The Inventor, the Author, and the Killer
March 23, 2016 11:50 AM   Subscribe

The Inventor, the Author, and the Killer
My latest novel, a thriller, A Predator's Game, Rook's Page Publishing, will be available on March 30th for general purchase and is available for pre-order (Amazon link). It is set in 1896 Manhattan. After the multi-murderer Henry H. Holmes has escaped execution, the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla teams up with the touring author, Arthur Conan Doyle to track him down. The first chapter can be found here.

The conceit of the story is that Nikola Tesla functions in the role of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle as Dr. Watson, and Dr. Henry Holmes as Dr. Moriarty.

I can send a limited number of epub copies for review (for free). (read the first chapter to see if it is the sort of thing you'd like to read and email me, if interested).

I've done a fair bit of research regarding Tesla, Holmes and Conan Doyle, the results of which I've posted on my blog. Some of those of general interest are:

Tesla: The Basics

Tesla vs. Sherlock Holmes
Tesla vs. Adrian Monk
Tesla and The Alienist
Tesla vs. Einstein
Was Nikola Tesla gay?

I've a series on Henry H. Holmes that aims to demythologize him (and there are a lot of myths that surround him).
Holmes, the Myth.
His early life.
His time at the University of Vermont, Burlington
His time at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (part one, an introduction to the resurrectionists)
His time at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (part two, the pickler, the detailer, and Holmes)
Role: Author, researcher
posted by dances_with_sneetches (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Looks cool. I'll forward this to a few people in your target audience.

Any fb/twitter posts to share?
posted by pyro979 at 2:08 PM on March 23, 2016

I haven't gotten into fb/twitter. I no that's deadly for a modern author. I've tried to limit my time sink to the blog.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 2:41 PM on March 23, 2016

I noticed you didn't seem to have Tesla vs. William J. Burns - the decline of the latter's reputation (and involvement in the Teapot Dome Scandal) would nicely compliment Tesla's social withdrawal and the seizure of his research notes.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:02 AM on March 28, 2016

That could be an interesting follow-up. The title "The American Sherlock Holmes" was thrown out about as often as "Crime of the Century," the former used to describe Frank Geyser, the man who hunted down the story of several of Henry Holmes' victims.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 3:12 PM on March 28, 2016 [1 favorite]

Today is publication day. Here are links to the book.

Soft-cover, Amazon.

I've also run a series on my blog in the past few days which looks critically at the twenty-seven murders to which Holmes confessed. A four part series, starting here.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:38 AM on March 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Here, I've done a Facebook post. Now I need to take a shower.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:46 AM on March 30, 2016

Page not found, Facebook. Now I'll have to figure out why. FB did it to me again.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 3:36 PM on March 31, 2016

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