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SHERLOCKIAN PASTICHE, PARODY, AND PLAYS
Pastiche by Denis O. Smith (The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes)
Pastiche and Plays by David Stuart Davies
Other Pastiche
Sherlockian Parodies

 

THE CHRONICLES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Denis O. Smith

Denis O. Smith's incredibly popular series of The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes are all available from Calabash Press. Hailed by critics and readers alike as some of the finest Sherlockian pastiche around, these titles are sure to please.

VOLUME ONE

ISBN: 1-899562-36-2 (Paperback only); 149pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

includes: 'The Adventure of the Purple Hand', 'The Adventure of the Unseen Traveller', 'The Adventure of the Zodiac Plate'.

 

 

 

VOLUME TWO

ISBN: 1-899562-60-5 (Paperback only); 180pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

includes: 'The Secret of Shoreswood Hall', 'The Adventure of the Green Umbrella', 'The Adventure of the Christmas Visitor'.

 

 

 

VOLUME THREE

ISBN: 1-899562-87-7 (Paperback); 146pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

 


includes: 'The Adventure of the Lost Seven', 'The Adventure of the Old School Friend', 'The Adventure of the Silver Buckle', 'The Adventure of Juniper Cottage'.
 

 

VOLUME FOUR

ISBN: 1-55310-041-7 (Paperback); 237pp
PRICE: Cdn$26.00 / US$21.00 / £13.00 (Postage Code A)

ISBN: 1-55310-040-9 (Hardback); 237pp
PRICE: Cdn$42.00 / US$31.00 / £19.50 (Postage Code B)

When Sherlock Holmes is consulted by an Infantry Captain, who, on his return from the war in Afghanistan, is ignored and shunned by friends and acquaintances in his home village—where he has been liked and respected all his life—a tale of betrayal and murder begins to unfold. Such is the scenario for 'The Adventure of the Willow Pool', the centrepiece of this, the fourth collection of The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes.

You are invited to follow Holmes in this new adventure, and those of 'The Adventure of the Von Strauffhausen Papers', 'The North Walk Mystery', and 'The Adventure of the Yellow Glove'.

 

PASTICHE AND PLAYS BY DAVID STUART DAVIES

THE SHADOW OF THE RAT

ISBN: 1-899562-70-2 (Hardback); 161pp
PRICE: Cdn$40.00 / US$30.00 / £19.00 (Postage Code A)

ISBN: 1-899562-71-0 (Paperback); 161pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

Holmes and Watson enter a twilight world of depravity to solve a case which threatens not only the British Government, but Britain itself.


 

THE SCROLL OF THE DEAD

ISBN: 1-899562-47-8 (Paperback only); 147pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

This adventure pits the Great Detective against one of the most obsessive foes he has ever encountered—Sebastian Melmoth, a Wildean character hell-bent on attaining immortality through secrets contained in an Egyptian papyrus.


 

 

THE SCRIPT OF THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PLAY
SHERLOCK HOLMES—THE LAST ACT!

ISBN: 1-899562-77-X (Paperback only); 68pp, illustrated
PRICE: Cdn$20.00 / US$15.00 / £9.50 (Postage Code A) PLEASE SEE SPECIAL OFFERS

The one-man play from the pen of David Stuart Davies, so highly acclaimed following its appearances in Britain and North America. The script has a Foreword by Edward Hardwicke, introductory comments from actor Roger Llewellyn, who has made the part his own, and an Author's Afterword, telling how the play came about.

 

OTHER PASTICHE

THE IRREGULAR CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Ron Weighell

ISBN: 1-55310-001-8 (Hardback); 143pp
PRICE: Cdn$40.00 / US$30.00 / £19.00 (Postage Code A)

ISBN: 1-55310-003-4 (Paperback); 143pp
PRICE: Cdn$23.50 / US$19.50 / £12.50 (Postage Code A)

Sherlock Holmes, wrote his friend and chronicler John H. Watson, was an 'unofficial adviser and helper to everybody who is absolutely puzzled', and as such Holmes came into contact with 'all that is strange and bizarre'. Cases such as The Hound of the Baskervilles or 'The Sussex Vampire' show the great detective dealing with matters which certainly are strange and bizarre; yet in all of the sixty cases in the canon, Holmes proves that the supernatural plays no part in the matter under investigation.

