The Crimes of John Clay

First Published:

20 November 2020

Before he created the Red-Headed League, John Clay had “one or two little turns” with Sherlock Holmes. But what were the crimes that brought this notorious criminal to Holmes’s attention, and how did he evade the Great Detective’s grasp?

A traditional Sherlock Holmes story in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, based on a reference in ‘The Red-Headed League’.

The collection including this story was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Published in:

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXIII: Some More Untold Cases (1888-1894)

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories: Part XXIII

64 new, traditional Sherlock Holmes Stories making up the latest three volumes in the world’s largest collection of Sherlock Holmes Stories.

In 2018, MX Publishing presented Parts XI and XII of this acclaimed and ongoing series, Some Untold Cases. Now that theme is revisited with 64 new Sherlock Holmes adventures that explore those many tantalizing references to some of Holmes’s other cases, as mentioned in The Canon.

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine … .” – Dr. John H. Watson

So wrote Dr. Watson in “The Problem of Thor Bridge” – and ever since, Sherlockians have been seeking to know more about these tales from the legendary tin dispatch box. While Watson’s original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes – and yet there will never be enough!

Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases – The Giant Rat of Sumatra … The Abernetty Tragedy … The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, once again MX Publishing brings us sixty-four of these adventures in three simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes.

Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as “the best and wisest … whom I have ever known.”

Each volume contains forwards by Otto Penzler, Roger Johnson, Lizzy Butler, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum,

Publication Formats:

  • Hardback
  • Paperback
  • Ebook

Publication Date:

20 November 2020


MX Publishing


David Marcum

Cover Artist:

Brian Belanger