This month we asked George Mann whether authors should consider Conan Doyle’s vision of Sherlock Holmes sacroscant.
Mann was a good person to ask as he did the hard work and edited the anthology The Encounters of Sherlock Holmes which is a collection of stories about the great detective from steampunk, horror and assorted authors.
What do you think? Dare we evolve Sherlock Holmes? Do you like Steven Moffat’s BBC Sherlock series? Perhaps a look inside one of the stories from The Encounters of Sherlock Holmes would help and that’s exactly what we’re able to do here. There are nearly 3,000 words below from Mark Hodder’s The Loss of Chapter Twenty.
The Encounters of Sherlock Holmes is published by Titan Books. Mark Hodder is known for his steampunk series Burton & Swinburne that began with The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack.