From the Beryl Coronet to Vimy Ridge: The Sherlock Holmes Factor in the Causes of World War One (Paperback)

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Was there something that Sherlock Holmes might have done ... could have done ... that would have prevented the terrible tragedy of the Great War? This monograph brings original research and insight to that question and argues that, yes, there was. The secret of the Sherlock Holmes factor lies buried in the roman a clef story of the Beryl Coronet. If you enjoy studies in the Great Game of Sherlockian research, you will have fun with this one.The text of the original story in the Canon on which this monograph is based is appended to the monograph. Buy now and enjoy.

About the Author


It's elementary, my dear reader. What else, after fifty years of enjoying the stories of Sherlock Holmes, is a recently retired gentleman to do with his time but write more stories about the world's most beloved detective. Craig Stephen Copland confesses that he discovered Sherlock Holmes when, some time in the muddled early 1960s he pinched his older brother's copy of the immortal stories and was forever afterward thoroughly hooked. He is very grateful to his high school English teachers in Toronto who inculcated in him a love of literature and writing, and even inspired him to be an English major at the University of Toronto. There he was blessed to sit at the feet of both Northrup Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and other great literary professors, who led him to believe that he was called to be a high school English teacher. It was his good fortune to come to his pecuniary senses and abandoned that goal and pursued a varied professional career that took him to over one hundred countries and endless adventures. He considers himself to have been and to continue to be one of the luckiest men on God's good earth. A few years back he took a step in the direction of Sherlockian studies and joined the Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada--also known as the Toronto Bootmakers. In May of 2014 this esteemed group of scholars announced a contest for the writing of a new Sherlock Holmes mystery. Although he had never tried his hand at fiction before, Craig entered and was pleasantly surprised to be selected as one of the winners. Having enjoyed the experience he decided to write more of the same, and is now on a mission to write a new Sherlock Holmes mystery that is related to and inspired by each of the sixty stories in the original Canon. He currently lives and writes in Toronto, New York, and the Okanagan Valley, and looks forward to finally settling down when he turns ninety.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781545417232
ISBN-10: 1545417237
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 10th, 2017
Pages: 102
Language: English