Author – M.K. Wiseman.
M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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Pages – 200
The Blurb –
Before Baker Street, there was Montague.
Before partnership with a former army doctor recently returned from Afghanistan, Sherlock Holmes had but the quiet company of his own great intellect. Solitary he might be but, living as he did for the thrill of the chase, it was enough.
For a little while, at the least, it was enough.
That is, until a client arrives at his door with a desperate plea and an invitation into a world of societal scandal and stage door dandies. Thrust deep in an all-consuming role and charged with the safe-keeping of another, Holmes must own to his limits or risk danger to others besides himself in this the case of the aluminium crutch.
My thoughts –
This is a prequel to the Sherlock Holmes stories that we all know, before he has his escapades documented by Dr John Watson.
Writing a case using such a well known character can be a tough ask but the author obviously is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. There are a lot of subtle references to throughout this case.
This test of his deducing skills sees him looking for a missing man eve though everyone is convinced he isn’t! However one person is sure an imposter has taken the place of her friend.
A thoroughly enjoyable read that is a credit to Holmes stories.
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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09DXQVT56/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sherlock-holmes-the-singular-affair-m-k-wiseman/1140115651?ean=9781734464146
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/sherlock-holmes-amp-the-singular-affair/id1583511548