The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine for July/August 2013 features cover artwork by Thomas Gianni who also drew an original art sketch of Holmes on the blank page at the end of the book. Strongly favoring the great Jeremy Brett, Gianni also hand-wrote the quote “Holmes Leaned back and said, ‘I am all attention.’” It is also autographed by the artist. In nm/mint and unread condition, it will be shipped with the utmost care. Please note- the sketch is real. It is an actual, original one-of-a-kind drawing by hand by Gianni. It is not a pre-printed image in the magazine.
The magazine itself is digest-sized, perhaps a little larger than your standard Reader’s Digest. It presents the best in modern and classic mystery fiction and this particular issue includes new columns by Lenny Picker and Mrs. Hudson, plus the following stories: Boneyard by Marc Bilgrey, Bully for You by Carla Coupe, The Hereafter Party by Paullette Gaudet, The Hot Stove League by Janice Law, The Coin and the Chemist by Nijo Philip, The Case of Vamberry The Wine Merchant by Jack Grochot, Up to No Good by Laird Long, We’re Upside Down and Inside Out by Jay Carey, Valentine’s Day by John M. Floyd, The Blackheath Collapse by Sherlock Holmes (as Edited by Bruce Kilstein), and, representing the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, The Five Orange Pips.