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Mystery Series

The Early Casefiles of Sherlock Holmes

The Adverture of the Murdered Midwife -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

CIBA award

First Place, CIBA Mystery and Mayhem Category

Case 1: The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife

Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective...
Scandal rocked the Holmes family. 

Only weeks into his first year at Eton, Sherlock ’s father calls him and his brother back to Underbyrne, the ancestral estate. Mrs. Holmes has been accused of murder. Not only had the village midwife been found in the estate’s garden with a pitchfork in her back, Mrs. Holmes had argued with her about some of her practices just days before. The midwife’s husband demands justice and will not be satisfied until Mrs. Holmes is convicted. Can Sherlock and his family collect and unravel the evidence in the short time available to save her from the gallows?

[Dr.] Sherwood-Fabre’s attention to detail and vivid prose are on full display in this delightful look at the evolution of a young Sherlock Holmes.
–Book Life Prize

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The Adverture of the Murdered Gypsy -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Case 2: The Adventure of the Murdered Gypsy

Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective...

Murder followed the arrival of unexpected guests to the Holmes family estate.

Shortly after one of Uncle Ernest’s old acquaintances joins the extended Holmes family for the holidays, a dead man is found in the barn, but this is only the beginning of the disruptions. Sherlock’s young cousin reports hearing footsteps outside the nursery, the family learns that their guests are not who they appear, and Mycroft suddenly falls head-over-heels in love. Are there more murders to come, or will Sherlock prevent them by determine how a body materialized in the barn?

A multifaceted and convincing addition to Sherlock-ian lore.
-Kirkus Reviews

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The Advertures of the Deceased Scholar -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Case 3: The Adventure of the Deceased Scholar

Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective...
The discovery of two bodies disrupted the 1868 Oxford-Cambridge boat race.

When Mycroft Holmes identifies the body of a drowning victim, the Holmes family is drawn into a scandal that could destroy not only the deceased’s name, but their reputation as well. Sherlock and his family have only a few days before the coroner’s inquest to explain Lord Phillips' demise. If it is ruled a suicide, the Phillips family assets will be returned to the Crown, leaving them destitute. Should that happen, Miss Phillips, the victim’s sister, has threatened to drag Mycroft’s good name through the mire as well. Will Sherlock be able determine what happened before more than one family is destroyed?

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Thrillers

Saving Hope --

Saving Hope
Steve Berry, NYT Bestselling author, describes Saving Hope as “a tantalizing premise that toys with the most basic of emotions—a parent’s drive to save their child.”

In one of Siberia's formerly closed cities, Alexandra Pavlova, an unemployed microbiologist, struggles to save her daughter’s life. When she turns to Vladimir, her oldest friend, for help, she's drawn into Russia’s underworld. His business dealings with the Iranians come to the attention of Sergei Borisov, an FSB (formerly the KGB) agent. Alexandra finds herself joining forces with Sergei to stop the export of a deadly virus in a race to save both her daughter and the world.

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Non-Fiction

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes:

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes:
Essays on Victorian England
Volume One

Step back to 1895 England.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are full of references to everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first century reader running to the reference shelf. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen’s clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system. These short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the significance of “Dr.” in front of “Watson,” the importance of segregating the queen bee, and the dispute over the delivery of letters addressed to 221B Baker Street. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world’s most famous consulting detective.

“[Dr.] Sherwood-Fabre’s…extensive research…brings to life a society which we have only dreamed of.”
–Steve Mason, The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, a Sherlock Holmes Scion Society

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The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes:
Essays on Victorian England
Volume Two

Fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian England, and history in general will all find interesting tidbits to carry away.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle references many everyday Victorian activities and aspects that are lost on the twenty-first century reader. These short essays provide modern readers a better understanding of Victorian England and greater insight into the world of Sherlock Holmes. His cases take on richer meaning when the reader grasps the subtleties of such details as the blue ribbon mentioned in "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box," the doss houses Shinwell Johnson knew about, or how one contracted brain fever. 

