Agency and Feminism in the Original Sherlock Holmes Canon
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"Villains, Victims, and Violets is a beautiful bouquet of Sherlockian scholarship, impressive in its breadth and depth. . . . a rare book that is likely to influence my re-reading of the Canon for some time to come."
Dan Andriacco, author of the McCabe and Cody Mysteries and Taming the Media Monster
Modern writers have reconsidered every subject under the sun through the lens of Sherlock Holmes. The overlooked subject is agency: the opportunities available to these women for independence and control. What we find all too often are the silences around them. And yet, these clients--villains, victims, and Violets--are pivotal in the world of Sherlock Holmes.
The book features a number of MX writers including Molly Carr, Charlotte Anne Walters, Geri Schear, Diane Gilbert Mansen, Tracy Revels, Amy Thomas and Jay Ganguly.