One of the most fun things about being a published fiction writer is attending book fairs, Sherlock Holmes conferences, mystery conventions, and the like. I get to meet folks who have read my books, and folks who might want to read my books.
Last October, I was really fortunate to be on an all-star Sherlock Holmes panel at Bouchercon in Cleveland. D.C. Hawkins, who attended the program, was inspired to dip into my work. He recently filed this review on Amazon.com:
I saw Dan Andriacco on a panel at Bouchercon and decided to read his works in order. His first Sebastian McCabe - Jeff Cody novel, "No Police Like Holmes," did not disappoint. It is a well crafted mystery that is witty and just plain fun. The Holmesian references offered a unifying theme and added an extra layer to the fun. By filling the novel with characters obsessed with Holmes, Andriacco showed classic deduction in a modern setting.This October, I'll be attending a similar, but smaller and more intimate mystery convention -- Magna Cum Murder, Oct. 25-27 in Indianapolis. I don't know yet whether I'll be on a panel.