The Carnegie Public Library is excited to host a book signing introducing Trinidad’s own Kim Krisco’s newest Sherlock Holmes novel, The Celtic Phoenix. Krisco will be at the library for this event from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14. This event is free and open to the public.

The evening’s activities will include:

— Book sales at a special reduced rate

— Readings by the author

— Sample readings from the audio book

— Sherlock Holmes quiz, with book prizes for winner and runner-up

— Q&A session, about the book, and about the writing and publishing process

— Book signing for all of Krisco’s books

Kim Krisco is delighted to follow in the footsteps of the master storyteller Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by adding three new novels to the Doyle canon. He captures the voice and style of Doyle, as Holmes and Watson find themselves unraveling mysteries in, and around, turn-of-the-century London that, as Holmes puts it, “has taken on an unsavory European influence.”

Meticulously researched, all of Krisco’s stories are mini historical novels. Indeed, Kim trekked to Aviemore Scotland, and visited Ben Macdui Mountain, so that he could better capture the authentic feel of the setting for The Bonnie Bag of Bones — the first of Holmes’s and Watson’s post-retirement adventures. He is contributing to a niche known as “historical mysteries” in which fictions characters (i.e. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson) are put in real, historically accurate settings, oftentimes interacting with real historical characters.

In “Irregular Lives: The Untold Story of Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street Irregulars” Kim tells the true story of how Holmes met the street-urchins known as the irregulars, and how they shaped and changed one another’s lives.

In Sherlock Holmes — The Golden Years, Kim Krisco breathes new life into the beloved “odd couple,” revealing deeper insights into Holmes’s and Watson’s protean friendship that has become richer with age . . . and a bit “puckish.”

In his most recent novel, “The Celtic Phoenix” an enigmatic jewelry case, holding human remains, arrives at the cottage of Sherlock Holmes, enticing him from his retirement refuge in the Sussex Downs. Joining forces with one of his former Baker Street irregulars, Tessa Wiggins, the legendary detective finds himself battling forces that seemingly arise from a time before England was a country — when the Celts were fighting for their survival.

Though set in 1919, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who reigned over much of Europe three thousand years ago. It was a time when the bond with Nature was strong . . . when people walked in the olde ways . . . and when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shake the rational foundations upon which Sherlock Holmes built his life and career.

The Celtic Phoenix launched December 4 and is available now at Amazon and most bookstores.

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