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"full of spirits and energy" [GLOR] 

Bonnie MacBird returns to the show, this time to regale us with her own adventures that came with writing Unquiet Spirits, her latest Sherlock Holmes novel from HarperCollins.

The book is a sequel to the popular Art in the Blood, and follows Sherlock Holmes's adventures in England, Scotland and France in the months following The Hound of the Baskervilles. In preparing for this work, Bonnie did some traveling of her own and manages to weave her own tale of intrigue around whisky experts, old distilleries, a historical wine crisis, the inspiration for Hogwarts and much more.

And you'll want to stay tuned to make sure you can be part of a special drawing for a copy of Unquiet Spirits, available only to our Patreon subscribers. Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to discover how.

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1:32 Our spirits will not be quieted
4:13 Getting prematurely delighted
5:34 Welcome to Bonnie MacBird
8:12 Inspiration for Unquiet Spirits
10:52 The wine calamity of 1889
15:31 Researching whisky is hard
22:28 Sherlock Holmes's school
28:26 Surprises along the way
33:46 Looking at Holmes's past
40:21 Creating situations in which Holmes's powers are conveyed
42:21 A strong female character
44:41 Watson was discrete, despite being a promoter of Holmes
50:26 Don't forget the annotations
54:38 Why the magic happens
57:15 A couple of items in the news lately


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