Today is the birthday of Ian Fleming (the James Bond author, not the actor who played Dr. Watson) and of this blog.
Dan Andriacco's Baker Street Beat was launched just one year ago today. Amazingly, this is the 210th post and we have had more than 20,300 page views! That's hard enough to believe. Even more incredible to me, I have had three books published in the past 12 months. The two mystery novels, No Police Like Holmes and Holmes Sweet Holmes, were written long ago, although heavily revised before publication.
It's been a wonderful year in which I have also given four talks on Sherlock Holmes and had the opportunity to meet many readers of my books. What a trip!
And the fun isn't over. I'll be attending Scintillation of Sions V in Maryland in two weeks, a Sherlockian dinner in Chicago in a month, and Bouchercon in October. I'm also going to England in October for book research. (Sometimes I have to take one for the team.) My next mystery, The 1895 Murder, is scheduled for November 1 publication and I'll be writing The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore for publication next spring.
I've been busy and it's been wonderful. If any friends or family reading this think I've neglected anything more important along the way, please hit me over the head and tell me. You know that they say: The main thing is the keep the main thing the main thing. But I'm having a blast. Thanks to all of you readers for making it possible.
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