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A Special Christmas Sherlock Holmes Collection on Kickstarter; Call for Submissions to THREE Sherlock Holmes anthologies; Free Sherlock Holmes eBook; In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Now Available on Amazon

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Hi everyone,As always, we have a packed blog update today including our latest Kickstarter project, calls for submissions to three Sherlock Holmes anthologies,  free Sherlock Holmes eBook, and our latest Sherlock Holmes book now available on Amazon.Sherlock Holmes: A Three-Pipe Christmas
A perfect gift for the holidays!  Sherlock Holmes: A Three-Pipe Christmas features three classic tales -- The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Unique Hamlet by Vincent Starrett, both starring the Great Detective himself, Sherlock Holmes.  Plus -- The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians by August Derleth, featuring fan-favorite sleuth Solar Pons!

Each story is fully illustrated with brand-new artwork especially created for this collection.  The anthology includes new essays on the importance of each story by noted Baker Street Irregulars such as Susan Rice (sadly, one of her last pieces before passing beyond the Reichenbach in September, 2020), Randall Stock, Shannon Carl…

CALL for SUBMISSIONS to Two NEW Sherlock Holmes anthologies (and a Solar Pons journal), FREE Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detective eBook; Beyond the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes now on Kickstarter; Gothic Mystery Not Forgetting Adele on Indiegogo; the Latest MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories; R.I.P. Miss Sherlock

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Hi everyone,
As always this is a packed blog update. We've got a FREE Sherlock Holmes eBook (Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detectives Volume Two), a CALL for SUBMISSIONS to TWO new Sherlock Holmes anthologies as well as the latest volume of The Pontine Dossier: Millenium Edition, two Kickstarter projects, and Not Forgetting Adele on Indiegogo.Let's start with the crowdfunding.
Beyond the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

This special three-volume edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes reprints each one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's cases from that classic collection, and then goes a step further.  Each original tale is paired with an all-new sequel, spinning our hero off into plots and directions that Sir Arthur may never have considered.  
In many cases, years have passed by since the events of the canon.  Holmes and Watson find that people change.  New facts are uncovered.  Some characters aren't as dead as one might have assumed!
Intriguingly, many stories have multiple…

FREE Sherlock Holmes Steampunk eBook, Big Bonuses Added to The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes, Author Interview with Thaddeus Tuffentsamer on The Further Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

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Hi everyone,
We have another exciting entry for you, featuring an interview with Thaddeus Tuffentsamer on his latest Sherlock Holmes story collection, The Further Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes. We also have this week's free Sherlock Holmes eBook -  Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk, Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours But first, we have an update on our current crowdfunding projects.On Indiegogo, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continues to be a success, surpassing its funding goal. We still have a few stretch goals to reach before the campaign ends. Check it out by CLICKING HERE.The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes is getting closer and closer to reaching its funding goal. To help the project cross the finish line, we've decided to make it so that all backers of the game receive ALL of the STRETCH GOALS!!!!That means, if you back the project, you will get:1. The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes
2. The Reichenbach Challenge Game
3. The …

Free Solar Pons eBook! Author Interview with Dean Wilkinson on The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Makes Goal on Indiegogo

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Hi everyone,
We are more than halfway through August, and therefore, more than halfway through our campaigns for The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes on Kickstarter and In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on Indiegogo. Both campaigns are doing great with In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson already past its initial funding goal, and The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes at 85% of its goal. In today's blog post, we have an author interview with Dean Wilkinson, the creator of The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes as well as a FREE Solar Pons eBook! 
Author Interview with Dean WilkinsonDean Wilkinson has been a comedy writer for over 30 years in platforms such as TV, radio, stage, books, comics, console games and apps. Dean has written for myriad console games. Amongst the big names he scribed scripts for are Stephen Fry on Little Big Planet, Matt Berry on Worms: Revolution and John Cleese on Smart As.
I interviewed Dean, via email, about his work on The Great game of …

FREE Sherlock Holmes eBook of the Week,In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Now on Indiegogo, PLUS The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes Advances on Kickstarter!

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Hi everyone,It is a busy August for Belanger Books! We currently have three Sherlock Holmes related crowdfunding campaigns. On Kickstarter we have the new card game The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes as well as a campaign for two Sherlock Holmes Advent Calendars. We also are running our first ever Indiegogo campaign for the anthology In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo allows us to run a crowdfunding campaign that is a charity fundraiser. In this case, we are raising funds for the Beacon Society. Read more about the campaign below:
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.WatsonBelanger Books is proud to present a collection of seventeen all new Sherlock Holmes stories written specifically for young adults. The anthology contains some of the best known Sherlockian authors as well as first time young adult authors.The story collection is written by professional writers such as David Marcum (The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories), Chris…

Introducing Our First Sherlock Holmes Game, Now on Kickstarter! PLUS a FREE Sherlock Holmes eBook and a Sherlock Holmes Advent Calendar

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Introducing The Great Game of Sherlock HolmesHi everyone,
I want to start this blog post with exciting news! Now on Kickstarter is the first ever Sherlock Holmes game from Belanger Books. The Great Game of Sherlock Holmes is an easy to learn card game similar to Pokemon and Top Trumps. It is fast paced, fun, and features all 60 stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon!

Each card covers one story and features a vintage illustration originally published in London's Strand Magazine.    
There's a brief synopsis of each crime-cracking chronicle which will jog the memories of lifelong Sherlockians, or provide an exciting first dip into Holmes's adventures for newcomers.  A vast and exhilarating universe of deduction and master storytelling -- still years ahead of its time -- will fall open for you! 

Game Play is simple. Each player is given an equal number of random cards.  All players pick the top card from their own piles.
Player One selects the highest ranking statistic from the card…

FREE SOLAR PONS eBooks in Honor of Steven White, Three Books in The Great Detective Universe Series Now Available, an Amazing New Sherlock Holmes Game on Kickstarter, PLUS an Incredible Book from MX Publishing on the Great Jeremy Brett

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Hello everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that I start this blog post in memorial to Steven White. Steve passed away peacefully but suddenly on July 7th. Many of you know Steve as the reader on the Belanger Books audio books. So loved were his audio renditions that fans wrote to us saying that Steven White was now, in their minds, the voice of Solar Pons.

Steve and I became friends via email and Facebook. He was a jolly bloke who loved sharing a witty pun. He had a big heart and enjoyed helping kids and also giving away free copies of his audio books so that everyone could appreciate his Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons renditions, no matter their income level.

In honor of Steve, for the next five days we are offering free eBooks of the first two Solar Pons books. Also, Steve's step-daughter, Amy Holden, has set up a charitable giving page on JustGiving. All donations go to Success4All, a charity whose mission is to stop educational inequality. As a special education teacher myself, thi…