Sherlockian Author Profile - Matthew Simmonds

Hailing from Bedford in the South East of England, Matthew Simmonds has been a confirmed devotee of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation since first watching Jeremy Brett's incomparable portrayal of the world's first consulting detective, on a Tuesday evening in April, 1984, while curled up on the sofa with his father. 

He has written numerous short stories and his first novel, "Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of The Pigtail Twist" was published in 2018. A sequel is almost complete, which he hopes to publish in the near future.

Matthew currently co-owns Harrison & Simmonds, the fifth-generation family business, a renowned County tobacconist, pipe and gift shop on Bedford High Street.