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Detective, Mystery & Thriller

The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA 1 by MX Publishing

The Book

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. 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. 

The Art of Sherlock Holmes books are curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author. Find out more about the book, the authors and the artists and all the offers on the books, prints, and merchandise on the main Art of Sherlock Holmes landing page:

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Publisher MX Publishing (October 24, 2019)
ISBN (hardback)9781787054714

My Thoughts

I love the look and feel of this brilliant collection of short stories, combined with the gorgeous works of art. The artwork makes it so special – it’s at times like these I wish I’d have a coffee table, hell, a dining table covered with beautiful books like these. You can feel the love for Sherlock Holmes’ legacy, and the dedication of the authors and artists involved all throughout the book.

The detective in the stories always reminds us of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I chuckled reading about Bram Stoker in the very first story of the book – love it when reality and fiction mix, like in the story where Holmes and Watson visit Arthur Conan Doyle. Of course, I was delighted to see The Woman appear – and to read about their strong, unique, connection. The Woman – if ever there was one to capture the great detective’s heart, it would be her.

There was even a Dutch connection in one of the stories even if it was of a dubious character… To me, the best short stories are those, which weave (well-known) facts from history into the plotlines or the ones that create a cunning alternative reality. The strength of the authors lies in the fact that even in those circumstances, they stay true to the original creation of the great detective – and they honour Dr Watson in the same way. One story features him and I was rather moved by the strength of his feelings for his (belate) wife, Mary.

The Art of Sherlock Holmes, this time the USA 1 edition, are wonderful, delightful, intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable collections of short stories, combined with gorgeous and beautifully crafted, unique works of art, all centred around that famous detective, residing at 221b Baker Street – the delicious fruit of the talented Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s imagination…

The Curator: Phil Growick

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.”

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The Publisher: 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 over the last four years – with three more volumes published 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. 

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