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Stephen Seitz

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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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Stephen Seitz Writer's block does not exist. If you're not up to speed on a particular day, either write something else or tend to the problem that's distracting…moreWriter's block does not exist. If you're not up to speed on a particular day, either write something else or tend to the problem that's distracting you to begin with. In the end, writing amounts to getting your ass in that chair and producing one word after another until you have something. Discipline matters.(less)
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Sherlock Holmes and the Pla...

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Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever

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Sherlock Holmes and the House of Pain (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A missionary woman has disappeared in Spitalfields, one of London's most dangerous districts. When Sherlock Holmes in called on to find her, he discovers enormous, highly intelligent rats have made their home under the streets of London. Holmes is forced to confront the horrors of his past and science gone mad. Word of this phenomenon draws the attention of rising zoologist G.E. Challenger, who decides he must meet the creatures' creator, one Dr. Moreau. As in the author's ‘Never Meant to Be’, the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and H.G. Wells once again come together, this time to uncover the truth behind the Giant Rat of Sumatra.
Terror Strikes Downtown (Mystery & Thrillers)
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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.
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Mystery & Thrillers)
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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 May 13, 2015 06:35PM
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.
Never Meant to Be (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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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.
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"From the Journals of Dr. John H. Watson, M.D.

January 21, 1887

The horrible tragedy in Spitalfields earlier this week has had some unexpected bonuses, not the least of which is ending a long period of boredom for my friend Sherlock Holmes. Now he c..." Read more of this chapter »
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