“Beautiful Monsters” An Enchanting New Book About Sherlock Holmes’s Mentor
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“Beautiful Monsters” is a charming and imaginative new novel about Sherlock Holmes's teacher and mentor at Cambridge University, with its roots in a Fantastic German Legend
Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) December 1st, 2019
Beautiful Monsters, the fourth novel by the writing team of Brian Anthony and Bill Walker, is a wonderfully bizarre tale based on a three-hundred-year-old German legend.
The narrative is told by none other than Sherlock Holmes, who plays a large part in the whimsical story.
The story as written takes place in Victorian London and revolves around a college professor who spends forty years attempting to track down and destroy every last copy of a book he has written–which he believes carries a terrible curse.
“Legend is the key word,” says Beautiful Monsters co-author Brian Anthony. “In the early 1700s a German college professor wrote a scientific tome, which was based on fake fossils planted by his enemies to taint his research. From this actual occurrence a number of wild myths evolved, and based on some of these Bill Walker and I weaved ou tale.”
The “Beautiful Monsters” referenced are a cross-evolution of humans and insects, a species wiped off the face of the earth during an ice age over 400 million years ago!
Beautiful Monsters is beautifully illustrated throughout by the award-winning artist Rick Geary, known for his work in MAD, National Lampoon, and Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as a highly-acclaimed series of graphic novels.
Advance word on Beautiful Monsters has been enthusiastic:
This is an actual work of imagination. Rather different from those supposed fantasies, which are actually just constructions. A charming book, reminiscent of James Branch Cabell.
–David Mamet, Author/Playwright
Beautiful Monsters will be available as an e-book on December 1, 2019. A limited number of deluxe, cloth-bound editions can be ordered directly from the publisher, Walker/Anthony Publications.
About Walker & Anthony Publications
An boutique company dedicated to publishing high quality fiction and books documenting film history.