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David Stuart Davies (born 1946) is a British writer. He worked as a teacher of English before becoming a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction. He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers' Association.
Johnny Hawke is removed from the army after a rifle explodes in his face and he loses an eye. Offered a desk job with the police, Johnny sets up as a private investigator in London. When asked to investigate the disappearance of a young woman things turn dangerous. Could there be a connection between the girl and fading film actor Gordon Moore?
His award-winning one-man play Sherlock Holmes - The Last Act is still touring after its premiere at Salisbury Playhouse in 1999. It has played in France, Canada, America, Hong Kong, Malta and all over the British Isles.
In 2009, Big Finish Productions released audio adaptations of his plays The Last Act and The Death and Life.
He is the editor of several collections for Wordsworth & Collectors Library (Barnes & Noble) including:
and In 2009 an omnibus volume of William Fryer Harvey's stories, titled "The Beast with Five Fingers" (ISBN 978-1-84022-179-4). The volume contains 45 stories, and an extensive biographical introduction.
His DVD work includes writing and narrating commentaries for the MPI release of the digitally re-mastered Basil Rathbone Holmes films; conducting interviews on the new Jeremy Brett Holmes releases; and with David Jason on A Touch of Frost DVDs.
He is as one-third of literary performance group The Mystery Men, alongside Matthew Booth and M. J. Elliott
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