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New Book Release: “The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft”

Mona Morstein’s two-volume work reveals the childhood events that helped mold Sherlock Holmes into the man he would become as the world’s most famous detective.

March 6, 2012 - PRLog -- PRESCOTT, AZ March 6 – Arizona-based author Mona Morstein’s literary epic debuts at the Tucson Festival of Books March 10-11 at the University of Arizona.  The two-volume work is being published by UCS PRESS via agreement with Galde Press, which published Morstein’s The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes in 2000.

The repackaging of that 2000 edition as The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft, which includes the entire content of the Galde release, is an effort by UCS PRESS to provide Morstein’s critically-acclaimed writing a wider reading audience.

UCS PRESS, recently relocated from Tucson to Prescott, will feature Morstein during autograph-signing sessions both days of the book festival, which has drawn over 100,000 attendees each of the past two years.

The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft is available in print and e-book editions at www.marjimbooks.com; also, via Amazon, and other leading Internet sales venues.  The e-book edition includes all 154,000-plus words of Morstein’s original work.

Morstein broke new ground with her revelations of the childhood of Sherlock Holmes and his older brother Mycroft, vividly showing what life was like for the genius brothers in rural, 19th century, Victorian England.

It is a tale involving a mysterious – and dangerous – pact of silence, the newshound sleuthing of reporter Josiah Cobbett in tracking down the covered-up truth of Sherlock Holmes’ childhood; and the telling of the whole Holmes family story by long-retired butler Percy Brewster.  

The butler spins a dramatic tale heavily blended with triumphs and tragedies, all of which played a part in molding young Sherlock into the man he would become.

Readers will see the planting of the seeds that would later blossom into the master detective’s attachment to violin playing, his keen interest in chemistry, his disdain for emotional involvements with the fairer sex, and even his penchant for opium—and, above all, his abilities of deduction.

It is a portrait of the Holmes family that one Holmes family member, in particular, went to great lengths to keep from ever being viewed.

Published by UCS PRESS, an imprint of MarJim Books
ISBN:  978-0-943247-44-1 The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft Volume One: A Newshound Picks Up The Scent
ISBN:  978-0-943247-45-8 The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft Volume Two: The Butler’s Tale Continues
ISBN:  978-0-943247-48-9 e-book edition: The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft

Contact Jim Dobkins to set up media interviews with Mona Morstein and for author’s bio information and author photo: phone:  602-684-9379; e-mail: publisher@marjimbooks.com;  publisher’s web site: www.marjimbooks.com

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Source:Jim Dobkins, MarJim Books DBA UCS PRESS
Location:Prescott - Arizona - United States
Tags:Sherlock Holmes, Detective, 19th Century, Victorian England, Deductions, Mycroft Holmes
Last Updated:Mar 08, 2012
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