Sherlockian Interview - Jonathan Schneer

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With the upcoming launch of volumes 43-45 of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories (currently on Kickstarter), we're talking to the authors involved. Today it's Jonathan Schneer.


Tell us a little about yourself – Where you live and your main hobbies.

Jonathan Schneer lives in Decatur, Georgia, and Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is a retired historian of modern Britain. He hikes, bikes, skis and swims. Also, he writes books, most recently one about the British General Strike of 1926 that Oxford University Press will publish to coincide with the centenary, probably near the end of 2025; and he is currently researching one last big book which will be about neoliberalism since 1979 in both the US and UK. The due date for the manuscript of that one is December 31, 2025, and he may make it.
What’s the name of your story in this collection, and what is it about (with no spoilers)?
He contributes to the Spring 2024 edition of previously unknown Sherlock Holmes stories two that he somehow discovered: “The Case of the Missing Docker,” which takes place mainly in the East End of London in 1887; and “The Mysterious Death of the Russian Anarchist,” which finally explains why Serge Stepniak, stepped in front of a North and South-Western Railway train, at a level crossing in Chiswick, on December 23, 1895.
He hopes you will remember to check out the book about the General Strike in a year and a half.


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