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About I.A. Watson
I.A. Watson is an adventure, fantasy, and SF author from Yorkshire, England. Since his fiction debut in 2010 he's won several awards for writing in the pulp genre although he's still not sure what that genre actually is. He just likes to write and he likes people to read the stories he's told. The fact people pay for this sometimes is a lovely bonus.
His works include:
The World War II supernatural Saturday matinee action adventure SIR MUMPHREY WILTON AND THE LOST CITY OF MYSTERY.
The weird science exploits of THE TRANSDIMENSIONAL TRAVEL COMPANY and PREMIUM DELIVERY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH.
The historical adventure ROBIN HOOD series, KING OF SHERWOOD, ARROW OF JUSTICE, FREEDOM’S OUTLAW and FORBIDDEN LEGEND, and the collected and expanded giant compilation THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD.
Contemporary action in the modern-day retelling of BULLDOG DRUMMOND: ON POISONED GROUND.
The SF novel BLACKTHORN: DYNASTY OF MARS and the upcoming SPIRES OF MARS, and contribution to the anthology BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS
The non-fiction collection of eccentric articles and essays WHERE STORIES DWELL, and contributions to the superhero commentary volumes ASSEMBLED! and ASSEMBLED 2!
Mythological fantasy in LABOURS of HERCULES, ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON volumes 1 and 2, and the anthology WOMEN OF MYTH.
The BYZANTIUM fantasy novella series DEAD MEN’S ROAD, STONE AND FIRE, REBEL’S RUN, GHOST ARMIES, and SHATTERED BONDS.
Action-adventure novellas THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT vol 2: RACE WITH HELL and vol 3.
Award-winning contributions to SHERLOCK HOLMES: CONSULTING DETECTIVE volumes 1-14. also collected in SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERIES volumes 1 and 2, and other Sherlock Holmes tales in THE MX BOOK OF NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES - Part XIV and Part XIV, and in the novel HOLMES AND HOUDINI.
Anthology contributions to ZEPPELIN TALES, GIDEON CAIN, DEMON HUNTER, BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT vol 1, ARMLESS O’NEIL: BLOOD-PRICE OF THE MISSIONARY’S GOLD, SINBAD: THE NEW VOYAGES vol 1 & 4, MONSTER EARTH, GRAND CENTRAL NOIR, THE SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE, THE MANY WORLDS OF ULYSSES KING, PRIDE OF THE MOHICANS, LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION, THE AMAZING HARRY HOUDINI, OCCULT DETECTIVE MONSTER HUNTER: A GRIMOIRE OF ELDRITCH INQUESTS, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SEMI DUAL, ALL THESE SHINY WORLDS II, OCCULT DETECTIVE #5 AND 6, COSY AND STRANGE, SHADMOCKS & SHIVERS, SHERLOCK HOLMES & DR WAS NOT and SENTINELS: ALTERNATE VISIONS.
Other upcoming publications include the novel SIR MUMPHREY WILTON AND THE LAST PAGE and the anthology BULLDOG DRUMMOND: DISASTER ZONES.
I.A. Watson's author homepage, with some free stories and sample chapters, is at http://www.chillwater.org.uk/writing/iawatsonhome.htm
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“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”
“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
August 2nd, 1914
“His Last Bow”
On August 4th, 1914, England declared war against Germany, after the latter’s invasion of Belgium earlier that day. Just days before that, Germany had declared war on Russia and France and Luxembourg. Soon much of the world was dragged in. Europe was a tinderbox, and the fuse was lit. To anyone living in those times, it must have seemed that the world had suddenly gone mad. But in fact, the events leading to The Great War and the deaths of millions had been in the making for decades, as the European nations scrambled to outdo one another around the world in terms of escalating military might and colonial expansion, while strangling themselves with convoluted treaties and intermarried royal families.
Although just a dozen other Canonical Holmes adventures would be published after “His Last Bow”, that story, covering just a few minutes on the evening of August 2nd, 1914 — "the most terrible August in the history of the world” — was chronologically the last Canonical adventure. But even though that narrative — included in this collection — relates what Holmes and Watson were doing at the very beginning of the War, there is much more to tell….
