The Art of Sherlock Holmes: USA 1 by Phil Growick @CazVinBooks @mxpublishing

Book Description:

The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. While there have been literally hundreds of Holmes pastiches written before our first volume, The Art of Sherlock Homes-West Palm Beach, there had never been a volume where Holmes short stories were interpreted by such accomplished artists. 

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. 

For those of you who get lost in abstract art, our abstract artists have provided an explanation of what their art means in relation to the story they’ve interpreted. 

The Art of Sherlock Holmes books are curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.


Not so long ago I read The Art Of Sherlock Holmes – West Palm Beach – Standard Edition, which I really enjoyed. The Art Of Sherlock Holmes: USA 1 – Special Edition, is very much in the same layout with the brief introduction to both artist and author before we get to see the most fabulous artwork, followed by the short story.

It was quite warming, knowing what to expect from this book. Especially if you are a lover of Sherlock Holmes and of course, his wonderful sidekick, Watson.

There is a vast array of stories featuring the duo. I was even surprised that in our very first outing with them in this book, we also get to see Bram Stoker! I thought all my Christmases had come at once having all these great characters within my reach.

The Art Of Sherlock Holmes is a wonderful companion that you can just dip in and out of whenever you choose. You will be lost for hours appreciating the eye catching art work as well as drawn into each story. This is so much more than your average book. It is a fabulous showcase of not only Sherlock Holmes but to celebrate the work of the artists and writers as well. A book to either spoil yourself with or a loved one.

My thanks to Caroline Vincent at Bits About Books for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Art Of Sherlock Holmes: USA 1 – Special Edition is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon Affiliate link).

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.”

You can find Phil Growick here:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilGrowick 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/philgrowick/

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 due 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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