Sherlock Author Interview - Paul Hiscock

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Today’s featured Sherlock Holmes writer is Paul Hiscock -  his story, ‘The Cassandra of Providence Place’, is in vol. XVIII - now on Kickstarter

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories XVI to XVIII

What is your story about? Where does it take place?

‘The Cassandra of Providence Place’ is about a young girl who can see the future. She turns to Sherlock Holmes hoping that he can prevent a tragedy that she has predicted. It is set in one of the London slums where she lives.

What was the inspiration for your pastiche?

I came across a photo of the residents of Providence Place The sense of community in that picture just leapt out at me and it seemed like the perfect setting for a story.

Which is your favourite story from The Canon and why?

Most of my favourites are in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and one that stands out is 'The Red-Headed League’ as it is such an elaborate piece of misdirection. However, I find that I change my mind about my favourite quite frequently.

Your favourite Sherlock Holmes-related place?

For me, Sherlock Holmes belongs on the streets of London. He feels like such an intrinsic part of the city that I almost expect to see him and Watson rushing to their next case whenever I am walking through town.

Paul’s links are:

Website: Detectives and Dragons

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Paul also appears in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk Volume 2 - Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours from Belanger Books, which includes his story, ’The Deductive Man’. 

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