One of World's Leading Authorities on Sherlock Holmes Comes to Pasadena

Published : Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 11:18 AM

Enjoy a night of murder and mayhem at the Mountain View Mausoleum with Les Klinger, one of the world’s leading authorities on Sherlock Holmes on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m.

Klinger is the author of seven books on Sherlock Holmes and the editor of the eleven-volume Sherlock Holmes Reference Library.

First, mingle with other guests at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then take in a spirited discussion of everything Holmesian with Les Klinger. Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, H. P. Lovecraft, Frankenstein, and 19th-century genre fiction. Klinger is a long-time member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and served as the Series Editor for the Manuscript Series of The Baker Street Irregulars; he is currently the Series Editor for the BSI’s Biography Series.

He served three terms as Chapter President of the SoCal Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and on its National Board. He is also the Treasurer of the Horror Writers Association. He lectures frequently on Holmes, Dracula, Lovecraft, Frankenstein and their worlds, including frequent panels at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Bouchercon, NecronomiCon, StokerCon, World Horror Convention, World Fantasy Convention, VampireCon, Comicpalooza, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic-Con, and he frequently teaches courses on Holmes and Dracula at UCLA Extension.

Klinger’s work has received numerous awards and nominations, including the Edgar® for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2005 for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories and the Anthony for Best Anthology in 2015 for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (co-edited with Laurie R. King) and two nominations for the Bram Stoker Award® for Best Nonfiction book. His introductions and essays have appeared in numerous books, graphic novels, academic journals, newspapers, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Playboy Magazine; he also reviews books for the Los Angeles Times. He was the technical advisor for Warner Bros. on the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and served (without credit) in that role for Warner Bros.’ earlier hit Sherlock Holmes (2009). He has consulted on a number of novels, comic books, and graphic novels featuring Holmes and Dracula.

Afterwards, join the author for a book signing and dessert reception. You’ll have a bloody good time. Open Book… It’s not just an event. It’s an experience.

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Mountain View Mausoleum is located at 2300 Marengo Ave. in Altadena.

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