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Three more volumes with 49 new Sherlock Holmes Stories featuring a foreword from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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The World's Largest Sherlock Holmes Collection Continues

"The MX New Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories” collection now has over 150 of the world's leading Sherlock Holmes authors participating. 

This Kickstarter is for Volumes XVI, XVII and XVIII and includes 49 brand new traditional short stories.

The collection has received an unprecedented number of "starred" reviews from Publishers Weekly,

"This is more catnip for fans of stories faithful to Conan Doyle’s originals" (July 2019, Vol XIII)

Featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (author) and Roger Johnson (SHSL)

With the release of volumes XVI, XVII and XVIII we're very excited to have forewords from author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Roger Johnson from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London helping to bring the collection to fans across the world.


The Books and their Authors

With this latest set of volumes, Mr Abdul-Jabbar joins a host of famous Sherlockians to have taken part in the collection including Nicholas Meyer, Lee Child, Bonnie MacBird, Lyndsay Faye, Jonathan Kellerman and many more.

As with previous volumes in the collection 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.  We're also making copies available as pdf for those who prefer to read these short stories electronically. 

The full list of contributors:

Volume XVI – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1881-1890) Derrick Belanger, Mark Sohn, Tracy J. Revels, Kevin Thornton, Andrew Bryant, Josh Anderson & David Friend, Brenda Seabrooke, David Marcum, I.A. Watson, Arthur Hall, Tim Gambrell, Shane Simmons, Bob Bishop, Mark Mower, Kelvin Jones, and Jayantika Ganguly, and with a poem by Josh Pachter, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz

Volume XVII – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1891-1898) Charles Veley & Anna Elliott, Steven Philip Jones, Arthur Hall, Michael Mallory, Will Murray, Paul D. Gilbert, S. Subramanian, Roger Riccard, Stephen Herczeg, Tracy D. Revels, Hugh Ashton, Chris Chan, Bert Coules, Jane Rubino, Geri Schear, David Marcum, and Dick Gillman, with a poem by Christopher James, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz

Volume XVIII – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1899-1925) Thomas A. Burns, Jr., Roger Silverwood, Robert Stapleton, Craig Janacek, Gareth Tilley, Paul Hiscock, Tracy J. Revels, Arthur Hall, M.J. Elliott, Harry DeMaio, Tom Turley, Kelvin Jones, Matthew White, David Marcum, Nick Cardillo, and S.F. Bennett, with a poem by Christopher James, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz


The Editor

David Marcum is one of the world's leading Sherlockian editors having edited over five hundred Sherlock Holmes Stories. 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.  You can read more about David Marcum and at Appreciating Undershaw

Recent Reviews

“This is a must-have for all Sherlockians....catnip for fans of stories faithful to Conan Doyle’s originals.”  Publishers Weekly 

“Marcum continues to amaze with the number of high-quality pastiches that he has selected. Publishers Weekly 

"The highest quality out there for a collection with this many authors.....It’s so nice to open a book and know that, even though you will have favourites, there will be no duds. It demonstrates the passion of the authors and of Mr Marcum to get it right"  Amazon Review June 2019

"David Marcum’s skill in story selection is without peer, and I always look forward to new mysteries as the series continues. May there be many more!" Amazon Review June 2019
 

More about Undershaw - Stepping Stones

"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  

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. 

Risks and challenges

With forty nine stories to publish there's a lot to get done. However, with David as our experienced Sherlock Holmes editor we're confident all will be completed on schedule.

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