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Winner of the 2011 Howlett Literary Award

The Norwood Author – Arthur Conan Doyle and the Norwood Years (1891 – 1894) by Alistair Duncan

Winner of the 2011 Howlett Literary Award (Sherlock Holmes book of the year) from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

During the 1891-1894 period Conan Doyle wrote and published much of his best work including the first two series of Sherlock Holmes short stories. This stunning book includes lots of never seen before material about the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes.

This book, alongside Duncan’s other two Doyle biographies, provides great insight into Doyle’s real-life during the period stretching from 1891 to his death in 1930. Much of this material has not been seen in the previous Doyle biographies, and that should be an extra treat for scholars who study the life of the man.” – David Marcum

Fans of Sherlock Holmes know, more than anything, that the devil is in the details, and Alistair Duncan’s book is full of them. Details that shaped Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life, writing, and the famous character that so many people love, are available is abundance, for those willing to seek them out. And I hope you do.” –  Jaime N. Mahoney

The Norwood Author is available from all good bookstores, in many formats worldwide including The Strand Magazine,  Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble,  Waterstones UKAmazon UK,  Book Depository (free worldwide delivery)Amazon KindleiBooks for the iPad/iPhone,Kobo Books and Nook.

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes Expands Across The USA

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Following the success of the first collection and book The Art of Sherlock Holmes-West Palm Beach’ the next collection has been announced.

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 will feature thirteen artists from all across the United States; once again paired with thirteen authors and their Sherlock Holmes stories.

The new book will be released in October, and the gallery exhibition will be in November in a fantastic gallery to be announced soon.

Three pieces have been selected as promo pieces by The Conan Doyle Estate for the book and collection, and the Conan Doyle Estate has added them to their authenticated prints on their shop (Conan Doyle Estate Shop).

#16 – The Vampire of The Lyceum – (artist) Alex Arshanky (authors) Charles Veley & Anna Elliott

#17 – The Adventure of The Pharaoh’s Tablet – (artist) Aaron Schwartz  (author) Robert Perret

#18 – The Adventure of The Missing Link – (artist) Bruce Helander  (author) David Marcum

This brings the total number of pieces to 28 in the first two collections, and the Global Edition 1 and Global Edition 2 are also well underway.

The special edition is available for pre-order here – USA Edition 1 Special Edition

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Review: The Art of Sherlock Holmes

Geri Schear

Why would you want to read The Art of Sherlock Holmes? Let’s think. You might be a fan of the Great Detective, in which case there are fifteen wonderful stories to entice you. You might be beguiled by the art of the fifteen artists whose work enhances each tale. You might simply like an unusual coffee table book that will catch the eye and be sure to start a conversation. Be careful, though, this is the sort of book that an untrustworthy guest might try to slip beneath his trench coat when he leaves…

The Art of Sherlock Holmes is the brain child of Phil Growick, the author of two Sherlock Holmes novels, The Secret Journal of Doctor Watson, and its sequel, The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes, as well as many short stories. In addition to being a committed Holmes fan, Phil is a resolute supporter…

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Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes is a totally unique experience. Imagine a dozen or more of the finest artists in the U.S. creating art for some the best new short stories written by some of the finest Holmes authors in the world. Each artist has envisioned their version of one story specifically selected for them. All stories and art in one large, hardcover, coffee table presentation volume. This first edition features artists from West Palm Beach, Florida. Future editions will be global, with participating artists contributing from all over the world. The Art of Sherlock Holmes was conceived and curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.

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The Art of Sherlock Holmes – Author QA with Daniel D. Victor

Daniel D. Victor is the author of the last (but not least!) story in The Art of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Smith-Mortimer Succession

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Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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The Art of Sherlock Holmes, West Palm Beach – Blog Tour

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Blurb:
The Art of Sherlock Holmes is a totally unique experience. Imagine a dozen or more of the finest artists in the U.S. creating art for some the best new short stories written by some of the finest Holmes authors in the world. Each artist has envisioned their version of one story specifically selected for them. All stories and art in one large, hardcover, coffee table presentation volume. This first edition features artists from West Palm Beach, Florida. Future editions will be global, with participating artists contributing from all over the world. The Art of Sherlock Holmes was conceived and curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.

Pages
252
 Publisher
MX Publishing (May 25, 2019)
ISBN (hardcover – special edition)
9781787054035
ISBN (hardcover – standard edition)
0781787054110

Where to buy the book

Amazon UK

My Review

This was definitely a new experience for me, I love Sherlock Holmes…

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Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Adventures of Swearlot Holmes

Meet the world’s only swearing detective.

Swearlot Holmes of 221b is for bastard Baker Street, London. Thrill to excerpts and illustrations from many of his most curious cases such as ‘The Adventure Of The Sussex Swearwolf’ and ‘A Foul -Mouthed Cow In Belgravia’. In these dark, surreal and expletive-ridden examples, Swearlot proves not only is he a master of deduction, but a loquaciously lewd legend to boot. Each story is inspired by the original Strand magazine sketches. Written by (Dean) Earle Wilkinson, the writer of television’s SMTV Live and Chums and the console games LittleBigPlanet and Worms. With a career spanning decades he has written for the likes of John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Harry Hill to name (drop) but a few.

Incredible book! Absolutely laugh out loud funny! Will more than likely offend some traditionalists but even the jokes are done with a keen knowledge of Holmesian lore! I will be enjoying this book for a long time to come. Different, coarse, and hilarious! Loved it!” – Ben Cardall

The Adventures of Swearlot Holmes is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. Available on Audio.

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Review of Rendezvous at the Populaire

“ A tough assignment for an art student would be to paint a cohesive painting by mixing the styles of two different artists. An example would be using both the style of Rubens and Picasso, or maybe Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Difficult, yes?

That is sort of what Kate Workman has accomplished with this stunning tale that mixes the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the world of Gaston Leroux. The world’s greatest detective meets the mad genius of Erik, the Phantom of the Opera.

Holmes has reached a low point in his life. Having been seriously wounded in his right leg, Holmes has been told by Watson that he will need a cane for the rest of his life. Holmes is despondent and worries that he needs to retire.

Then a letter arrives from Paris. The new owners of the Paris Opera House, The Opera Populaire, are asking for aid. The Opera House is being held hostage by a phantom who demands monthly payments, a prime seat in the boxes, and occasionally suggests who should sing which role.

Having taken singer Christine Daae under his wing for private lessons, the Phantom wants her to be the star. When his demands are not met, he sends the heavy chandelier crashing into the stage and orchestra pit. He also hangs a man from the catwalks, scaring the entire opera.

Holmes learns that the Phantom has always been at the Opera House and that the former owner had no trouble, for he paid the Phantom’s monthly stipend and did not rent box five. The new owners are determined to defy the Phantom, even though they can afford to pay the stipend.

Join the battle of wits as Holmes beards the Phantom in his own lair beneath the Opera. Genius recognizes genius, and the two have more in common than either realizes at first. Like our art student, Kate Workman deftly wields both brushes, staying true to the Holmes tales and true to the Phantom, but making her masterpiece stand on its own. The twist ending is like the final flourish of brush on canvas, when the artist signs his work.

This novel is worth plus five out of five stars for the originality of the Holmes/Phantom blend! Encore!”

Reviewed by Raven

Rendezvous at the Populaire is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USA, Barnes and NobleAmazon UK and Waterstones UK. For elsewhere Book Depository who offer free delivery worldwide. In ebook format there is Amazon KindleKoboNook and iBooks (iPad and iPhone). Available on Audio.

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