Chances are that you might have gone out to a theater for a showing of Sherlock Holmes over the Christmas weekend. It did make over $60 million at the box office and by being here, you are the type that would contribute to such a number. It is also likely that the film — directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law — has left you wanting a bit more Holmes in your life. It may even have you digging out some of those old books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

We would like to empower these urges by offering up a little giveaway. Our friends at Titan Books have provided us three sets of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series by David Stuart Davies. This somewhat controversial series takes the character into a more modern detective setting, including one book where he is mixed up with H.G. Wells’ classic story of martian invasion, War of the Worlds. I’m yet to read any of these, but they seem interesting. Either way, they are free — so go for it.

To enter you must think of a fun caption for the image above and write it into the comment section below.

There are other rules: (a) you must be 18 or older, (b) you must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada and (c) you must provide your email address in the comment form below (please don’t leave it in the actual comment, that’s not safe).

Three (3) winners will be selected on Monday, January 4, 2010 and contacted shortly thereafter. Good luck.

See below for information about the books in this series:

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : War of the Worlds
Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger and Dr. Watson meet their match when the streets of London are left decimated by a prolonged alien attack. Who could be responsible for such destruction? Sherlock Holmes is about to find out…Manly and Wade Wellman’s novel takes H.G. Wells’s classic story of Martian invasion and throws Holmes into the mix, with surprising and unexpected results.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : The Veiled Detective
A young Sherlock Holmes arrives in London to begin his career as a private detective, catching the eye of the master criminal, Professor James Moriarty. Enter Dr. Watson, newly returned from Afghanistan, soon to make history as Holmes’ companion…By turns both shocking and exciting, David Stuart Davies’ controversial take on the Holmes mythology is a modern classic in crime fiction that will defy all expectations.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : The Ectoplasmic Man
When Harry Houdini is framed and jailed for espionage, Sherlock Holmes vows to clear his name, with the two joining forces to take on blackmailers who have targeted the Prince of Wales. It’s a case that requires all of their skills — both mental and physical. Can the daring duo solve what people are calling “The Crime of the Century”?

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : The Scroll of the Dead
Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium, Sebastian Melmoth, a man hell-bent on obtaining immortality after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian papyrus. It is up to Holmes and Watson to stop him and avert disaster…In this fast-paced adventure, the action moves from London to the picturesque Lake District as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once more battle with the forces of evil.


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