October 1893.  The Great Hiatus.

The world believes Holmes died defeating Professor James Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, but the war to stop the evil genius’ criminal empire rages on. Dr. John H. Watson discovers a link between the murder of Birdy Edwards from The Valley of Fear and the Jack the Ripper killings that might have been known to Sherlock Holmes.  Meanwhile Holmes races to prevent the assassination of the Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad in Khartoum that threatens the world’s fragile peace.

This new short story appears in The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXIII: Some More Untold Cases: 1888 – 1894. This new edition of the popular anthology series from MX Publishing is now available and includes three volumes edited by master Sherlockian David Marcum that also covers The Great Detective’s career from 1877-1887 (Part XXII) and 1895-1903 (Part XXVI).

According to MX Publishing: “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene in 2015 featuring adventures written by many of the world’s leading Sherlockian authors, and since then its popularity has continued to grow.” 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, currently the home of Stepping Stones School, a school for children with special needs.

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