Official Blog of Author Garry M. Graves (nonfiction) and Henry H.H. Hittlebloome (fiction/penname).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Introducing something 'NEW'

These old pictures illustrating the Sherlock Holmes character, I'll admit, spellbind me. Naturally, my favorite actor to have played the SH character is Jeremy Brett, (A) considered to be the definitive Holmes and not Basil Rathbone (B) IMHO. Netflix provides me with continual streaming of each story/case episode created starring Brett as Holmes and Edward Hardwicke (C) as Dr. Watson. Candidly, these two actors are appropriately envisioned when reading each adventure from my Kindle. They are superb representatives of the written character. If you ever get a chance to see one of these Sherlock Holmes cases, you'll love it.  

'The Mystery Maxims of Jake Spade,' will be the first in a series of investigative thrillers under the pen-name of Henry H.H. Hittlebloome (HHHH). This will be my first venture into the fiction genre, mystery/thriller. HHHH will write in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, noted writer/creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes stories. Jake Spade (who will portray a modern day Sherlock Holmes), will partner with female Clarice Darby, an attorney, not a medical doctor, like Dr. Watson. Even though Spade, characterized as the great-great-great grandson of Sherlock Holmes; a 28 year old bald male in 2011, sometimes channels his ggg-grandfather Holmes with similar language, speech and voice inflections. Now that should be fun to write and read. 

Darby, like Conan's Dr. Watson, will be the storyteller or narrator. She has extraordinary command of the language and captures Spade's mixture of Victorian-era uttering's one moment and modern day 2011 dialect the next. It makes for a noticeable contrast besides being somewhat humorous. Oh, I forgot, Spade is a little neurotic, not psychotic mind you... even though his behavior and antics, sometimes, might be considered borderline. He just pushes the envelope when people upset him...or things don't go his way. Picture a prim-n-proper, nineteenth century, English gentleman infused with present day mores. Scary huh? It'll be fun writing, I think, and fun reading I hope.

Presently, 'The Mystery Maxims of Jake Spade - Case #1 FORGIVEN,' is 25% done. It's progressing nicely. Comments from the beta readers are encouraging with many suggestions on it's readability and structure. Thanks to all of them (they know who they are).

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It was time that the books I've written be compiled into ONE blog, this is it. This blog will highlight and speak to the various writings of nonfiction, under Garry M. Graves as the author. And the new fiction pieces, written under the author pseudonym or pen-name of Henry H.H. Hittlebloome. To email me, click here.