David Marcum
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David Marcum

David Marcum plays The Game with deadly seriousness. He first discovered Sherlock Holmes in 1975, at the age of ten, when he received an abridged version of The Adventures during a trade. Since that time, David has collected literally thousands of traditional Holmes pastiches in the form of novels, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies and scripts, comics, fan-fiction, and unpublished manuscripts. He is the author of "The Papers of Sherlock Holmes" Vol.'s I and II (2011, 2013), "Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt" (2013) and "Sherlock Holmes - Tangled Skeins" (2015). Additionally, he is the editor of the three-volume set "Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street" (2014, recasting Arthur Morrison's Martin Hewitt stories as early Holmes adventures,) and most recently the ongoing anthology series, "The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories" (2015- ).

He has contributed stories and essays to "The Baker Street Journal", "The Watsonian", "Beyond Watson", "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine", "The Solar Pons Gazette", and "The Gazette", the journal of the Nero Wolfe Wolfe Pack. He began his adult work life as a Federal Investigator for an obscure U.S. Government agency, before the organization was eliminated. He returned to school for a second degree, and is now a licensed Civil Engineer, living in Tennessee with his wife and son.

He is a member of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, The John H. Watson Society ("Marker"), The Praed Street Irregulars ("The Obrisset Snuff Box"), The Solar Pons Society of London, The Occupants of the Full House, (A Baker Street Irregulars Scion,) and The Diogenes Club West (East Tennessee Annex), a curious and unofficial Scion of one. Since the age of nineteen, he has worn a deerstalker as his regular-and-only hat from autumn to spring. In 2013, he and his deerstalker were finally able make a trip-of-a-lifetime Holmes Pilgrimage to England, where you may have spotted him. If you ever run into him and his deerstalker out and about, feel free to say hello!

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    • The Papers of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 1

    • By: David Marcum
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning events over thirty years, Volume I of The Papers of Sherlock Holmes relates narratives of Holmes and Watson's days in Baker Street, as well as particulars of Holmes's supposed retirement....

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    • By David on 05-04-17

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    • Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street

    • By: David Marcum, Mark Mower, Geri Schear, and others
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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    221b Baker Street is known all over the world, for it’s the address most associated with the legendary Sherlock Holmes! But there was a time before Sherlock Holmes moved to Baker Street. Join some of the finest Sherlockian writers as they explore those early days before Baker Street....

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    • Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus Volume II: 1893-1894

    • Volume 2
    • By: David Marcum, Derrick Belanger, Mark Mower, and others
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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    From 1891 to 1894, Sherlock Holmes was presumed dead, having perished during the epic struggle with that infamous Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty, atop the Reichenbach Falls. But unknown to most, even his friend Dr. Watson, Holmes survived....

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    • Sherlock Holmes and a Quantity of Debt

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    • Narrated by: Time Winters
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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    Join Holmes and Watson as they travel to Bedfordshire, where the great detective finds himself uncovering the grisly truth concerning a half-century old murder....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By patricia wallace on 04-24-17

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    • Holmes Away from Home

    • Adventures from the Great Hiatus, Volume One: 1891-1892
    • By: David Marcum, Deanna Baran, John Linwood Grant, and others
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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    From 1891 to 1894, Sherlock Holmes was presumed to be dead, having perished during the epic struggle with Professor Moriarty atop the Reichenbach Falls. But unknown to most, even his friend Dr. Watson, Holmes survived. During those three years, he roamed the world....

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    • Beyond Watson

    • A Sherlock Holmes Anthology of Stories NOT Told by Dr. John H. Watson
    • By: Derrick Belanger, Geri Schear, Jack McDevitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Experience Holmes like never before as you go beyond Watson as today's best Sherlock Holmes authors tell stories from the various perspectives of the other cast of colorful characters.... 

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    • Sherlock Holmes - Tangled Skeins

    • Stories from the Notebooks of Dr. John H. Watson
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    • Narrated by: Anthony Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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    Join us as we ascend the 17 steps to the sitting room at 221b Baker Street, discovering cases that range from Holmes' earliest days in practice to his activities during his retirement....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the multiple stories.

    • By Jerri on 11-09-17

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