Rachel Holmes Series - Gretchen Altabef

The Rachel Holmes Series, though murder mysteries, is full of hope and the bonhomie of friendship. The trilogy consists ofThese Scattered Houses, Remarkable Power of Stimulus, and now Five Miles of Country.

These Scattered Houses reveals how eleven-year-old Rachel Marcello of Poughkeepsie, New York, meets Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street during his battle with the town’s Goliath.

The novel was translated into Italian as La Casa Del Male for Mondadori’s popular Sherlock Holmes Series.

Remarkable Power of Stimulus continues the story in London and Paris. Rachel moves into No 221B Baker Street. Irene Adler reappears. Holmes and Watson follow the trail of the suffragist murders. 

Five Miles of Country brings Holmes and Watson to Thomas Edison’s “Imagination Factory” in New Jersey to solve the murder of a famed Vaudeville danseuse in the world’s first motion picture studio. 

“Gretchen Altabef is, beyond doubt, one of the most preeminent writers of Sherlock Holmes pastiches.”

Wendy Heyman-Marsaw - Author of Memoirs from Mrs. Hudson’s Kitchen.