What if, however, those sixty cases did not tell the entire story? In The Irregular Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, we encounter five cases which test Holmes's powers to the limit; strange and bizarre cases involving forces that are not of this world. Missing manuscripts, strange sects, sudden deaths, and mysterious encounters all lead Holmes and Watson into a twilight world of mystery, magic, and danger, where nothing is commonplace and people are not what they seem. Along the way, the pair travel as far afield as Egypt and Venice; enlist the aid of Holmes's brother Mycroft; investigate a supposed werewolf attack; and are asked for assistance by two masters of the weird tale, M. R. James and Arthur Machen.

Skilfully blending the classic supernatural tale with Holmes stories written in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, The Irregular Casebook of Sherlock Holmes will appeal to all those readers who, like Watson, share the great detective's love of 'all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life'.

 

SHERLOCKIAN PARODY

AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
A Collection of Sherlockian Parodies from Unlikely Sources
Collected and Edited by Robert C. S. Adey

ISBN:1-899562-58-3 (Paperback only); 179pp
PRICE: Cdn$30.00 / US$21.50 / £13.50 (Postage Code A)

Ellery Queen once described the difference between pastiche and parody: 'A pastiche is a serious and sincere imitation in the exact manner of the original author. But writers of parodies, which are humorous or satirical take-offs, have no such reverent scruples. They usually strive for the weirdest possible distortions, and many ingenious travesties have been conceived.

As It Might Have Been is all about those distortions and ingenious travesties: the collection brings together some thirty-eight examples, most of which have not seen the light of day since their first publication in obscure magazines—some dating as far back as 1893.

The reader will encounter Herlock Sholmes, Sheer Luck, Padlock Jones, Hemlock Coombs, and many others, including a delightful parody of a Conan Doyle Round the Red Lamp story. But all of these pieces were written with one character in mind—the never to be forgotten Sherlock Holmes. As such, they may be regarded as a tribute to the creator and the created.

Join us then, as Sherlock Holmes (or whichever character he appears to be at the time) investigates 'The Great Security Bank Mystery', 'The Reigate Road Murder', 'The Marischaal Manor Mystery', 'The Omnibus Murder', and a host of other unusual cases. This splendid collection has been gathered for our pleasure by Robert Adey, whose leisure hours, as will be apparent, are spent collecting and trawling through long-forgotten magazines and periodicals.

 

 THE QUESTIONABLE PARENTAGE OF BASIL GRANT (A Calabash Press Special Booklet)
by R. Bostoun Cromer (or D. K. Broster and M. Croom Brown)
with an Introduction by Jack Adrian

A distinctly odd and undeniably hilarious story from The Monthly Review, July 1905.

'The Questionable Parentage of Basil Grant', which seems to have its origin in Andrew Lang's series of stories of the Disentanglers, is likely the earliest piece of Sherlockiana to attempt to track Holmes's heritage. The whole parody is a literary joke, full of fun and a must for the Sherlockian bookshelf.

PRICE: Cdn$10.00 / US$7.50 / £5.00 (Postage Code A)
ISBN: 1-55310-062-X; 28pp. (Paperback)

 

 

A NOTABLE INTERLUDE by Bernard Capes (A Calabash Press Special Booklet)
with an Introduction by Jack Adrian

A Notable Interlude is a short Sherlock Holmes parody which Bernard Capes wrote as a chapter of his The Great Skene Mystery (1907). It's an amusing diversion, and this is the first printing of the piece in its own right. the booklet has an Introduction by Jack Adrian, who sets the parody in the context of Capes's work and provides interesting background information on the author himself.

ISBN: 1-xxxxxxxxx; (Card Covers)
PRICE: Cdn$10.00 / US$7.50 / £5.00 (Postage Code A)   

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