Sherlock Holmes weekend

Laurie King, author of the Mary Russell series, inspired by the Holmes stories

Laurie King, author of the Mary Russell series

I attended a Sherlock Holmes weekend Friday the 13th through Sunday January 15, hobnobbing with other Sherlockian geeks! With many events hosted by the Baker Street Irregulars, the festivities are held once a year in New York City in honor of Holmes’s birthday, Jan. 6, 1854. I’m really not as dedicated a fan as many attendees, but it was a fun vacation, and I came home with an autographed copy of the new “A Study in Sherlock”–a collection of stories inspired by the Holmes canon by several contemporary well-known authors–including Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, and S.J. Rozan–and edited by Leslie Klinger and Laurie King.

Neil Gaiman, Les Klinger, Dan Polvere

Author Neil Gaiman signing in background; author Leslie Klinger; BSI member Dan Polvere

Friday night was the Gaslight Gala at the Manhattan Club. Saturday morning there was a fun sale of “Sherlockiana” at the Roosevelt Hotel, which ranged from rare editions of the original Holmes stories to movie posters to lapel pins to cocktail glasses. I missed the BSI cocktail party that afternoon in order to see friends in the city, have dinner, and see a show. A bitterly cold but successful weekend all around!

MX Publishing authors of Sherlock Holmes

me and fellow MX Publishing author Marino Alvarez

With Boston mystery novelist, Dana Cameron



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