52 blogs of 2015 | #7 | ELEMENTARY: THE GHOST LINE is out in the UK today!

Nothing like two publication days in one week!

My first tie-in novel (and first crime/mystery novel, first mass-market paperback novel, first novel with Lucy Liu on the cover… and you get the drift) is out in the UK today.


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A summons to a bullet-riddled body in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment marks the start of a new case for consulting detectives Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The victim is a subway train driver with a hidden stash of money and a strange Colombian connection, but why would someone kill him and leave a fortune behind?

The search for the truth will lead the sleuths deep into the hidden underground tunnels beneath New York City, where answers—and more bodies—may well await them…


Elementary: The Ghost Line is available for your favourite booksellers nationwide, but here’s a bunch of handy order links:

Elementary: The Ghost Line at Amazon.co.uk
Elementary: The Ghost Line at Waterstones
Elementary: The Ghost Line at Hive
Elementary: The Ghost Line at Forbidden Planet
Elementary: The Ghost Line at iBooks

There is also an exclusive extract over at Criminal Element.

The US launch was on Tuesday, and I’ve been about a bit spreading the word:

  • At Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds, I waffle at some length about the importance of tie-in and fan fiction.
  • At SF Signal, I waffle at somewhat shorter length about how to switch up your genre, both as a reader and a writer.
  • Over at Gail Carriger’s place, I reveal what The Ghost Line smells like. I’m serious.

Finally, to help launch the book, Forbidden Planet is having a celebration of all things Sherlock Holmes at their London megastore tomorrow (Saturday, February 28th). The event runs 12–1pm, and I’ll be signing copies of The Ghost Line alongside fellow Holmes scribes James Lovegrove, George Mann, and Vaughn Entwistle.

I hope to see you there!