New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Craig Stephen Copland
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In the original Sherlock Holmes story about Charles Augustus Milverton, “the worst man in London,” was shot and sent to his just reward. But now another diabolical scheme of blackmail has emerged centered in the telegraph offices of the Royal Mail. It is linked to an archeological expedition whose director disappeared one night.
On the day after Queen Victoria died, the body of a Scotland Yard inspector is found in a locked room in 222 Baker Street, right across the road from the home of Sherlock Holmes. There is no clue as to how he died, but for certain, he was murdered. Then another murder takes place, in the very same room.
A man facing execution in two weeks appeals to Sherlock Holmes to save him from the gallows. He claims that he is innocent and Holmes agrees to take on his case. Five years earlier he was convicted of the largest theft of art masterpieces in British history, and of murdering the butler who tried to stop him.
The deadly final encounter between Professor Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes took place at Reichenbach Falls on 4 May 1891. But when was their first encounter? When did Holmes first come to know that there was a evil genius behind a massive web of crime? This new story answers that question. What began with nothing more than a stolen Gladstone bag on wheels quickly escalates into murder and more.
On September 15, 1894, an anarchist attempted to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. He failed, but the attempt led Sherlock Holmes into an intricate web of spies, foreign naval officers, and a beautiful princess. Once again, suspicion landed on poor Percy Phelps, now working in a senior position in the Admiralty, and once again Holmes has to use both his powers of deduction and raw courage to not only rescue Percy, but to prevent an unspeakable disaster.
The Grecian, Earned picks up where The Greek Interpreter left off. The villains of that story were murdered in Budapest, and so Holmes and Watson set off in search of 'the Grecian girl' to solve the mystery. What they discover is a massive plot involving the re-birth of the Olympic games in 1896 and a colourful cast of characters at home and on the Continent.
In March 1881, the Czar of Russia was assassinated by anarchists belong to the movement calling itself “The People’s Way.” That summer, an attempt was made to murder his daughter, Maria, as she rode through Kensington Gardens with her husband, Prince Alfred, the son of Queen Victoria. A Russian Count is found dead in a hospital in London.
Could Sherlock Holmes have prevented World War I? Was there something he might have done ... could have done that was the 'sine qua non' without which the war might never have started. This new mongraph in the Great Game of Sherlockian scholarship argues that there was such a Sherlock Holmes factor ... and that it is secretly revealed in the 'roman a clef' story that we know as 'The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet'.
Colonel James Barclay needs the help of Sherlock Holmes. HIs exceptionally beautiful, but much younger, wife has disappeared, and foul play is suspected. Has she been kidnapped and held for ransom? Or is she in the clutches of a deviant monster? Are thousands of pounds at risk? Are the household staff in on it? Will Holmes find her in time, and if he does, what then?
Dr. Watson receives an urgent telegram telling him that Sherlock Holmes in lying in a hotel room in eastern France and near death. He immediately rushes to aid his dear friend, only to find that what began as a doctor’s house call has turned into yet another adventure as Sherlock Holmes races to keep an unknown ruthless murderer from dispatching yet another former German army officer.
Was Sherlock Holmes inadvertently responsible for the results of the election on November 8, 2016? This light-hearted parody (Note: NOT a New Sherlock Holmes mystery) reveals the secret meeting held between Sherlock Holmes and the GOP candidate for President of the United States. A devastating old film clip, made fifty years ago, if it is released, will completely destroy the campaign of The D—. Only Sherlock Holmes can save him from self-destruction. But will he want to? And, if so, will he be successful?
On the night of April 12, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland, one of the greatest disasters of all time took place – the Unsinkable Titanic struck an iceberg and sank with a horrendous loss of life.
A young man's friend has gone missing. Holmes and Watson go with him to Birmingham to help look for him. What they find is horrifying. Two more bodies of young men turn up in London. All of the victims are tied to Cambridge University. All are also tied to the financial sector of the City and to one of the greatest fraud ever visited upon the citizens of England. The story is based on the true story of James Whitaker Wright and is inspired by the original Sherlock Holmes story, The Stock Broker's Clerk.
