September 10, 2013: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
October 8, 2013: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
November 12, 2013: "BYOB" (bring your own book): members will each select their own book to read and then come tell the group about their selection.
December 10, 2013: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse ~ and our annual holiday celebration ~ bring a treat to share & come join us!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines-- anticipating the detective's next adventure-- only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin.
Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem", he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.
Or has it?
When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold - using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories - who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.
©2010 Graham Moore (P)2010 Hachette