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Review of The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA Edition 1

This second volume in Phil Growick’s project to commission new paintings as illustrations for new Sherlock Holmes stories is big and handsome, like the first. Seven of the thirteen stories have been published before, and you’ll recognise some of the authors who have contributed: Mark Mower, Denis O Smith, Tracy Revels, Mike Hogan, Tim Symonds, the ubiquitous David Marcum. The painters’ names and their work may be less familiar. There’s a remarkable variety of style and medium: each painting is unique, and as Mr Growick says, art is in the eye of the beholder. A share of the proceeds from the book goes to Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, the Happy Life Children’s Home in Nairobi, the American Cancer Society and the World Food Programme.

Reviewed by The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA edition is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out today – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: USA Edition 1

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: USA Edition 1

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. While there have been literally hundreds of Holmes pastiches written (even a few of mine), before our first volume, The Art of Sherlock Homes-West Palm Beach, there had never been a volume where Holmes short stories were interpreted by such accomplished artists. In this first USA edition, thirteen world-class artists who live and create in the United States have each had a story assigned to them – specifically dependent on the particular talent of each artist. Whether the interpretations be from the forms of surrealist, contemporary, realist, digital, minimalist, symbolism, or an amalgam of various forms, each piece of art created is unique, hypnotic, mesmerizing and unforgettable.  Each created specifically to express the essence of each incredible Holmes story. The thirteen stories herein range from the impossibly baffling (except for Holmes) to the humorous, paranormal, or simply intellectually intricate. You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make delicious Holmes meals of mystery. But please remember, art is in the eye of the beholder. So we hope you’ll appreciate each creation for what it is: an inimitable interpretation of a truly unique Holmes story. And for those of you who get lost in abstract art, our abstract artists have provided an explanation of what their art means in relation to the story they’ve interpreted.

The Standard Edition is printed on standard grade colour paper (Special Edition also available)

The full list of artists and authors involved:


Alex Arshanky, Aaron Schwartz, Bruce Helander,Jeffrey and Michael Bisaillion, Eleanor Niz, Rafael Glückstern Gardos, Angela Fegan, Jhina Alvarado, Andrea Perez Bessin, Christina Major, Diego Perez, Krystal Sutton, Alexander Yulish.


Charles Veley and Anna Elliott, Robert Perret, David Marcum, Mark Mower, Tony Reynolds, Denis Smith, Tom Turley, Thomas Fortenberry, Tracy Revels, Richard Paolinelli, Mike Hogan, Tim Symonds, Dick Gillman.

This is a wonderful collection – entertaining and enthralling as well as completely enjoyable.” –

The Art of Sherlock Holmes USA edition is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Out on Kindle – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: West Palm Beach Edition

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.

The book is certainly a unique experience for lovers of the great detective. In between the short stories about Holmes are wonderful reproductions of paintings done by well known artists from Florida. Each artist has offered their own unique vision of one of the short stories in the book. The stories and art are combined into a fabulous tribute to Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” – J. Walker

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – official prints from the Conan Doyle Estate.

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – West Palm Edition is available from Amazon USABarnes and Noble USASherlockHolmesBooks USAAmazon UKBook Depository (free worldwide shipping) and all good bookstores.




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Out today – The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes

“The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes by Phil Growick (MX; 14 May;), sequel to The Secret Journal of Dr Watson, is like a rich plum-pudding, full of diplomacy, intrigue and deception. The earlier book told how Holmes, Watson and Sidney Reilly rescued Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the Bolsheviks. Now we learn what became of them all.”

The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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