Sherlock Holmes: The Defaced Men

Sherlock Holmes: The Defaced Men

Mystery novel, published by Titan Books, August 2022

A white-haired, bearded client arrives at Baker Street and is recognised immediately by Holmes. This client is being threatened by someone unknown to him through curious means: doctored lecture slides, and Watson realises this is Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer of animal and human locomotion photographs, who presents his motion-study animations to interested parties through his zoopraxiscope device. When the two attend one of his lectures they find disturbing alterations to Muybridge’s slides he swears he did not put there and as they investigate further, discover murder and conspiracy with the fledgeling arts of photography and cinema at its heart…

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“I loved the way that Major was able to take a simple set-up and spin it out into something much bigger and complex in a way that didn’t feel like it was being forced… It’s clear that [he] did a lot of research for this book, particularly into the realm of early cinematic techniques… One of the things that I liked about the book was how well Major managed to capture the characters’ voices.” Trans-scribe

Tim Major – author

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