My debut novel, Killer of Killers, doesn't have that luxury, so I feel I have to make a more deliberate focus on it. But there is a character in The Vase I've hardly talked about. I did once or twice, but that's next to nothing. And that character is Harvey Holmes, the ghost hunter who is known world wide as The Sherlock of Haunted Houses.
I describe him as tall, lanky, or slender, and with a pompadour that is brown, but starting to thin and gray, due to he's getting older at this point in the book. In fact I even make a reference to him being in his middle years. And one actor who is perfect right now for the role would be Jim Carrey. He's just turned fifty recently, and that means if Ron Howard were to make The Vase into a movie in the next couple of years, Jim Carrey would be just right for the part of Harvey Holmes. Just right.
|Jim Carrey as Harvey Holmes|
And in the book there's a part where Harvey Holmes is sheltered from adoring fans behind red ropes, so here's a photo that could be Harvey Holmes in that scene. The only difference is that here, his hair is combed back, instead of the pompadour, but that's okay, you still get the idea. I introduce visitors to the blog with the characters from The Vase, so you can get a good idea of Harvey Holmes right here in this picture.
As for the other characters? Well, I said that Naveen Andrews from Lost fame would be a good Muhsin Muhabi. But those are the only two characters I can find the "just right" actors for. The others, like Captain Mathias, Hiram Weiss, and Mary Levin, would be more of a search, like trying to find the right actress to play Susie Quinn in Killer of Killers. Well, maybe not that hard. Susie Quinn would be the most difficult, I'm sure. I've been thinking about her for five years, now, and still I haven't found the right actress for her. Time will tell.