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 Susan Knight (click here for Susan's Amazon profile)
Susan has two stories in these volumes...
Abracadaver [in Vol. XXII]
The unexpected gift of two tickets for an evening at the Egyptian Hall, London’s Home of Mystery – an evening that ends in tragedy – leads Holmes and Watson into a murky plot of obsession and revenge.
The inspiration for the story comes from The Sign of the Four, in which Holmes is able to help Mrs Cecil Forrester in a domestic matter.
Favourite quote from The Sign of the Four:
“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.”
A Simple Matter [In Vol. XXIV]
At the opening of The Adventure of the Red Circle, Holmes is approached by a Mrs Warren, who tells him that the detective “arranged an affair for a lodger of mine last year… Mr Fairdale Hobbs.” “Ah, yes,” Holmes replies. “A simple matter.”
As revealed here, this concerned the apparent abduction of a young lady to whom the scholarly and naïve Mr Hobbs had become close. Hobbs paid the ransom demanded but the young lady was not set free, and the young man feared the worst. Holmes, however, soon got to the bottom of what proved to be a very simple matter indeed.
Favourite quote from the story:
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.”