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We have had the privilege of publishing Liese’s essays in our Sherlockian E-Times each month for the past few years…[and] have, personally, always found her essays to be both entertaining and informative as well as very well-researched. 
Editor, The Sherlockian E-Times


Liese Sherwood-Fabre’s essays on life in Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian world…provide insight into topics that are referred to in the Holmes stories. 
Editor, Groans, Cries, and Bleatings

   
The Advertures of the Deceased Scholar -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes:
Essays on Victorian England
Volume Three

“[P]repare to delve into a charming set of illustrated guidebooks to Holmes and his 1895 London.”
          - Carole Nelson Douglas, Bestselling Author

This third collection of essays provides additional insights into English life of the late 1800s. During this era, gas and electric lights appeared, the telephone made its debut (although Holmes seemed to prefer the telegram), and the gramophone recorded Sherlock playing his own Stradivarius violin. Holmes enjoyed attending the opera at Covent Garden, reviewing the agony columns, and keeping his own scrapbooks. Watson treated patients with brandy, while yellow fever and diabetes affected populations. And murderers included jellyfish, snakes, and the Italian-American import of the Carbonari. In all, twenty-four articles address aspects of everyday Victorian life from the mundane (cardboard) to the singular (the Crown Jewels)—a little something for everyone.

As an added bonus, the volume includes a reprint of Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s Baker Street Journal article on “Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon.”

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Villains, Victims, and Violets: Agency and Feminism in the Original Sherlock Holmes Canon

Twenty-nine authors examine Holmes’ world through the lives of the women who lived in it: the villains driven astray; the victims he rescued; and the strong, pivotal Violets from his most unforgettable cases. 
Villains, Victims, and Violets pulls back the curtain on their private spaces, revealing their “proper”—and not so proper—place in a man’s world at the dusk of the 19th century.  

This is essential scholarship—not only to understand the Victorians but to see why the Canon remains so powerful in the 21st century! Highly recommended."
-  Leslie S. Klinger, editor, New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

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Bake, Love, Write

Bake, Love, Write:
105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing 

What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes—selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review—with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever received on love and writing.

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Clean and Wholesome

Reindeer Wars -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Reindeer Wars

Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”

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Virtual Harmony and Other Short, Sweet Romances -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Virtual Harmony and Other Short, Sweet Romances
Love can bloom in infinite ways.

These eleven short romances follow love through cute meets to taking friendship to the next level to rekindling a marriage. Feelings can be sparked by an errant computer file, a hunt for diamonds, or even a fortune teller's tale. All that is needed is to open one's heart to let it in.
Search, find, and deepen love along the way in these sweet romances.

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Short Story Collection

Watch Him Fall” in MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume XXII

Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases – The Giant Rat of Sumatra . . . The Abernetty Tragedy . . . The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, once again MX Publishing brings us sixty-four of these adventures in three simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes.

“Watch Him Fall”
(Based on the Camberwell Poisoning Case from “The Five Orange Pips”)

A mob of angry investors, an empty hole beneath the floorboards, and a pocket watch.

When Holmes discovers his faithful landlady has lost her investment in the Tasmanian Gold Mining Company, he and Watson spring into action.  Threatened with the loss of their beloved 221B Baker Street, they must follow the clues to catch the swindler, who’s on the run with his ill-gotten gains.  Can the Great Detective catch the thief, or will all three be living on the streets?

"[Dr. Sherwood-Fabre] knows her Holmes characterization, and her stories do not disappoint."

Available November 2020 from MXPublishing

   
Curious Incidents

Curious Incidents:
More Improbable Adventures

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle’s inimitable detective, has found a new life among modern audiences.

In Curious Incidents, 15 authors of horror and mystery have come together to create a unique anthology of stories where the great detective and his stalwart companion venture into alternate universes, histories, and futures to solve puzzling cases of the paranormal far beyond the bounds of imagination. Liese Sherwood-Fabre’s tale of “The Case of the Tainted Blood” gives us a world-weary Holmes and Watson living as vampyres and called to investigate a vicious murder of one of their fellow night creatures.

