The next three volumes of the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories are due in November and fans can get big discounts and unique rewards in the Volume XXII-XIV Kickstarter.
Each day we'll be highlighting one of the dozens of authors of the 64 new stories in the new volumes.
Today is Brenda Seabrooke (Brenda's website is here)
Brenda Seabrooke's story summary:
For this anthology I wanted to write a story about a more ordinary person than the British uppers who often are almost caricatures. I tried to think who might commit a crime that would need the services of Sherlock but could pay little and yet be one that he would take on. Cooks were important to the nineteenth century better-off. Their social lives centered around delectable dishes created in the kitchens of the huge houses so the cook was arguably the most important person in the household. Her crime would have to be one of the loss of something so valuable the family would have her arrested. I found one that would result in accusing the cook. At the same time there had to be a strong reason for Holmes and Watson to take on a case which would require traveling. Throw in retired military bachelors, budding spinsters, a cozy village, gardens, a great house and the elements are all in place for a fun read in The Case of the Accused Cook. (Did I leave out fog? Must make a note to add fog to the next Holmes and Watson story.)
Brenda's favourite Holmes quote is:
"There go two of my threads, Watson. There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you. We must cast round for another scent."
The Hound of the Baskervilles