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 Roger Riccard (click here for Amazon profile) who also appeared in Volume XIX.
THE ETHERAGE ESCAPADE
Roger's story in Volume XXII is based on the following quote:
“I came to you, sir, because I heard of you from Mrs. Etherege, whose husband you found so easy when the police and everyone had given him up for dead."
Mary Sutherland to Sherlock Holmes in, A Case of Identity
Naturally I decided to dig through my Grandma Hudson's trunk of Watson's notes (Inherited from her Great Aunt, the Mrs. Hudson) to see if the good Doctor had left any such manuscript behind. What I found was a case which he couldn't publish due to a promise Holmes had made. Scotland Yard was sure that the man had been kidnapped and likely killed trying to escape his captors. Holmes examination of Etherege's office revealed some inconsistencies in that theory.
Following his usual methods of observation and deduction, Holmes is led to certain parties who can provide the real truth of Etherege's disappearance and his fate. Mrs. Etherege is informed and forced to accept the actual facts. Or are they?
Roger's favourite Holmes quote is:
“You see, but you do not observe.”
A Scandal In Bohemia