Contained in this collection are 35 new Sherlock Holmes adventures (and 1 Canonical classic) in three companion volumes by many of today’s best Sherlockian pasticheurs, relating some of Holmes and Watson’s wartime adventures, and then telling us what happened afterwards during those years immediately following the Armistice, and on through the 1920’s.
Join Holmes and Watson as the thunderous Guns of War begin to fire, through the nightmarish years that followed, and then through the other side when the storm has cleared…. the game is afoot!
In 2009 Airship 27 Production launched its series of brand new Sherlock Holmes adventures titled “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.” Among the contributors was a British writer named I.A. Watson. Considered a good omen by the publishers to have Watson on board, that first volume became a huge success; as did the subsequent sequels.•In the past 12 years I.A. Watson’s Holmes tales have appeared in dozens of anthologies with various publishers much to the delight of his fans. He is well versed in the original Conan Doyle Canon and his stories are magnificently annotated. •In this new collection aptly called “The Incunabulum of Sherlock Holmes,” I.A. Watson delivers six imaginative stories exploring the many facets of the Great Detective and his loyal companion. Each is a rare gem chronicled by a master storyteller. We advise you make yourself comfortable, brew some tea and get ready for a wonderful reading experience as only a Watson can provide. Yes, dear readers, once again, the game is afoot.•
A young boy’s dog is cruelly slain. A British agent is murdered aboard a train and the daughter of a distinguished military officer commits suicide. These are just three of the five mysteries contained in this volume of new Sherlock Holmes adventures as offered by writers I.A. Watson, R.A. Jones, George Tackes and Jonathan Casey. Each offers the brilliant Holmes and his ever loyal companion, Dr. Watson, unique and exotic puzzles that will test their skills and bring them face to face with murder most foul.
Why do people cheat, rob and murder? Why are people tempted to commit dark deeds? These are the questions that have always plagued the great detective, Sherlock Holmes. In this, the 12th Volume of the best-selling series, Consulting Detective, he and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, take on five new cases that will challenge their intellect and lead them through the twisted minds of nefarious souls.
From chasing after a notorious confidence man to solving the death of a twin, a stolen tattoo or the murder of a bride before her wedding day, writers I.A. Watson, Barbara Doran, Fred Adams Jr. and Brad Mengel have produced truly remarkable mysteries guaranteed to keep Holmes and Watson fans up late into the night.
Once again the game is afoot!!
Now, with the release of Parts XIX, XX, and XXI, the series has grown to over 450 new Holmes adventures by nearly 200 contributors from around the world. Since the beginning, all contributor royalties go to the Stepping Stones School for special needs children at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former homes, and to date the project has raised nearly $60,000 for the school.
As has become the tradition, this new collection of 64 adventures features Holmes and Watson carrying out their masterful investigations from the early days of their friendship in Baker Street to the post-War years during Holmes's retirement. Along the way they are involved in some fascinating mysteries - some relating Untold Cases, others sequels to Canonical adventures, and a number progressing along completely unexpected lines.
Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest ... whom I have ever known."
Featuring - Thomas Burns, Harry DeMaio, Tracy Revels, Steven Philip Jones, Mark Mower, Deanna Baran, Steve Herczeg, David Marcum, Arthur Hall, Will Murray, Gayle Lange Puhl, S.F.Bennett, Kevin Thornton, Christopher Todd, Matthew J. Elliott, Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, I.A. Watson, Robert Perret, Sonia Fetherston, and Susan Knight, with a poem by Jacquelynn Morris, and forewords by John Lescroart, Roger Johnson, Lizzy Butler, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.
In 2018, MX Publishing presented Parts XI and XII of this acclaimed and ongoing series, Some Untold Cases. Now that theme is revisited with 64 new Sherlock Holmes adventures that explore those many tantalizing references to some of Holmes's other cases, as mentioned in The Canon.
