Bliss Austin, “The Engineer’s Thumb,” was a member of the very first class of “Investitured” Irregulars in 1944. He assembled what was then the finest collection of rare Sherlockiana, then gave it all away. And he is acknowledged as an early master in playing “the grand game.”
The Baker Street Irregulars Press has created a new Biography Series to keep alive the memory of leading Sherlockians of the past, and to introduce them to a new generation. Morley-Montgomery Award winning author Sonia Fetherston has diligently researched written records and interviewed family members and acquaintances in building a fascinating portrait of this man of great accomplishment and legendary generosity.
"In Sonia Fetherston's book, I almost feel that I've met the man." —Roger Johnson, The District Messenger of the SHSL
192 pages, 9" x 6" trade paperback, December 2014 With 11 b&w illustrations