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Somerset House Book Club
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Join us as we welcome debut novelist Mick Finlay, Literary Agent Jo Unwin and Head of Marketing and Communications at HarperCollins Alison Lindsay, who will be discussing Finlay's Sherlock-inspired crime novel ARROWOOD and its journey from initial idea to finished publication. This will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Mick Finlay’s fantastic first novel, published on 23 March 2017 by HarperCollins, was brought to our attention by Somerset House resident Literary Agent Jo Unwin. This Book Club promises to be a fascinating talk about getting published and the path from inspiration to publication, as well as a great introduction to a brilliant first novel.
London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.
The Afghan War is over, a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence, but Britain’s position in the world is uncertain and the gap between rich and poor is widening. London is a place where the wealthy party while the underclass are tempted into lives of crime, drugs and prostitution. A serial killer stalks the streets. The year is 1895.
The police don’t have the resources to deal with everything that goes on in the capital. The rich turn to a celebrated private detective when they need help. Sherlock Holmes. But in densely-populated South London, where crimes are sleazier and Holmes rarely visits, people turn to Arrowood, a private investigator who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele, and his showy forensic approach to crime. Arrowood understands people, not clues.
If you would like to attend please book to reserve a space for the evening. Tickets for Somerset House Book Club are free.