- On 26 Apr | '2019
Greetings Loyal Airmen, as you are reading this Flight Log, the Air Chief and Valerie are packing for our trip down to Denver and the Denver Comicfest held at the Marriott Hotel Tech Center were we will be guest all weekend. If any of you Loyal Airmen are in the area, please do stop by and say hi.
A few weeks back the Air Chief informed you about the Sherlock Holmes we’d penned for a new anthology edited by Australian Editor Christopher Sequeira. Three years ago Chris came to us with the idea of doing an anthology that would pair the Great Detective with other companions other then the familiar Dr. Watson. Now as most of you Loyal Airmen are well aware, in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Watson was the narrator thus most of the classic Sherlock Holmes pastiches, included those published by Airship 27 Productions, have the doctor in that role and it behooves and would-be Holmes writer to know how to capture Watson’s voice. Something sadly the Air Chief simply cannot do. Which is why when asked by fans why we hadn’t written Holmes, our answer was always the same. “We simply cannot do Watson’s voice.” Ergo Chris’s anthology would circumnavigate that obstacle for us. As we didn’t have to employ the good doctor, we were given carte blanche to do whatever we chose.
Thus did the Air Chief come up with an alternate world vision wherein America never broke away from England and remained loyal colonies having been granted actual representation in the House of Lords & Common. Thus we come to the Victorian Age in Boston where we find Inspector Sherlock Holmes hunting a serial killer and aided by Dr. Amelia Van Helsing, daughter of the famous Dr. Abraham Van Helsing who years earlier had defeated the monster vampire Dracula. Amelia is an expert on secret cults and ancient rituals. She’s also a deadly martial artist. Together they are on the hunt…oh…and here’s the most important element. She doesn’t tell us the story, no, it is our American Sherlock Holmes who narrates “The Locked Cell Murder.” We hope that little tease will be enough to get you Loyal Airmen to pick up a copy of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DOCTOR WHAT NOT when it is released internationally in June. We had so much fun writing our story and very much want to share it with all of you.
To all our Brother Bones fans, some news. We are currently putting together a new anthology to be called TALES OF CAPE NOIRE, that being the fictional city in which the Undead Avenger operates. Writers Drew Meyers, Andy Fix and Fred Adams Jr. are all going to write a story featuring a character from the series other than Brother Bones. It’s a way to spotlight such colorful figures as Lt. Dan Rains, Harry Beast and Sister Blood. Then the Air Chief will wrap up the package with a brand new Brother Bones tale. With fingers crossed we hope to have this out by winter.
Finally Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the sixth entry in the children’s book series of Barry Baskerville Boy Detective. In “Barry Baskerville & The Buried Treasure,” Barry’s father inherits a country dairy farm from a deceased uncle. On preparing to travel to the farm, they uncover a letter which tells of a buried treasure on the land and clues on how to uncover it. Naturally Barry is immediately on the hunt in this his latest adventure. Created and written by Richard Kellogg and profusely illustrated by artist Gary Kato, this sixth chapter is another great addition sure to please Barry’s growing audience of fans. Available as ever from Amazon.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. See you back here next Friday.
Ron – Over & Out!