Colorado writer lands global publishing deal

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Kim Krisco from Trinidad in Colorado has landed a global publishing contract for his Sherlock Holmes stories collection. His book, ‘Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years - Five New 'Post-Retirement' Adventures’ is released this week and contains five stories that chronicle Holmes and Watsons’ post retirement adventures

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Kim’s collection is one of the best Holmes and Watson set of stories we have published in years. We’re delighted that the critics agree.

Krisco landed the publishing deal with a London publisher. When asked what inspired him to write the collection he said “All five tales are set in the time period when Holmes and Watson were (supposedly) in retirement. As I am just entering my own "golden years" I felt I could add some depth to Doyle's beloved characters and give fans a look at Holmes and Watson in their later years. If course, they are still up for adventure and tackling mysteries that baffle others.”

Sherlock Holmes has been popular for over 100 years but is going through a massive resurgence with leading TV shows like CBS’s Elementary and the BBC’s Sherlock with audiences in the tens of millions. Several Warner Brother’s Holmes movies have added to the Great Detective’s following. Krisco’s stories are set up ready to be scripts, with the screenplay for one of the stories already complete. Krisco comments “Since each of my five stories are longer than a Doyle’s short story, I had the opportunity to add more action and character development of "supporting characters," and I did just that. Adding more action and character development makes these stories well suited for film and TV. And, since I used to write for film and TV years ago, I called up my old skill and adapted the last story in the collection -- Sherlock Holmes and the Kongo Nkisi Spirit Train, into a screenplay.”

Krisco’s publishers, MX, have over a hundred Holmes books in print and they are particularly excited to publish Krisco’s work. “Kim’s collection is one of the best Holmes and Watson set of stories we have published in years. We’re delighted that the critics agree”.

Sherlock Holmes expert, Philp K Jones says “This collection of five novellas is one of the finest sets of Sherlockian fiction I have seen. The author has a good grasp of Nineteenth Century British politics and thought and each of the tales looks at seldom seen sides of that world.”

When asked what’s coming next Krisco says “Some early, unsolicited reviews were complimentary, and if readers echo that positive assessment, I will be starting work on another collection in the coming months. I have a key piece in place already. As Roger Johnson of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London said, in a recent review, I have ". . . a worthy successor to Moriarty."

Sherlock Holmes the Golden is published by MX Publishing and available from Amazon USA and all good bookstores.

About MX Publishing
MX Publishing is the award winning world’s largest Sherlock Holmes publishers. They are based in London, England, but their seventy plus authors are spread around the world. Most of their one hundred and fifty books are fiction, but they also have many biographical works on Conan Doyle. In 2013 MX made a big splash on the international stage with the performance biography ‘Benedict Cumberbatch In Transition’ which has sold in its tens of thousands in English, Japanese and Chinese.

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