AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
On July 29, 2019, MURDER in Minnesota! Two Sherlockian Tales by Jeff Falkingham received a 5-STAR REVIEW on the 'I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere' website -- just in time to promote Jeff's appearance at the Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences conference at the University of Minnesota on August 8-11. Below are a few photos from this event, attended by nearly 170 Sherlockians from all across North America (for more photos, see the Gallery page).
In June/July, Jeff completed a U of M course titled 'Deductive Logic: The Best Stories of Sherlock Holmes.' He'll be sharing info from the class in future Book Talks. Upcoming events include a study group with Norwegian Explorers in September, Deep Valley Book Fair in Mankato in October, a Writers' Fest in Bloomington in November, and a presentation to Sisters in Crime in December.
1) Actor, director, playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher was keynote speaker at the August conference.
2) Jeff with featured artist Amanda Downs Champlin and Peter Blau, dean of American Sherlockians.
3) The talented Red-Throated League (including guest stars) wrapped up the conference with a rousing old-time radio production of Hound of the Baskervilles.
MORE photos on GALLERY page!
2018 was BUSY, 2019 could be busier!
The introduction of 'MURDER in Minnesota!' at Bloomington's Penn Lake Library in April launched a BUSY nine months for Jeff -- and 2019 looks to be even busier! The year kicked off with a book signing in St. Paul on Jan. 6 (Sherlock's 165th birthday!) and ends with a presentation to the Twin Cities Sisters of Crime at their annual holiday get-together in December. In between are a return to the Writers Festival in Rosemount in March, a presentation in NW Minnesota during School Library Month in April, a visit to Jeff's hometown of Browns Valley for the annual Alumni Reunion in June, a triennial international conference hosted by the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota in Minneapolis in August, Mankato's Deep Valley Book Festival in October, the South Dakota State Library's annual Performer's Showcase in November, and many other events in the works. Watch this space for details!
Want to know what they're saying about Jeff's BOOK TALKS program?
To read an independent newspaper REVIEW, click HERE!
Jeff is joined by Jeff Lubbers of Watertown, SD, for a program at Wing & Fin Resort on the shores of Lake Traverse in western Minnesota
PHOTO: Jeff on Mystery Writers Panel with Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime at Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato, October 2018. (Yes, as you can tell from the pillar behind the stage, it was held in a brewery!)
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere!
Jeff Falkingham has conducted Book Talks at over 90 venues. Here are a few of the highlights:
+ In March 2011, he helped a middle school librarian in SD win a Jan Stauber grant from the Beacon Society.
+ In November 2013, he performed at nine different cities/towns in the Kitchigami Regional Library System.
+ In April 2015, he provided the keynote address for the District Convention of the GFWC of west-central MN.
+ In June 2016, he was a featured performer at the Sesquicentennial Celebration in Browns Valley, MN.
(See full list of Venues)