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The Art Of Sherlock Holmes – USA Edition by Phil Growick – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. While there have been literally hundreds of Holmes pastiches written before our first volume, The Art of Sherlock Holmes-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.

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 Art of Sherlock Holmes books are curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.
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MY REVIEW

What a stunning book…..

I’ve always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I love these new stories of Sherlock and Dr Watson.

Each of the stories are written in the style of Conan Doyle with a fresh feel but still have the heart and soul of Sherlock and are accompanied by truly wonderful artwork.

At the beginning of each story is an introduction to the author and to the artist, whose art illustrates the tales in such a unique style.

This Is a real coffee table book, one to have on display to enjoy the art and the stories together……a must for any fan of Sherlock Holmes and his adventures.

My thanks to Caroline Vincent at Bits About Books for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my free ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review. 

Here’s a link to details of the book, artwork and offers: 

 

https://mailchi.mp/mxpublishing.com/artofsherlock

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Phil Growick ran one of the world’s leading executive search firms in the advertising industry. Phil’s network in the creative world is unparalleled which is perfect for artist acquisition. Now living in West Palm, Phil is heavily involved in the local art community and as a two-time Sherlock Holmes novelist came up with the concept of combining two of his passions – art and Holmes.

“You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make a delicious Holmes meal of mystery: inimitable interpretations of truly unique Holmes stories.”

You can find Phil Growick here:

Blog: https://holmesandwatsonandi.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilGrowick  

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thesecretjournalofdrwatson

Instagram: www.instagram.com/philgrowick/

 

 

Here’s a bit of information about each story, author and the relevant artist

 

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA 1

 

  1. The Vampire of The Lyceum

Artist    ​Alex Arshanky

Authors ​Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Conan Doyle Estate Link – https://shop.conandoyleestate.com/products/16-the-vampire-of-the-lyceum

 

  1. The Adventure of the Pharoh’s Tablet

Artist      ​Aaron Schwartz

Author   ​Robert Perret

Conan Doyle Estate:

https://shop.conandoyleestate.com/products/17-the-adventure-of-the-pharoh-s-tablet

 

  1. The Adventure of The Missing Link

Artist       ​ Bruce Helander

Author     ​David Marcum​​​​​

Conan Doyle Estate – https://shop.conandoyleestate.com/products/18-the-adventure-of-the-missing-link

 

  1. The Case of the Cuneiform Suicide Note

Artists ​Jeffrey and Michael Bisaillion

Author​​ Mark Mower

 

  1. The Adventure of The Gypsy Girl

Artist ​​Niz

Author​​ Tony Reynolds 

 

  1. The Adventure of The Inn On The Marsh

Artist ​​Rafael Glückstern Gardos

Author ​Denis Smith

 

  1. Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Tainted Cannister

Artist ​​Angela Fegan

Author​​Tom Turley

 

  1. The Mystery of The Scarab Earrings

Artist ​​Jhina Alvarado

Author​​Thomas Fortenberry

 

  1. The Adventure of Vittoria, The Circus Belle

Artist ​​Andrea Perez Bessin

Author​​Tracy Revels

 

  1. The Woman Returns

Artist ​​Christina Major

Author​​Richard Paolinelli

 

  1. Vigor The Hammersmith Wonder

Artist ​​Diego Perez

Author​​Mike Hogan

 

  1. The Ghost of Dorset House

Artist ​​Krystal Sutton

Author​​Tim Symonds

 

  1. Sherlock Holmes and A Brush With Death

Artist ​​Alexander Yulish

Author​​Dick Gillman

 

MX Publishing 

MX is the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes publisher. The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories is the world’s largest new Sherlock stories collection with twelve bestselling volumes in the last four years – with three more volumes due in May 2019. Over 100 authors have taken part in the anthology including NY Times best sellers Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Lyndsay Faye and Bonnie MacBird.

 

The collection raises money for the Stepping Stones School ( a school for children with learning disabilities) at Undershaw, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home which carries the Estate’s Conan Doyle Seal. The collection has overwhelming support from leading Sherlockians worldwide. MX are in a perfect position to bring the best in Holmes fiction and the Sherlock fan base to the project.

MX’ other project is the Happy Life Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya. Twinned with Stepping Stones, Happy Life has saved the lives of over 600 abandoned babies in the last two decades. The project has expanded to include a school and paediatric hospital.

 

MX Publishing on Social Media:

Website:  http://mxpublishing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mxpublishing

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MXPublishing/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mxpublishing/

Instagram – The Art of Sherlock Holmes: http://www.instagram.com/artofsherlock/

 

Book Info

‘The Art of Sherlock Holmes’ is available at Amazon: 

UK: http://bit.ly/ArtofSherlockHolmesUSA1 

US: http://bit.ly/ArtofSherlockHolmesUSA1-US

 

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