Scott Palmer's New Book Adds Meat to Sherlock Holmes Mythos

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‘SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BASIL RATHBONE YEARS & Other Films’ gives eye-opening info on legendary film series.

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For more than 100 years, the character of Sherlock Holmes has appeared in scores of films, as well as in a number of television series, and of all those films the author Scott Palmer has always believed that the films made between 1939 and 1946, starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes, with Nigel Bruce as his companion Dr. Watson, remain the most popular. In “SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BASIL RATHBONE YEARS & Other Films” (published by Xlibris) the author compiles eye-opening information and juicy tidbits on the Sherlock Holmes mythos.

Palmer’s own introduction to these films began as a small boy, viewing them on television with his father, who had himself seen them all as a boy or very young adult. Rathbone’s portrayal of Holmes is what Palmer considers the most accurate, in the regard of following the way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the character, and each of the fourteen films he made playing Holmes have many charming characters and great dialogue. Most of the stories have some elements of Doyle’s written works.

Although there are a number of Sherlock Holmes film books, there has never been one devoted to the Rathbone series, in detail. In this book readers will find a complete cast lists for each film, along with a story synopsis and photographs.

“SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BASIL RATHBONE YEARS & Other Films”
By Scott Palmer
Hardcover | 8.5x11 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781503560895
Softcover | 8.5x11 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781503560901
E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781503560918
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Scott Palmer is a graduate of San Diego State University. He has worked for the Hollywood Film Archive in Los Angeles, and was the Managing Director of the California Performing Arts Centre in San Diego. He has appeared on radio, TV and has written newspaper and magazine articles. With an extensive knowledge in the area of films and TV, he has also published books including “A Who's Who of British Film Actors,” “British Film Actors' Credits 1895-1987,” “Australian & New Zealand Film Actors,” “Jack the Ripper: A Reference Guide,” and “The Films of Agatha Christie.”

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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