Huge New Sherlock Holmes Anthology

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Today, the Radio Times announced the upcoming publication of a new Sherlock Holmes anthology that will contain a record-breaking 60 stories and be published in three volumes. Two of the contributors are Babes Lyndsay Faye and Amy Thomas, who both got a mention in the article. The project is being spearheaded by veteran author David Marcum and will be published by MX Publishing. All proceeds of the book will be go toward the restoration of Undershaw by its new owners, who plan to make Doyle’s study available to the public once it’s been restored.

Huge New Sherlock Holmes Anthology

                                      Today, the Radio Times announced the upcoming publication of a new Sherlock Holmes anthology that will contain a record-breaking 60 stories and be published in three volumes. Two of the contributors are Babes Lyndsay Faye and Amy Thomas,… Read More »

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