In 1649, King Charles I escaped from the palace in which he was being held prisoner and made a desperate run for Southampton, hoping to reach safety on the Continent. He never made it and was returned to face trial and execution. This much we know. But what did he do along the way south? Did he stop at a castle of one of his loyal royalists? Did he leave behind a vast fortune that he had taken from the Royal Treasury? No one knows for sure.
SAVE 40% WHEN YOU BUY THE COLLECTION. Collection Four includes the following stories: The Silver Horse, Braised, The Box of Cards, The Yellow Farce, and The Three Rhodes Not Taken. All are original Sherlock Holmes mystery stories that are inspired by and tributes to the parallel stories in the original Canon. Save money and enjoy more of them.
SAVE 40% WHEN YOU BUY THE COLLECTION. Collection Set Three includes: The Engineer's Mom, The Notable Bachelorette, The Beryl Anarchists, The Coiffured Bitches. All New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries are inspired by and tributes to the parallel story in the original Canon. Enjoy more at a time and save.
SAVE 40% WHEN YOU BY THE COLLECTION. This set includes the well-received new stories A Sandal from East Anglia, The Man Who Was Twisted But Hip, The Blue Belt Buckle, and The Spectred Bat. All of them are inspired by and tributes to the parallel stories in the original Canon of Sherlock Holmes.
Oxford University is famous throughout the world for its splendid architecture, lovely manicured lawns and gardens, and passionate pursuit of research, teaching and learning. But it turns out to be at the center of a case involving fraud, theft, treachery, and, maybe, murder. The Rhodes Scholarship has been recently established and is seen at one of the greatest prizes available to young men throughout the Empire.
It is the spring of 1906. Sherlock Holmes is sent by his brother, Mycroft, to Japan. The war between Russia and Japan is raging. Alliances between countries in these years before World War I are fragile and any misstep could plunge the world into Armageddon. The Empire is officially neutral and wants to stay that way. But an American diplomat has been murdered and a British one has disappeared. The wife of the British ambassador is suspected of being a Russian agent, and of having an affair with another Russian agent. Sherlock Holmes has many fans in Japan, some of whom may be spies. He is called upon to be the honoured presented of the prizes for three great athletic races, the final one being one of the most demanding challenges anywhere in the world.
This case all began one quiet evening—very quiet; bordering on boring—while we were sitting by the hearth in our rooms in Kansas City. A few weeks later, a murder, perhaps the most gruesome I had ever witnessed in all my born days, took place in Denver, immediately above our heads. By the time it all ended, justice, of the frontier variety, not the courtroom, had been meted out. If you want to know how it all happened, you’ll have to read this story.
Two teenagers, a brother and a sister from a strict religious family disappear. The parents are alarmed but Scotland Yard says they are just off sowing their wild oats.
At ten o’clock on Sunday morning, the twenty-second of October, 1882, in an abandoned house in the West Bottom of Kansas City, just a stone’s throw from the stockyards, a fellow named Jasper Harrison did not wake up. His inability to do was the result of his having had his throat cut sometime during the previous night.
The greatest horserace of the century, with the best five-year-olds of England running against the best of America, will take place in a week at Epsom Downs. Millions have been bet on the winners.
Return to Baker Street, where the world’s most famous detective encounters six new cases that require his expert touch. London’s super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, sets out with long suffering Watson as the detectives of Scotland Yard are stumped yet again. Blood coats the street of Victorian England, but no evidence is clear and no suspect cleared of guilt.
A beautiful young woman will soon inherit an lot of money. She disappears. Her little brother is convinced that she has become a zombie, living and not living in the graveyard of the ruined old church. Another young woman - flirtatious, independent, lovely - agrees to be the nurse to the little brother. She finds out far too much and, in desperation seeks help from Sherlock Holmes, the man she also adores.
A deeply distressed banker enters 221B Baker St. His safe has been robbed and he is certain that his motorcycle-riding sons have betrayed him. Highly incriminating and embarrassing records of the financial and personal affairs of England's nobility are now in the hands of blackmailers - the Beryl Anarchists they call themselves - all passionately involved in the craze of motorcycle riding and in ruthless criminal pursuits.
It is 1897 and France is torn apart by The Dreyfus Affair. Westminster needs help from Sherlock Holmes to make sure that the evil tide of anti-Semitism that has engulfed France will not spread. A young officer in the Foreign Office suddenly resigns from his post and enters the theater. His wife calls for help from Sherlock Holmes.
