Thank Holmes Its Friday - March 8 2024 - Female Authors

It's that time again - Thanks Holmes it's Friday and we're contining our Women's History Month celebrations by spotlighting more of the amazing female authors who have contributed to the rich world of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

From the historic tales of Johanna Rieke to the thrilling mysteries by Margaret Walsh, our female writers bring their own unique perspectives and storytelling skills to the beloved detective genre. Their contributions have masterfully demonstrated how the power of storytelling knows no boundaries.

Below, we feature just a couple of female authors, with more introductions next week. You can also enjoy our 3 for 2 offer on over 100 Sherlock Holmes books penned by female writers. From ingenious mysteries to keep you on the edge of your seat to captivating characters that rival even the great Sherlock Holmes, these books are sure to delight any connoisseur of detective fiction.




Johanna Rieke is best known for her authentic historic tales of Sherlock Holmes including Sherlock Holmes and the Cornwall Affair, Sherlock Holmes and The Egyptian Tomb Mystery and Sherlock Holmes and The Crystal Palace Murder. With meticulous attention to detail, Johanna transports her readers back in time to Victorian England, her stories filled with suspense, intrigue, and clever plot twists.


Marcia Wilson masterfully tells her stories from the POV (point of view) of Scotland Yard, dealing with crime in a very different way to Holmes. The differences are at times oppositional, sometimes harmonious, and often conflicting but there is respect and some affection all around. David Marcum calls her stuff “Scotland Yard’s Tin Dispatch Box” and that’s about as accurate a description as it gets!



With each book, Margaret Walsh manages the unimaginable - to pull off a new territory for pastiches and does so with great deference to the Canon. Her books have the warmth and intrigue of the original stories whilst having a thoroughly fascinating murder mystery at their core. Her talent for carefully structured scenes and vivid descriptions make you feel as if you were right there alongside Holmes and Watson, witnessing every twist and turn.






We invite you to download these six audiobooks from our female authors collection. To claim your free audiobooks just tell us the titles you'd like and within a few days your free codes and download link will appear in your inbox. It's that simple!

  • These Scattered Houses: An Untold Adventure of the Great Hiatus by Gretchen Altabef
  • Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind by Janina Wood
  • The Holmes Sutra - 160 Sherlock Holmes Sayings by Jay Ganguly
  • Sherlock Holmes and The Cornwall Affair by Johanna Rieke
  • I Will Find the Answer by Kate Workman
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Perplexed Politician by Margaret Walsh