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Updated: 04/11/2014 08:00:00AM

Local authors gather in spotlight

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Paul Holmes interests readers in his latest novel.


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Authors Sandy Chase, Sally Simon, Naomi Pringle, Lou Gladish, Paul Holmes, Kate Nixon, Karen Dowling, David Abraham, Dorothy Brooks, and Micky Gorman share the spotlight at Copperfish Books event.


By CAROL BRUYERE

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Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda on Monday hosted its second Night in the Spotlight for 10 local authors. The event allowed each writer to speak to a large group of devoted and curious readers for three minutes, highlighting the topic of their first — or most recent — published book.

One of the most prolific authors, Paul Holmes, gave a snapshot of his novel “The Sherlock Foundation,” in which a fictitious character (interestingly named Paul Holmes) is mistaken as a relative of famous detective Sherlock Holmes and inherits author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fortune. The funds, which Doyle had put in a tax-evading nonprofit called the Sherlock Foundation, are eventually stolen, and the book’s lead character pursues the culprits.

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