A blue-blooded snobbish English lord comes to 221B Baker Street. His much younger wife, a beautiful, independent American, has vanished and he knows she has been kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes has to find her. Three days later a terrible crime takes place and the wife is accused of it. Now she seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes.
A brilliant young Cambridge University engineer is carrying out secret research for the Admiralty. It will lead to the building of the world’s most powerful battleship, The Dreadnaught. His adventuress mother is kidnapped and having been spurned by Scotland Yard he seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes.
Could a Vampire really have taken the life of a beautiful young woman about to give birth? Could it be threatening the life of her lovely twin sister, who shows up at the door of Sherlock Holmes in the middle of the night, desperate for his help. To Dr. Watson’s surprise, the brilliant, logical, scientific detective agrees to take on the case. Someone, in the form of a vampire bat, is murdering pregnant young woman. The step-father, the local Gypsies, and the furious future mother-in-law are all suspects.
Archeological excavations at the ruined Abbey of St. Edmund unearth a sealed canister. In it is a document that has the potential to change the course of the British Empire and all of Christendom. There are some evil young men who are prepared to rob, and beat and even commit murder to keep its contents from ever becoming known.
A young street urchin, one of the Baker Street Irregulars, discovers a man’s belt and buckle under a bush in Hyde Park. He brings it to Sherlock Holmes, hoping for a reward. The buckle is unique and stunning, gleaming turquoise stones set in exquisitely carved silver; a masterpiece from the native American west. A body of an American Indian is found in a hotel room in Mayfair. Scotland Yard seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes in solving the murder. The victim is the brilliant artist that created and wore the buckle.
Fifteen hundred years ago the courageous Princess Hemamali smuggled the sacred tooth of the Buddha into Ceylon. Since that time it has never left the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, where it has been guarded and worshiped by the faithful. Now, for the first time, it is being brought to London to be part of a magnificent exhibit at the British Museum. But what if something were to happen to it? It would be a disaster for the British Empire. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and even Mycroft Holmes are called upon to prevent such a crisis. Will they prevail?
On a miserable rainy evening a desperate father enters 221B Baker Street. His daughter has been kidnapped and spirited off to North America. The evil network who have taken her have spies everywhere. If he goes to Scotland Yard they will kill her. There is only one hope – Sherlock Holmes.
Starlet O'Halloran has come to London looking for her wayward husband, Brett Steward. She seeks help from Sherlock Holmes. He refuses the case until he learns that three men have already been murdered who were connected to Starlet and Brett. Then this unlikely crew of Southerners and Londoners, and a couple of unexpected new characters, must work together to save the King and the Empire.
Dr. Watson insists on taking his friend on a short vacation to the seaside in Plymouth. Watson hopes that it will be a time for restoration of body and soul. Within hours of arriving there Sherlock Holmes is called upon to help solve a recent murder of two electrical engineers. What began as a tedious journey quickly turns into a puzzling and finally a diabolical adventure...
As a devoted Sherlockian you will most certainly be familiar with the wonderful story "A Scandal in Bohemia." History now repeats itself and Holmes and Watson find themselves in Toronto in 2014, and their client a modern version of the King of Bohemia. Yet again they must use courage and ingenuity in order to save civilization, and the Mayor, from political disaster. If you love Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy this parody of his adventure.
A terrible tragedy has taken place just outside New York City. A young man murdered his father and then went stark raving mad. Sherlock Holmes is called upon by the lad's mother to solve the crime. So Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson make their way to America. There they meet the villains of Tammany Hall and maybe - no one will ever know - a ghostly apparition the haunts the pleasant glade known as Sleepy Hollow.
A not overly attractive young woman seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes. Her husband is missing. Only a few days later the missing husband arrives, breathless, at 221B Baker Street. His wife is missing. England's greatest detective helps them. But then the mothers of both the young husband and the wife come asking for the services of Sherlock Holmes. Both of their children are missing and foul play is suspected.
This is NOT a new Sherlock Holmes Mystery. It is a Sherlockian research paper seeking answers to some very serious questions. Why did Barack Obama win in November 2012? Why did Mitt Romney lose? Pundits and political scientists have offered countless reasons. This book reveals the real reason - The Sherlock Holmes Factor.