Geri Schear, S. Subramanian, John Hall, Jayantika Ganguly, S.F. Bennett, Steven Philip Jones, Jim French, John Linwood Grant, Mike Chinn, Robert V. Stapleton, Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, and Shane Simmons, with a poem by Jacquelynn Morris, and forewords by David Marcum, Lee Child, Rand Lee, Michael Cox, and Melissa Farnham.  

Volume VIII - Eliminate the Impossible: 1892-1905 features contributions by: Deana Baran, Tim Symonds, Sandor Jay Sonnen, Ben Cardall, Andrew Lane, Michael Mallory, Wendy C. Fries, Aaron Smith, Arthur Hall, Robert Perret, Nick Cardillo, Paul D. Gilbert, Cindy Dye, Tracy Revels, Derrick Belanger, William Meikle, Marcia Wilson, David Friend, Roger Riccard, Craig Janacek, Jeremy Branton Holstein, Will Murray, David Ruffle, Daniel McGachey, and David Marcum, with a poem by Christopher James, and forewords by David Marcum, Lee Child, Rand Lee, Michael Cox, and Melissa Farnham.  

Volume IX: 2018 Annual (1879-1895) features contributions by: Deanna Baran, Roger Riccard, David Marcum, Tracy Revels, S.F. Bennett, Nick Cardillo, Robert Stapleton, Kevin Thornton, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Shane Simmons, James Moffett, C.H. Dye, Stephan Gaspar, Marcia Wilson, Sonia Fetherston, Geri Schear, David Friend, Mark Mower, and a poem by Amy Thomas.  

Volume X: 2018 Annual (1896-1916) features contributions by: Mike Hogan, Kelvin Jones, Jim French, Arthur Hall, Steve Ehrman, Greg Hatcher, Jayantika Ganguly, Paul Freeman, Dick Gillman, Maurice Barkley, Daniel D. Victor, Martin Rosenstock, Peter Coe Verbica, Hugh Ashton, Will Murray, Robert Perret, Thaddeus Tuffentsamer, G.L. Schulze, Tim Symonds, and a poem by Derrick Belanger and Forewords in volumes IX and X by Nicholas Meyer, Roger Johnson, and David Marcum.  

Volume XI: 1880-1891 Jayantika Ganguly, Will Murray, Tracy Revels, Hugh Ashton, Matthew Simmonds, David Ruffle, Paul W. Nash, Mike Hogan, Craig Stephen Copland, Gayle Lange Puhl, Deanna Baran, Leslie Charteris and Denis Green, Roger Riccard, Robert Perret, Kevin P. Thornton, Stephen Herczeg, and M.A. Wilson and Richard Dean Starr, and a poem by Arlene Mantin Levy and Mark Levy.  

Volume XII: 1894-1902 C.H. Dye, David Marcum, Thomas Fortenberry, Daniel D. Victor, Nik Morton, Craig Janacek, S. Subramanian, Jim French, Robert Stapleton, Nick Cardillo, Paul D. Gilbert, Mike Hogan, Derrick Belanger, John Linwood Grant, Mark Mower, Jane Rubino, and Arthur Hall, and a poem by “Anon.”

The Editor

David Marcum is one of the world's leading Sherlockian editors having edited over five hundred Sherlock Holmes Stories - (330+ for the MX Collection). The MX Collection was his inspiration back in 2015 when he yearned for more traditional Holmes stories and wanted to create a new collection dedicated to Holmes and Watson in Conan Doyle's original format.

David also writes Holmes fiction and his debut novel 'Quantity of Debt' was a bestselling addition to the Mondadori 'Il Giallo Mondadori' collection in Italy. His own short stories can be found in the collections'Papers of Sherlock Holmes'and 'Tangled Skeins'

In 2016 on a visit to Stepping Stones, David penned the first line of his next novel in the very spot where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many of the stories - his study at Undershaw.

David Marcum In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Study At Undershaw
David Marcum In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Study At Undershaw

You can read more about David Marcum and at Appreciating Undershaw

Sir Arhur Conan Doyle wrote many Sherlock Holmes stories at Undershaw
Sir Arhur Conan Doyle wrote many Sherlock Holmes stories at Undershaw

Rewards

The books are available in three formats - PDF, paperbacks and dust cover hardcovers and the books will be shipped pre-publication at significant discounts to the RRPs.

NOTE: If your country isn't listed for shipping send us a message and we'll add it for you. 

Covers

We are delighted to share the covers for volumes XIII to XV hot off the press.

Risks and challenges

With over sixty stories there is a lot to get done. but David is the most experienced Holmes editor ever so we're confident all will be completed well ahead of schedule.

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