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Authors Discussion & Signing with Lyndsay Faye

Title: The Whole Art of Detection:  Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes                                      

 Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story The Adventure of the Speckled Band. She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891. Faye's best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. In The Lowther Park Mystery, the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel brings Holmes's attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.                                                                            

 Author: Lyndsay Faye                 

Lyndsay Faye moved to Manhattan in 2005 to audition for work as a professional actress; she found her days more open when the powers that be elected to knock her day-job restaurant down with bulldozers.  Her first novel Dust and Shadow: an Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson is a tribute to the aloof genius and his good-hearted friend whose exploits she has loved since childhood.  

Faye's love of her adopted city led her to research the origins of the New York City Police Department, the inception of which exactly coincided with the start of the Irish Potato Famine in the summer of 1845.  The Gods of Gotham, Seven for a Secret, and The Fatal Flame follow ex-bartender Timothy Wilde as he navigates the rapids of his violently turbulent city, his no less chaotic elder brother Valentine Wilde, and the perils of learning police work in a riotous and racially divided pre-Civil War political landscape.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125927
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Published: Mysterious Press - March 7th, 2017

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416583318
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 1st, 2009

Seven for a Secret Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425270882
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - August 5th, 2014

The Fatal Flame Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425276266
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2016

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