There are few if any better pastiche writers at work at the present time....and if you are thinking of writing one yourself, then use these three books as a template, you would not go wrong. Thrills, quite, quite wonderful dialogue between the main characters, well, to be honest between all the characters. There are a few trilogies around, there are a few series around but Mike Hogan's Holmes, Watson and young Winston stand head and shoulders above the rest. Five star entertainment.
The Baker Street Society
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson find a cuckoo in their comfortable nest at 221B Baker Street when, after a chance encounter in Hyde Park, twelve-year-old Winston Spencer-Churchill is dumped on them by his far from doting mother, Lady Randolph.
Winston blossoms under the affectionate, if occasionally jealous care of Watson. His developing detective skills, connections in Society and capacity for creating mayhem are crucial to the unravelling of the case of the missing American boy.
Winston is kidnapped, chased through London by a pack of Indians from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and he faces a homicidal pork butcher with an axe.
As Holmes says:
“I dare say the experience has done him a power of good. He will be much better prepared for daily life at his public school.”
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