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Unquiet Spirits: a Holmesian evening with Bonnie McBird

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Unquiet Spirits

Whether the BBC’s Sherlock has got you hooked or you’ve always known that it’s elementary, dear Watson, we can promise you a treat this evening. Unquiet Spirits is Bonnie MacBird’s second original Sherlock story (her first, Art in the Blood, was deemed “worthy of Doyle himself” by Bryan Cogman) and sees the detecting duo making their way to our very own Auld Reekie and onto the Highlands. Join us for the Scottish launch of Unquiet Spirits at which we’ll be enjoying some readings from the book, with a particular focus on the streets and haunts of Edinburgh. Bonnie will be chatting to Kaite Welsh, author of The Wages of Sin, about the novel and, of course, our booksellers will be on hand to welcome you with a glass of wine!


Unquiet Spirits - Bonnie MacBirdAbout the book

It’s December 1889. Fresh from debunking a ‘ghostly’ hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. He is distracted when beautiful Scotswoman Isla McLaren arrives with a tale of kidnapping, ghosts, and dynamite in the Highlands; but to Watson’s surprise, he walks away in favour of a political mission for Mycroft in the south of France. On the Riviera, Holmes and Watson have a dangerous encounter with rival French detective Jean Vidoc and make a horrific discovery which draws them up to the haunted McLaren castle in Scotland after all. In the frozen Highlands, among ghosts, family secrets and the copper behemoths of a great whisky distillery, Holmes discovers that all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum.

In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past.


© Ray Bengston

About Bonnie

Bonnie MacBird is an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter and producer. The three-time Emmy Award winner wrote the original screenplay for the cult movie TRON. She fell in love with Sherlock Holmes by the age of 10, and was inducted into the prestigious Baker Street Irregulars this year. A member of the London Sherlock Holmes Society and groups in Paris, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, she speaks regularly on Sherlock Holmes worldwide.


This event is free but reservation is recommended – tickets can be booked below.


August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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