A Fatal Illusion
First Published:30 November 2022
A magician asks for the help of Holmes and Watson when a trick goes wrong with tragic consequences. Was it an accident, or is this a case of murderous misdirection?
A traditional Sherlock Holmes story in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The collection including this story is being funded through a Kickstarter Campaign.
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXXIV: However Improbable (1878-1888)
58 New Holmes Adventures Collected in Three Companion Volumes
Parts XXXIV, XXXV and XXXVI
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” – Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four
“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, “The Beryl Coronet”
“We must fall back upon the old axiom that when all other contingencies fail, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, “The Bruce-Partington Plans”
“That process,” said I, “starts upon the supposition that when you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes, “The Blanched Soldier”
In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring traditional Canonical adventures set within the correct time period, and written by many of today’s leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow. And now we present a new three-volume set. Like 2017’s two-volume set, Eliminate the Impossible, and 2019’s three-volume Whatever Remains … Must Be the Truth, “However Improbable … .” features tales of Holmes’s encounters with seemingly impossible events – ghosts and hauntings and crimes and events that cannot have happened – but apparently did!
The fifty-eight 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 for special needs students, (formerly “Stepping Stones”,) one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
As of June 2022, these books, through the continuing efforts of the amazing contributors and the wonderful worldwide supporters, have raised over $100,000 for the school!
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