A Slight Trick of the Mind
|Publisher||Nan A. Talese/Doubleday|
|Followed by||The Post-War Dream|
A Slight Trick of the Mind is the seventh book by American author Mitch Cullin.
The tale is that of Sherlock Holmes, elderly and unable to walk without a cane, as his memory begins to fail. He lives with a housekeeper and her son, and talks to the son about his life before he forgets it entirely.
It was first published in April 2005 as a hardcover edition from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, and during the same month an unabridged audiobook version read by Simon Jones was released on both compact disc and cassette by Highbridge Audio. A trade paperback edition was published in May 2006 by Anchor Books/Random House.
On 5 September 2013, it was announced that the book would be adapted into a film with Ian McKellen as Holmes. Bill Condon would direct, and Jeffrey Hatcher would adapt the screenplay. The film was released on 19 June 2015 under the title Mr. Holmes.