Welcome! Like the book of the same name, this blog is an eclectic collection of Sherlockian scribblings based on more than a half-century of reading Sherlock Holmes. Please add your own thoughts. You can also follow me on Twitter @DanAndriacco and on my Facebook fan page at Dan Andriacco Mysteries. You might also be interested in my Amazon Author Page. My books are also available at Barnes & Noble and in all main electronic formats including Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iBooks for the iPad.

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Out of the Park"

I'm amazed and honored by Hollywood screenwriter Bonnie MacBird's comments about my upcoming collection of Sebastian McCabe - Jeff Cody novellas and short stories, which will be published in September. Here's what she said:. 

Dan Andriacco hits it out of the park with Rogues Gallery, a collection of short mystery stories featuring the two unlikely brothers-in-law and modern day Holmes and Watson of Sebastian McCabe and Jeff Cody.  Narrator Cody is a sardonic, witty newlywed everyman while McCabe (rotund in the tradition of Nero Wolfe) is an avid, oddball Sherlockian with formidable powers of his own.

Andriacco’s distinctive tone delights – in a similar manner to the brilliant M.C.Beaton – with his combination of cozy, small town detail and hilarious and pointed observations of its denizens.

The cozy elements are all in the settings, here including an all-female art show,  Christmas and Halloween parties, college politics and the developing relations of Cody and his new bride as they navigate newlywed issues.  But unlike many mysteries with cozy elements, Andriacco’s plots are masterful.

Like a skilled close-up magician, Andriacco lulls you into what appears to be quiet Midwestern sense of normalcy, only to turn up an ace from his sleeve with a murderous surprise. You’re in the hands of a master of mystery plotting here.  Rogues Gallery is a delightful read, hard to put down, and highly recommended.  And did I say fun? 

If you've been buying my books, thank you and pleasing consider supporting Rogues Gallery through my Pubslush campaign

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