David Stuart Davies stumbled into Sherlock Holmes in the 1950s, and became an ardent fan. Denied the chance to write his university thesis on the work on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (on grounds that it was not of sufficient importance), he wrote a book on Sherlock Holmes films on the side, which was published his senior year. It turned out to be the first of many: Davies has written several non-fiction books on the subject, a one-man award-winning play, and original Sherlock Holmes novels. He has also contributed commentary to DVDs of the Basil Rathbone Holmes films. Indeed, so important is Sherlock Holmes to Davies's life, he met the woman who would become his wife at the organizing meeting of a regional Sherlock Holmes society. Most important for us, Davies is the author of the Johnny Hawke series of World War II mysteries. Davies lives in West Yorkshire, England.