Sherlock Holmes: The Centurion Papers — a BRAND NEW SERIES of canonical Sherlock Holmes stories — is coming very soon.
The manuscript edits are complete on the first four stories, and Rhys Aneurin is putting the final touches to the covers.
The Devil’s Mark
London is ablaze with horror! A plague of ghastly deaths sweeps the capital, seemingly unrelated except for a strange tattoo found on the body of each victim – the mark of Satan. As a God-fearing mania engulfs the city, Sherlock Holmes must hunt the villain responsible for wreaking terror on its dark streets – a hunt that will bring him face to face with the devil himself.
The Scorched Earth
An old soldier haunted by the ghosts of war in Africa, a vengeful enemy hellbent on righting the wrongs of the Empire, and an island hiding the darkest of secrets… Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are in a race against time to solve the brutal mystery of the Scorched Earth – before an entire family is murdered.
The Willowden Sirens
Edwardian society is utterly bewitched by sensational photographs of fairies at play in a country idyll. But when a high-ranking diplomat is found dead in that very garden, Sherlock Holmes is called upon to solve the murder. Even as the evidence suggests the victim was killed by fairies, can Holmes finally expose the truth… however dark it might be.
The M League
Professor Moriarty is dead, but his legacy of evil lives on… Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are woken by the most macabre delivery to Baker Street – a boy left for dead, with the letter M scored into his back. He is the first of many victims, and Holmes will be next unless he can put an end to the most dangerous network of criminals ever assembled – a network that stretches to the very highest echelons of society…
With the audiobook to Hudson James & the Baker Street Legacy coming very soon, we talked to its brilliant narrator, Stephen Doyle, about the pleasures and perils of narrating and producing an audiobook – from finding the voices of the characters to avoiding stomach gurgles…
We can’t recommend this enough. Screenwriter and novelist John August narrates a fascinating audio-diary into the process of publishing a book – from the ideas stage, to getting an agent and publisher, to getting it printed, and then the big launch itself. A really entertaining and informative guide for any writer.
We have completed the first FOUR short stories in our new series of canonical Sherlock Holmes adventures, based on Dr Watson’s secret packet of Centurion Papers, rescued from a damp bank vault in the Strand.
Our favourite artist Rhys Aneurin (www.rhysaneurin.com) is working on the covers as we write this post. As soon as the artwork is ready, all four stories will be available on Amazon, from just 99p!