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Aberystwyth Mon Amour - Malcolm Pryce

Aberystwyth Mon Amour is a light hearted pastiche of the Philip Marlowe novels written by Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep and so on.  It’s set in Aberystwyth, a remote town on the west coast of Wales, and replaces Chandler’s mafia with the druids, and his hard liquor with ice cream cornets and ninety nines! 472 more words

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Writing Poetry

I must on with the poems again, to work on the meter and rhyme,
And all I ask is a thick pad and a pencil to write in time: 165 more words


The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part 1

It’s beginning to make me cross, now: you would expect that someone who’s not English, not British, who doesn’t speak British English, who’s not familiar with nineteenth century English history, and who wanted to write a story set in Victorian London would at least pass a draft of it to someone who was more familiar with those places and times and say, “Please would you read this for me and tell me if I’ve made any glaring errors?” So, why the hell don’t they? 600 more words

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Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose (Mrs Hudson 2) by Martin Davies

The other mastermind in 221b…

:D :D :D :D :D

Two clients turn up at Sherlock Holmes’ rooms in 221b Baker Street – a woman whose son-in-law has gone missing, and a representative of the Home Office who is concerned for the safety of the Malabar Rose, a priceless ruby gifted to the Queen with the condition that it is put on public display. 610 more words

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Holmes for the Holidays

I just finished writing “The Adventure of the Missing Irregular,” a Christmas-themed Holmes story that will be published in the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part 5, a holiday story collection coming out later this year. 48 more words

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The Maven & The Teacher: Tales from the Tabletop - Episode 5: Designer Features

This is our fifth episode, where we cover some favourite designers; we also have our Hidden Gem segment, as well as introducing our Game of the Week segment today. 131 more words