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The first look of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in the film adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s, ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind.“ [x]

Want to know more about the story? We interviewed the author in June. You can listen [HERE].

It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind.

But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking-about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.

You can buy the novel on Amazon: US [x], UK [x]

Prepare for geekgasm: Ian McKellen is playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The logline:

The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted by an unresolved case from a half-century ago.

His partner, Dr. Watson, is no longer with him. And his mental acuity has bid him farewell, too. This is a Sherlock Holmes grappling with his own faded and tattered memory, whose powers of observation and deduction are not what they used to be.

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We sit down with Mitch Cullin, author of A Slight Trick of the Mind, which tells the story of a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes’ battle with his diminishing mind.

It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind.

But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking-about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.

You can buy the novel on Amazon: US [x], UK [x]

Music: Fifties Shopping Intro Extended by TeknoAXE

Books discussed:

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King [x]

The Casebook of Solar Pons by August Derleth [x]

Embracing Defeat by John Dower [x]

Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris [x]

From Ian McKellen fb page (x)

Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn, in “Mr Holmes.” The great detective has long since retired to the countryside, with his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and his bees. But there’s one last case to be solved. And there’s the sting.

LONDON! Free tomorrow evening? Come to the UK launch of A Slight Trick of the Mind with author Mitch Cullin at the Covent Garden Waterstone’s at 6:30PM! It’s only 3 quid and you get free drinks and an in-conversation with Mitch!

A Slight Trick of the Mind is a beautifully sad book about an aged Sherlock Holmes dealing with one of his final cases, and it’s being made into a feature film starring Sir Ian McKellen.

More details on the event, including how to grab tickets [HERE].

There’s Hand-Printed Witchcraft and Dark Wonderment at Poison Apple Printshop

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Anyone can find creative inspiration from witchcraft according to artist Adrienne Rozzi (@poisonappleprintshop). “Every magickal practitioner is free to tailor their craft to fit their unique magickal path,” she says, adding that working “magick” in a spell or ritual is different than slight-of-hand tricks and stage magic. To help others in their discovery of “dark wonderment,” the 28-year-old opened a one-woman print shop in Pennsylvania, where she conjures up original artwork of serpents, crucibles and tarot suits. “Being part of a creative community is a true gift,” says Adrienne, whose connection with like-minded artists motivates her long hours in the studio. “Every once in a while I will run into someone I don’t know who is wearing one of my patches. In the end, I usually introduce myself and make a new friend.”