The Holmes Affair

The Holmes Affair

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By (author) Graham Moore

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099551543
  • ISBN 13: 9780099551546
  • Sales rank: 560,027

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The Holmes Affair is a brilliantly executed must-read for all admirers of historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes and intellectual mysteries. Engrossing, suspenseful and fast-paced, this debut novel manages to be both highly original as well as deeply reverential to its literary sources. It's difficult to find a new spin on Sherlock Holmes, but Graham Moore has pulled it off with flying colors' Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club. 'A delight, and you don't need to be a Holmes buff to enjoy it' Daily Mail. 'Clever and intriguing' Guardian. 'A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth' Yours.

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Graham Moore is a writer for film and television. He is currently a staff writer on the television show 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, and is also writing the feature action-comedy ID THEFT for Charlize Theron, who is set to produce and star. Graham was born and raised in Chicago, the son of a criminal defense attorney and a political lawyer. His mother, Susan Sher, worked for the mayor when Graham was growing up, and she is now Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama. He now lives in Los Angeles. The first book he ever read from start to finish, in 2nd grade, was Agatha Christie's A MURDER IN THREE ACTS, and he has been obsessed with mystery stories ever since. THE HOLMES AFFAIR, his first novel, is the product of this life-long need to know who-done-it.

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"The Holmes Affair is a brilliantly executed must-read for all admirers of historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes and intellectual mysteries. Engrossing, suspenseful and fast-paced, this debut novel manages to be both highly original as well as deeply reverential to its literary sources. It's difficult to find a new spin on Sherlock Holmes, but Graham Moore has pulled it off with flying colors" -- Matthew Pearl "A delight, and you don't need to be a Holmes buff to enjoy it" Daily Mail "Clever and intriguing" Guardian "A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth" Yours