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Stephen Seitz is a journalist, author, media consultant and film critic based in Springfield, Vermont. His varied career includes writing and editing books, radio host, advertising, newspaper reporting and political campaign manager. He is also a lifelong Sherlockian.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" is Seitz' first novel. His next Sherlock Holmes-themed novel, "Never Meant to Be," was released in October 2013 by MX Publishing. His third Holmes book, forthcoming, concerns the Giant Rat of Sumatra.

Seitz writes the Ace Herron mysteries, concerning the adventures of a crime reporter in Vermont. The sequel to the first, "Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever," has just been published; the title is "Terror Strikes Downtown."

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Terror Strikes Downtown (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 05, 2014 07:45AM
Description: When a series of explosions tears up the streets of Valentine, Vermont, it's up to crime reporter Ace Herron, armed only with a pen and questions, to get to the bottom of it. Who would do this? Why? Follow Ace as he tries to get to the heart of a disaster in the hometown he thought he knew.
Never Meant to Be (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 16, 2013 07:09AM
Description: An accident with H.G. Wells' time machine strands Cynthia Kenyon in London, 1882. Utterly alone, the prisoner of Professor James Moriarty, there is but one name from the period Cynthia knows: Sherlock Holmes. What she could not know is how powerful an attraction she would feel for Holmes' partner, the handsome Dr. John Watson. Cynthia faces a number of dangerous choices on this unique journey: allow the 19th century's great criminal mastermind to plunder the centuries? Give up her family, friends, and career for the love of one man from the past? Should she correct the history she has changed, and how? No matter what Cynthia chooses, some things are never meant to be.
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 09, 2013 06:19AM
Description: In which Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is reimagined as a Sherlock Holmes tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2013 09:40AM
Description: An advertising salesman facing embezzlement charges takes his son and disappears. As Ace Herron, the crime reporter for a Vermont newspaper, pursues the case, the mystery grows deeper. Who is this man? What happened to the boy? Where did the money go? And does Ace have a rival for his wife's affections? The answers to these and other questions lead Ace on a journey to uncover dark secrets of the past, deeply hidden secrets which can't be kept forever. From the acclaimed author of "Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" comes a contemporary mystery series, the Ace Herron mysteries. Chapter 1 appears below.

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