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For those of you in the New York City area at the end of January 2010, you may be interested to know about a panel of Sherlock Holmes and mystery experts that's being held in Manhattan.

Author E.J. Wagner (The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases) will act as moderator of a panel of authors that will discuss Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's influence on mystery writing and detective fiction. Other panelists include:
This astute panel will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 on the 6th floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library, which is part of the New York Public Library at 40th Street and 5th Avenue (map).

More details about the event and the panelists can be found on EJ Wagner's site.

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