What do fans think about Robert Downey Junior as Sherlock Holmes? What about Benedict Cumberbatch? How about Lucy Liu or Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson? There have been many actors that have played Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on stage and screen, and two new adult comic books from Andy Murray and Deakin Brook lift the lid on some of the fan views on the leading actors. On Wednesday 27thNovember, 7pm at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, on London’s Baker Street itself, authors the ‘Sons of Sherlock’ as the pair like to call themselves, showcase two hilarious new comic books that ask the questions – Is That My Holmes? and Is That My Watson?
Take a quick trawl through tumblr or Facebook you’ll find plenty of opinion on the main Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson actors and Murray and Brook have brilliantly captured the opinions of the fans. The observations has been converted into two engaging comic books that Holmes fans will love. Funny, cheeky and a little controversial, the comic books represent the very best in parody. Of all the actors perhaps Robert Downey Junior will be least pleased with his entry but the Sons of Sherlock have captured the fan sentiment perfectly.
Also launched on the same evening is a separate mammoth project from Andrew Murray – The Sherlock Holmes Quiz Book. A quizmasters dream, the book contains 1000 questions and answers about Holmes – covering the original books as well as the TV and movie adaptations. On the night there will be a short quiz with some selected questions from the book and the guest with the best score will win a big bundle of Sherlock goodies. As with all Sherlock Holmes Hotel events there will be a raffle with hundreds of pounds of Sherlock Holmes prizes – tickets are free and on a first come, first served basis from Eventbrite – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-that-my-holmes-and-is-that-my-watson-book-launch-tickets-8790010157
The books are published by MX Publishing which is the world’s largest specialist Sherlock Holmes publisher, with over a hundred titles and fifty authors creating the latest in Sherlock Holmes fiction and non-fiction. The collection includes leading titles such as Benedict Cumberbatch In Transition and The Norwood Author which won the 2011 Howlett Award (Sherlock Holmes Book of the Year). MX Publishing also has one of the largest communities of Holmes fans on Facebook with regular contributions from dozens of authors.
The Sherlock Holmes Quiz Book is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle and Kobo.