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Selena Jones Trial and Error


It is September of 1898 when Mr. Sherlock Holmes encounters a most unusual and unique woman. A woman who notices the most diminutive and trifling details that the common being often overlooks. Her name is Selena Jones.

Holmes is asked to find Selena when her maid, Mrs. Baker, receives a threatening letter addressed to Miss Jones. When Holmes finds her, he realizes he has set eyes on her before. He finds, after having an extensive conversation with her, that she had deceived the men who had sent the letter and even solved the mystery of several murders.

Selena’s involvement leads to more deadly circumstances, however. A criminal league that has been building for some time is now being hampered by her wits and presence. These men will stop at nothing to prevent her from any further interference.

A great evil rains down upon Selena causing a chain of events that will bring Holmes and his dear friend Watson to her side. These events soon lead to a kidnapping and the mastermind behind the entire affair.

They find themselves in grave danger as the case takes a turn for the worst and Watson is taken prisoner. A ruse is set for Holmes, and Selena struggles to save Watson and reach Holmes in time. Her last venture, with Holmes, proves to be a deadly one but for whom?


Where to buy: 

New edition now available:   May 12 2013. Should be up within the next few weeks outside of the U.S.

Kindle edition is now finished and up for sale as of May 16 in the new edition with new cover. $3.99 in the U.S. £2.64 in the U.K. I am now working on it for the nook. Should be up soon.Waiting for final approval.


Amazon Kindle US  Amazon kindle UK

 Selena Jones on Nook/ other books Nook:  Now available for Nook. The preview on Barnes & Noble does not read correctly and neither does the iBookstore but once downloaded, the book is fine. No issues with reading the words or chainging font or sizes. It is just an issue with the preview.  Once it is resubmitted to fix, it will be down for a while. It is an issue with the font going through for the preview. Again, there is no issue once on the Nook or Apple devices. You can look at the preview on Amazon Kindle if you wish to view a sample of the book since there is an issue currently with the epub preview. Thanks. 

now available in the iBookstore. link for Epub book, iBookstore, and Nook or  iBookstore here. 

Now avaiable for Nook :Barnes & Noble 

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In Paperback:

 Amazon U.S.   Amazon UK (now available)


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If you are with a bookstore and would like to order five or more, please contact me through email. I will send you a code for my Createspace site to receive 40% off.


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Ross K  from No Place Like Holmes reviews Selena Jones. If you haven't checked out No Place Like Holmes, it is a great site with wonderful reviews and episodes to watch. Check out my link below for review and on my sidebar.   


Peter E. Blau

"SELENA JONES: TRIAL AND ERROR: FEATURING SHERLOCK HOLMES, by Jacquelyn Applegate (Charleston: CreateSpace, 2010; 155 pp., $13.00), is the first of a projected series about a young woman who has detective skills and manages to attract the attention of Sherlock Holmes, who has a supporting role in her adventures and who winds up demonstrating considrable emotional attachment to Selena; visit> to learn more about the book and the author."


By Marilyn Nash Nov. 7, 2011 

 "A must-read mystery for Sherlock Holmes followers! Selena Jones, a strong educated woman during the late 1800's, was living in a time when a woman was expected to stay at home and always be "lady-like". Not afraid to try to solve crimes on her own, Selena describes her actions as "I always think before I act." Selena's actions catch the attention of the famous Sherlock Holmes, the well-known detective who has the ability to read clues as no other could and solve many crimes. A friendship develops between the two and leads to dangerous trials and errors. Has Sherlock met his match in Miss Selena Jones? The author shows great talent with her first book! Hope there is more to come with her character Miss Selena Jones!"


By Lela Evans Nov. 3, 2011

"I enjoyed reading this book. I give this book 5 stars. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I think every one would enjoy this book."


Reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Createspace, and Lulu are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to post a review in the discussion page or email them to me, and I will post them on the site. 



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