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Corazones -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Corazones

A collection of three award-winning literary short stories exploring the impact of love. “A Stranger in the Village,” nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize, describes how the arrival of a young woman into a Mexican mountain village changed sixteen-year-old Hector forever. “Sacrifice” offers an Aztec tale of political intrigue and love. In "Curandera" Doña Rosa assists the lovelorn through the heartache of passion and infidelity.
What they are saying about one story:

“[‘A Stranger in the Village’] reminds us how our lives may be in the hands of people who come and go, moving on to destinations that call them powerfully away from us – and how, in their wake, we return to our lives but find a different order we are somehow compelled to live with. What a fine and engaging story” 
—Phil Hey, editor, Briar Cliff Review

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Boxed-Sets

Reindeer Wars -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes, Volumes One and Two Box Set

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first-century reader to consult their reference books. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen's clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.

These forty-eight short essays, gathered together from the first two volumes of "The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes" series, explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories. Readers gain modern-day insight into the nineteenth-century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the Victorian wedding, and the treatment of brain fever. Discover the pleasures of the circus, the Turkish bath, and beekeeping. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world's most famous consulting detective.

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Audiobooks

Reindeer Wars -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

Sherlock Holmes must solve three cases that carry him into the unnatural: the disappearance of the Baker Street Irregulars, the true identity of a Great War veteran, and a vampyre’s grisly death. He must cross into the worlds of the Grimm Brothers and Bram Stoker to unravel the mysteries confronting him. Can Holmes’ conventional methods still function in the unconventional world?

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Free Reads

An Unconventional Holmes: Three Unnatural Cases

Sherlock Holmes must solve three cases that carry him into the unnatural: the disappearance of the Baker Street Irregulars, the true identity of a Great War veteran, and a vampyre’s grisly death. He must cross into the worlds of the Grimm Brothers and Bram Stoker to unravel the mysteries confronting him. Can Holmes’ conventional methods still function in the unconventional world?

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Reindeer Wars -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

Debate With A Vampire

When Allison meets a stranger at the annual party in Dracula’s castle in Romania, she finds herself the debate of her life.

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Virtual Harmony and Other Short, Sweet Romances -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

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Sweet Revenge

George Henley wants revenge on his ex-wife and ex-business partner. But is the hit man’s price more than he bargained for? 

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A Grimm Holmes -- Liese Sherwood Fabre

A Grimm Holmes: Tales by the Crew of the Barque Lone Star

The world's most famous detective solves cases from 
Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm

The Crew of the Barque Lone Star was founded as a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars in April, 1970. Through the years, the society has been home for many authors of fiction, Sherlockian criticism, and other non-fiction pieces. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Crew has prepared this compilation of new cases for Sherlock and Watson. Liese Sherwood-Fabre's story involves the sudden disappearance of Sherlock's gang of ruffians, the Baker Street Irregulars. He, Watson, and Wiggins - the Irregulars' leader - must find them before the trail grows cold and they are lost forever.

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A Glimmer of Hope

A Grimmer Holmes:
Tales by the Crew of the Barque Lone Star

The world's most famous detective solves cases from Mother Goose
and the Brothers Grimm

The Crew of the Barque Lone Star was founded as a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars in April, 1970. Through the years, the society has been home for many authors of fiction, Sherlockian criticism, and other non-fiction pieces. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Crew has prepared this compilation of even more new cases for Sherlock and Watson. Liese Sherwood-Fabre's story involves the return of a soldier from World War I. His wife enlists Holmes in helping to prove the man is not her husband.

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The Canon, Five Lines at a Time

The Canon, Five Lines at a Time

The Crew of the Barque Lone Star was founded as a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars in April, 1970. Through the years, the society has been home for many authors of fiction, Sherlockian criticism, and other non-fiction pieces. In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Crew has prepared this compilation of poetic meditations on Sherlock and Watson.

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