Review: The Case of the Misplaced Models by Tessa Barding

Improbable Press, recently acquired as an imprint by Clan Destine Press, has released two new books already under the new banner. I’ve reviewed the first – A Question of Time, a collection of 50 short stories with illustrations – and have just finished this new novel by Tessa Barding. The Case of the Misplaced Models takes place in a contemporary […]

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Review: A Question of Time by Jamie Ashbird

Improbable Press, recently acquired by Clan Destine Press, has come of of its new gate with two new books: A Question of Time by Jamie Ashbird, illustrated by Janet Anderton, and The Case of the Misplaced Models by Tessa Barding. A Question of Time is the third in IP’s 221B series (which began with my own A Dream to Build […]

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2018: My writing year – and my year to come: 2019

On the brink of a new year, I’m looking back on 2018 with satisfaction and maybe a smidge of exhaustion. 2019 looks to be just as full of writing challenges and delights! In case you missed anything, I’ve summarised my writing year below – and teased with some of my upcoming projects for 2019! Thank you all for your support […]

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Quintette of Questions: K. Caine

Today I ask five questions of Holmesian romance writer, K. Caine: K. Caine 1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title? The title is A Study in Velvet and Leather– and surprisingly, this is one of the titles that I agonised over the least! The perfect title, for me, is evocative and visual, […]

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Review: A Study in Velvet and Leather by K. Caine

The second volume in Improbable Press’s 221b Series (the first was my own A Dream to Build A Kiss On) is the splended A Study in Velvet and Leather, due for release on 1 December 2018. An advance review copy was coaxed into my greedy little fingers, though, and promptly gobbled up. K. Caine may have written a female Sherlock […]

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Now out: Sherlock Holmes: Beyond the Canon Volume 1

Now that the Kickstarter has been successfully completed, Belanger Books’ 3-volume Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon – an anthology of sequels to canon Holmes stories– is now available. In the first volume is my contribution, “A Gentleman’s Disgagreement” – a sequel to “The Blue Carbuncle”. Buy Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon volume 1 Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the […]

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Kickstarter – Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon

I mentioned a few posts ago that a new Kickstarter was about to launch to fund an anthology of sequels to original Arthur Conan Doyle stories from the Sherlock Holmes canon. The  Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon Kickstarter campaign was launched on 1 August 2018, and it’s already been fully funded. But that’s no reason to light a pipe, […]

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Sherlock Holmes news: an audiobook and a Kickstarter

I have two excellent bits of news about some of my Sherlock Holmes short fiction! An audiobook of a recent anthology is now out and a different anthology is launching through Kickstarter in August! Audiobook A while ago, the anthology Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot was published, featuring stories about Holmes and Watson in alternative universe settings. My […]

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Review: My Dearest Holmes by Rohase Piercy

In 1988,  author Rohase Piercy did something remarkable and controversial. She published a book in which Dr John Watson was in love with Sherlock Holmes. (Whether Holmes reciprocates is the grand question of much of the rest of the book.) Boy, did some people find that idea challenging. The Daily Mail seemed to think it would cause the fall of […]

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