Robert Graham

I was born at a very early age. My early acting experience was gained in school plays leading to my first postgraduate employment as a yellow coat for a summer season at a holiday camp in Sussex. Strange career path!

My next employment, as a construction cost engineer, took me to Long Island, USA. Whilst there, I read the Sherlock Holmes stories for the first time. The wonderful evocation of Victorian England in the writings and the Sidney Paget illustrations were a wonderful escape from the cares of contemporary suburban New York. I became a Sherlockian for life and on returning to England I joined the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

My current employment is involved with the purchasing and supply of artificial limbs for the NHS (so I could be said to be an arms dealer?) allows a good work/life balance. I enjoy the murder mysteries as they combine my two main hobbies of dramatics and Sherlock Holmes. In addition, I am also a qualified teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

My ambition is to once again visit the scene of one of Holmes’ most celebrated triumphs – the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.