The Holmes Affair
For over a century, the secrets of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s missing diary have lain buried. Now all that’s about to change … Victorian London: the world mourns as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle consigns his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes to a watery grave at the foot of the Reichenbach Falls. But Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation, as a chance encounter sets him on the trail of a brutal killer targeting vulnerable suffragettes. Modern-day New York: literary researcher Harold White’s lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister. The world’s leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, and only Harold is familiar enough with the arcane mysteries of the Holmes novels to recognise the clues the killer has left. Clues which will lead him not only to a murderer prepared to stop at nothing, but also to the mystery of Conan Doyle’s missing diary - and a the secret that Conan Doyle, a hundred years earlier, risked everything to expose.
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.