About the Book
Within this book, you’ll find a series of conversations between Holmes and Watson, each immediately taking place at the conclusion of one of the Adventures.
These aren’t typical Sherlockian pastiches – the reader won’t find new investigations in the traditional manner. Rather, these stories take the inconsistencies and contradictions to be found in those original twelve Canonical Adventures and pull them apart, twist them, double back on them, and construct them into something that’s sly and new and thoroughly thought-provoking.
These efforts are dense with material and are filled with Easter Eggs for the perceptive Sherlockian. The author’s subtle sense of humour and affection for Holmes and Watson peeks through at every turn, and there are references in each of the individual stories that refer to the others within this collection, giving hints of a bigger narrative at play. Reading these cannot and should not be hurried. They must be pondered.
About the Author
Nick is a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The book contains twelve sequels – of sorts – to each of the original stories in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, which first appeared in The Strand from 1891 to 1892.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Sherlock Holmes fans in particular, but anyone interested in Victorian mystery thrillers.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Any Sherlock Holmes pastiches that stay true to the original style. Denis Smith and David Marcum are particularly good examples.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Write a lot and read a lot.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
You can find out all about MX Publishing at mxpublishing.com