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Sherlock Holmes Enter the Realms of H.G. Wells and More Christmas Gift Ideas from Our Author Friends at MX Publishing!

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There are still plenty of shopping days left til Christmas, especially for those with Amazon Prime.  We have a few more great gift ideas for the mystery lover in your life.  Let's start out with a two volume anthology which was the most successful Kickstarter from Belanger Books!

Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells  This two volume collection of short stories combining traditional Sherlock Holmes pastiches with the fantastic worlds of H.G. Wells is sure to be a big hit with both mystery fans and sci-fi lovers alike.  
The World's Greatest Detective in the Realms of the Master of Science Fiction! Imagine Holmes trying to solve the case of an invisible man attacking London - matching wits with a traveler from out of time - tracking down a human/feline hybrid - using his deductive skills to help fight Martian and lunar invaders! These are just some of the stories included in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells.  This one-of-a-kind two volum…

'Tis the Season for Sherlock Holmes and Other Children's Books!

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Happy Holidays everyone!  Nothing is more appreciated as a a gift than a great book. For your holiday shopping, we wanted to highlight some goodies from the Belanger Books catalog. We will be posting blog updates from or own catalog as well as some books from our friends over the next few weeks. The first entry was for our own Sherlock Holmes books. This entry focuses on our children's books.

Sherlock Holmes Children's Books We are best known for our line of Sherlock Holmes books. Here are some suggestions for the mystery lover of any age!

The MacDougall Twins with Sherlock Holmes Series
What happens when two ten year old twin detectives team up with Sherlock Holmes? Find out in the MacDougall Twins with Sherlock Holmes series! This series has been called, "great for introducing kids to Sherlock Holmes and his methods for solving mysteries. The Belanger brothers have evoked the period beautifully," (5 star review by Paula Berinstein).  You can start the series at any…

Friends of the Belanger Brothers: David Marcum

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Hello and Happy Holidays! Over the next few weeks, we'll be spotlighting some of our favorite authors who we've been fortunate enough to work with. First and foremost is our good friend David Marcum.



A few months ago, I was having dinner with a friend and mentioned that Derrick and I were about to launch our Kickstarter campaign for The Papers of Solar Pons. I told him how excited we were to be working with Arkham House on the project, and that all the new stories were written by David Marcum.
"YOU KNOW DAVID MARCUM?!?" My friend was shocked. "I love his stuff! He's one of the best Sherlockian writers out there!"
David is a well-known Sherlockian author whose pastiches closely mirror the style and tone of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. His passion for the canon and his precise attention to detail made him a natural choice when it came to finding an editor for our anthologies. How passionate, you ask? One time, I asked David if …

'Tis the Season for Sherlock Holmes!

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Happy Holidays everyone!  Nothing is more appreciated as a a gift than a great book. For your holiday shopping, we wanted to highlight some goodies from the Belanger Books catalog. We will be posting blog updates from or own catalog as well as some books from our friends over the next few weeks. The first entry is for our own Sherlock Holmes books. Our next entry will focus on our children's books.

Sherlock Holmes We are best known for our line of Sherlock Holmes books. Here are some suggestions for the mystery lover.

Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street For those who want to start at the beginning, here is a collection of new stories highlighting some of Holmes's earliest cases.

221b Baker Street! Just the mention of those words is enough to suggest mystery and adventure and heroism. Over many years, this humble London address was the destination of so many people – clients and policemen, the rich and the poor, those needing help and those with a secret. This famed location i…

Sherlock Holmes Meets H.G. Wells, New Solar Pons Now Available on Amazon and Blurb, and a Great Halloween Holmes Anthology from MX Publishing!

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Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells Now Available on Kickstarter
Imagine Holmes trying to solve the case of an invisible man attacking London - matching wits with a traveler from out of time - tracking down a human/feline hybrid - using his deductive skills to help fight Martian and lunar invaders! These are just some of the stories included in the new anthology Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells.

For this two volume collection of stories, we asked authors to tie Sherlock Holmes in with characters from at least one H.G. Wells story. Wells, though a writer of the fantastic, always tried to ground his writing in the possibilities of science.  The results are astounding!

Read how Holmes deals with characters and scenarios from:


The War of the WorldsThe Island of Dr. MoreauThe First Men in the MoonThe Time MachineThe Invisible ManThe New AcceleratorThe Man Who Could Work MiraclesThe Country of the BlindAnd many more!! You can get this anthology in h…

Sherlock Holmes Fans Rejoice! Solar Pons is Back!! Available on Kickstarter!

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Sherlock Holmes Fans Rejoice! Solar Pons is Back!! That's right! Belanger Books and Arkham House Publishers are proud to announce that The Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street is back in twelve new stories written by Sherlockian scribe David Marcum.  “It is with great pleasure & excitement to announce this news; The Derleth Solar Pons character will be coming back to life in the 21st Century!” said Danielle Hackett and Damon Derleth, co-owners of Arkham House Publishers Inc., in a joint statement. The book, The Papers of Solar Pons is now available on Kickstarter in paperback, hardcover, and e-book editions. 
Who is Solar Pons? Solar Pons was a detective character created by August Derleth in the 1920s to act as a continuation of Sherlock Holmes. Derleth, who famously created Arkham House Publishing to preserve the writings of his friend, author HP Lovecraft, had corresponded with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, asking whether Doyle would be providing any new Holmes adventures. When Doyle …

The Little That Remains... The Death (and Resurrection?) of Twin Peaks and Sherlock Holmes

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This article contains spoilers for both the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and the television show Twin Peaks, up through and including the end of both of these series.Read on at your own peril…
"Is it future or is it past?"
--- The Man From Another Place, Twin Peaks

“A few words may suffice to tell the little that remains.” --- John Watson, The Final Problem


BRIAN:  There is nobody alive today who knows what it was like to read Doyle’s “The Final Problem” when it was first published.According to all accounts, the shockwaves that this story sent throughout that era’s pop culture were devastating.Holmes was dead!Sherlock Holmes --- the Great Detective, champion of the oppressed, the one person who could always be counted on to solve the crime and bring justice to the wronged, be they privileged or poor.His stories had regaled the readers of The Strand magazine for years; had become a very part of those readers’ lives; and now, those readers learned to their d…