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Call for Stories! Belanger Books is Accepting Submissions for Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons Anthologies!

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Hi everyone,

Belanger Books is accepting submissions for two exciting new anthologies, one will be a collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories and the other is a collection of new Solar Pons stories. Both books will be edited by the great David Marcum the author of The Papers of Solar Pons, New Adventures of the Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street and the editor of the Belanger Books anthologies Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street, Holmes Away From Holmes: Adventures from the Great Hiatus Volume 1, and Holmes Away From Holmes: Adventures from the Great Hiatus Volume 2.  If you are an author or aspiring author, please consider submitting to either of these anthologies.  See the submission guidelines below.

Anthology #1 - Sherlock Holmes: Canonical Sequels
Continuing the success of recent Belanger Books Sherlock Holmes anthologies, “Holmes Away from Home” and “Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street”, both edited by David Marcum, stories are now being solicited for a new anthology that will …

'Tis the Season for Sherlock Holmes Novellas, Hardcover editions of Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells, and Books From our Friends at MX Publishing

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This is our last blog entry on gift ideas for the Sherlockian in your life.  Do you have someone who enjoys a quick read? Prefers a short book to a long one?  How about trying out a Sherlock Holmes novella! We have two great reads to offer you.

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Peculiar Provenance
Winter, 1890.

A deep freeze has fallen upon London, and its citizens remain huddled indoors.

But the cogs of the criminal underworld never stop turning, and Holmes and Watson find themselves embroiled in a crime that rocks the centre of the art world.

Sir Wellington is disturbed in the middle of the night, apprehending a thief attempting to steal his rare and valuable 14th portrait of King Edward III.

In the kerfuffle that follows, the painting is set ablaze and the thief escapes.

When the police track down the criminal to take him to the station, he is fatally shot by an unknown assailant.

But the labyrinth of deceit grows even more impenetrable, as the painting’s provenance is calle…

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…