Castle Shade

Castle Shade stars Sherlock Holmes and his wife of almost five years, Mary Russell. In 1925, they are hired by the Queen of Roumania, Queen Marie, to determine who is sending her threatening notes. However, after arriving at her castle in rural Transylvania, they discover the locals fear a strigol,Continue Reading

Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

The game is afoot in the excellent Sherlock Holmes tale of spies and revolution, the Adventures of the Peculiar Protocols. Sherlock Holmes’ brother Mycroft enlists Holmes’ help with a mysterious French manuscript. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is ostensibly a book recording a conference of Jews describingContinue Reading

Word is Murder

“The word is murder. That’s what matters.” And so begins another original take on a thriller from Mr. Horowitz. First person meta-mystery where the author plays himself as Dr. Watson to a memorable, recently  disgraced, consulting detective, Hawthorne. To avoid confusion, when referred to as Mr. Horowitz, I am speakingContinue Reading