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WCU English Professor Rick Boyer Pens New Sherlock Homes Tales


Western Carolina University's Rick Boyer, author of a new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, relaxes in the den of his Waynesville home. (WCU photo by Ashley T. Evans)

Some 30 years after developing his writing skills through a series of literary exercises imitating a storyteller he calls the greatest of the past century, award-winning novelist Rick Boyer of the English department faculty at Western Carolina University has seen his career come full-circle.

A resident of Waynesville, Boyer is author of the newly published "The Quintessential Sherlock Holmes," a collection of five full-length stories based upon the legendary detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Returning to his literary roots was, well, simply elementary for an author whose career h...

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