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“put the papers on the sundial” [FIVE] 

David Marcum is still at it. When we last left this prolific author and editor, he was 28 volumes into The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. Now, he is approaching the 40th volume and has edited over 1,000 Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

His own stories — now at 113 — can be found in multiple volumes of The Collected Papers of Sherlock Holmes, and he continues to dedicate his time to related characters such as Solar Pons and Nero Wolfe.

We spoke with David about his editing process, the ideal settings for Sherlock Holmes, chronologies, the money raised by MX Publishing for Undershaw, and much more.

There are Sherlockian news headlines and the ever-present Canonical Couplet. Did you win last time? Will you win this time? The winner will receive one of David's books. 

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