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Episode 56: A Slight Trick of the Mind with Mitch Cullin

Ep56We sit down with Mitch Cullin, author of A Slight Trick of the Mind, which tells the story of a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes’ battle with his diminishing mind.

It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind.

But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking-about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.

You can buy the novel on Amazon: US [x], UK [x]

Mitch Cullin with A Slight Trick of the Mind. Photo: Canongate Books

Mitch Cullin with A Slight Trick of the Mind. Photo: Canongate Books

Music: Fifties Shopping Intro Extended by TeknoAXE

Books discussed:

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King [x]

The Casebook of Solar Pons by August Derleth [x]

Embracing Defeat by John Dower [x]

Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris [x]

Huge thanks to Canongate Books for providing the beautiful novel for us and for setting up the interview!

 

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