Three new pastiche stories of the world’s greatest detective. These stories are shorter than the other novels in the New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries series and were published in response to invitations to contribute to anthologies of Sherlockian stories. In “The Adventure of the Humble Mr. Hier”, Sherlock Holmes encounters the famous Mr. and Mrs. Micawber from “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens. They have returned to England from Australia in pursuit of justice and call upon our hero to help them. “The Adventure of Blood and Fire” is a fictional story about an exceptional non-fictional woman, Evangeline Booth. In this story she is still a young Captain in the Salvation Army. In later years she rose in the ranks to be the General of the Salvation Army International. In this account, we have a brief glimpse of the bravery and determination that would become the hallmark of this larger-than-life individual. The final story, “The Adventure of the Suicidal Sister” is set in the tumultuous years after the Great War when Holmes is called upon to rescue a brave widow who has been falsely accused.
Collection Eleven includes the following:
The Adventure of the Humble Mr. Hier
The Adventure of Blood and Fire
The Adventure of the Suicidal Sister