"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine . . . ." - Dr. John H. Watson
So wrote Dr. Watson in "The Problem of Thor Bridge" - and ever since, Sherlockians have been seeking to know more about these tales from the legendary tin dispatch box. While Watson's original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes - and yet there will never be enough!
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.
Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known."
Each volume contains forwards by Otto Penzler, Roger Johnson, Stepping Stones School, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum, as well as stories by the following contributors:
Will Murray (2 stories), Tim Gambrell (2 stories), Craig Janacek, I.A. Watson, Jane Rubino, Paul Hiscock, Hugh Ashton, Mike Chinn, Shane Simmons, Dacre Stoker and Leverett Butts, David Marcum, Matthew J. Elliott, Paul D. Gilbert, Tracy J. Revels, Margaret Walsh, Arthur Hall, Barry Clay, Steven Philip Jones, Jan van Koningsveld, and Marcia Wilson, and a poem by John Linwood Grant
In "The Sussex Vampire", Holmes tells Watson: "This agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. The world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply." In each of the stories presented in this huge three-volume collection, Holmes approaches the varied problems with one of his favorite maxims firmly in place: ". . . . When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth . . . ." But what, exactly, is the truth?
A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, was first published in 1887. What an amazing journey the years since then have been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more!
The forty-nine stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known."
All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Part XVI – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1881-1890) features contributions by:
Derrick Belanger, Mark Sohn, Tracy J. Revels, Brenda Seabrooke, Kevin Thornton, Andrew Bryant, Josh Anderson & David Friend, David Marcum, I.A. Watson, Arthur Hall, Tim Gambrell, Shane Simmons, Bob Bishop, Mark Mower, Kelvin Jones, and Jayantika Ganguly, and with a poem by Josh Pachter, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz.
In 1887, Holmes and Watson’s first investigation as a team - A Study in Scarlet - was published. The Sign of Four followed in 1890, and then, in 1891, the world was electrified with the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the newly-formed Strand Magazine... and the world would never be the same! Through the remainder of the nineteenth Century and all the way through the twentieth, Holmes and Watson’s fame would grow. We’re now well into the twenty-first century, yet the much-loved duo are just as popular today - if not even more so.
In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring stories set within the canon’s correct time period, written by the very best of today’s Sherlockian authors from around the world. That first anthology, spread over three huge volumes, contained sixty-three stories and was the largest collection of its kind assembled at the time. Response was immediately and overwhelmingly positive, and soon there were calls from fans for additional collections.
Over 150 contributors so far have joined together from around the world to produce well over three hundred new adventures to honour Sherlock Holmes, the man described by Watson as “the best and wisest whom I have ever known.”
We now proudly present Parts XIII, XIV, and XV, three volumes which break the record of the initial triple offering, with an incredible sixty-six new adventures featuring the eternal duo Watson and Holmes.
Part XIV in the popular MX series of new Sherlock Holmes stories features contributions from Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, Mark Sohn, David Marcum, S. Subramanian, Roger Riccard, Marcia Wilson, Tracy J. Revels, Arthur Hall, GC Rosenquist, Edwin A. Enstrom, Jayantika Ganguly, C.H. Dye, Matthew Booth, Stephen Herczeg, Geri Schear, Liz Hedgecock, Carl Heifetz, Gayle Lange Puhl, Harry DeMaio, I.A. Watson, and Thomas A Burns, Jr., with forewords from David Marcum, Will Thomas, Roger Johnson, Steve Emecz, Melissa Grigsby and a poem by Jacquelynn Morris.
Their war to free this strange new world from oppression won’t be easy: Arrayed against them are the four tyrannical First Men--masters of magic and technology alike--the dreaded Sorcerers of Mars!
BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS is a post-apocalyptic adventure saga in the spirit of "Thundarr the Barbarian" and "John Carter of Mars," featuring original stories by New Pulp luminaries Mark Bousquet, Joe Crowe, Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Van Allen Plexico, Sean Taylor, and I. A. Watson, and illustrated by Chris Kohler.
"Original, entertaining, action-packed!" --Wayne Reinagel, author of the Pulp Heroes and Modern Marvels novels.