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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