Friday April 28th
at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel
What were Sherlock Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle really like? How do your ideas about this cherished character match up with extensive research?
The Game’s Afoot is an enthralling dramatized encounter between them both, described as a ‘tour de force’ (Books by the Beach festival director).
David Stuart Davies is a top expert on Sherlock Holmes with 11 books and two plays based on the character to his credit. Since 1999, he’s also edited the Crime Writers Association monthly publication, Red Herrings.
A gripping hour, promising entertainment and surprise.
Lle: Capel Horeb, 7.30, dydd Gwener, 28ain Ebrill
Pa fath o gynmeriadau oedd Sherlock Holmes a’i grewr, Arthur Conan Doyle?
Mae’r llyfr The Game’s Afoot yn son am gyfarfyddiad dychmygol rhwng y ddau ddyn. Cafodd y llyfr ei disgrifio fel campwaith.
Mae David Stuart Davies yn arbenigwr ar Sherlock Holmes ac wedi ysgrifennu 11 llyfr a dramau am fywyd y ditectif enwog. Cewch awr llawn adloniant sy’n dilyn helyntion y ddau arwr.
Sherlock Holmes & The Ripper Legacy
Reviewed in the Sherlock Holmes Journal
This novel is one of David Stuart Davies’ best, intriguing and engaging from start to finish. I was a little afraid that this might be another Jack the Ripper meets Sherlock Holmes tale, but it’s actually something very different.
The plot revolves around the kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy, whose family engage the Great Detective to investigate. Holmes and Watson are drawn into a shadowy world of secrecies and conspiracies and face a race against time to unravel the overlapping strands of the case. Davies’ writing is first rate and the structure of the book works well – short, punchy chapters, easily devoured, leading you to want to read more…and more. At times it is almost cinematic in feel and would work well as a television or film adaptation. Including bits of narrative from the perspective of different characters, alongside Dr Watson, added a fresh dimension. In short, a good story told with great skill and affection.