Sherlock's Last Case  Humanities Forum with Mystery Writers of America New England

10/14/2018 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Join the Mystery Writers of America New England for an in-depth discussion of Sherlock's Last Case following the performance. The speakers include Elisabeth Elo, Paula Munier, Dale Phillips, and Dave Zeltserman.


Elisabeth Elo’s suspense novel, North of Boston, was named one of Booklist’s Best Crime Fiction Debuts of the Year and was called “outstanding” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. She worked as an editor, an advertising copywriter, a high-tech project manager, and a halfway house counselor before earning a PhD in English at Brandeis University. She has published scholarly articles on subjects as diverse as Walt Whitman and Cinderella, and her essays and short stories have appeared in a wide variety of magazines. A humorous literary novel, Save Your Own, written under the name Elisabeth Brink, was a Booksense Notable Book and a People magazine “Great Read.” Visit her on Facebook/ElisabethEloAuthor, on Twitter @ElisabethElo1, and at Her second suspense novel, Finding Katarina M., is forthcoming from Polis Books in March 2019.

Paula Munier is the author of the bestselling Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, Writing with Quiet Hands, and the acclaimed memoir Fixing Freddie. The first novel in her mystery series, A Borrowing of Bones (Minotaur, 2018) was inspired by the hero working dogs she met through Mission K9 Rescue, her own Newfoundland-retriever-mix rescue Bear, and her lifelong passion for crime fiction. In her fabulous day job as senior literary agent and content strategist for Talcott Notch Literary, she represents many great writers. Her specialties include crime fiction, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, MG and crossover YA, high-concept SFF, and nonfiction. She lives in New England with her family, Bear, Freddie, and a torbie tabby named Ursula.

Dale Phillips has published the Zack Taylor mystery series, a thriller novel, over 70 short stories, story collections, poetry, and non-fiction, since having Stephen King as a college writing teacher. He has found time to appear on stage, television, in an independent feature film, and compete on “Jeopardy” (losing in a spectacular fashion). He co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film. He's traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.

Dave Zeltserman’s crime and horror novels have been picked by NPR, The Washington Post, American Library Association, Booklist, and WBUR as best novels of the year, and his Julius Katz mystery stories have won a Shamus, Derringer, and two Ellery Queen Readers Awards. His novel Small Crimes has been made into a Netflix original film starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and two more of his books are currently in film development. He also writes the Morris Brick crime thrillers under his Jacob Stone pseudonym.

About Sherlock's Last Case

Take a trip to Baker Street with the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, to solve the seemingly perfect crime. When a threat is made against Holmes' life by the son of his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, not everything is as it appears. The game’s afoot with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in the long-overdue Boston premiere of this murderously funny comedy-thriller, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 StepsBedroom Farce).

Approximate run time: Sherlock's Last Case run approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze, a strobe lighting effect, and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).


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Maria Aitkin“I have spent an uneasy year away from the Huntington, working all the time, but feeling deprived of my true theatrical home. Now, thank heaven, I'm doing Sherlock’s Last Case in the fall – a brilliant and eccentric comedy – and I will be united with my favorite theatre in the world, staffed by wonderful people who anticipate my every whim. I can't wait.”— Maria Aitken

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