Test your sleuth skills with these Sherlock Holmes-inspired titles
Special to the Whig
This week, the good people at the Cecil County Public Library have assembled a list of detective books inspired by the world-renowned Sherlock Holmes. Think your investigative skills are up to snuff? The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (2014) By Laurie R. King Imagine how the esteemed Sherlock Holmes would react if he found himself paired with a 20th-century, female partner. Laurie King’s “Mary Russell” series explores this unlikely pairing. The Sherlockian (2011) By Graham Moore After joining The Baker Street Irregulars (a group of Sherlock Holmes fans) Harold White is surprised to learn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “missing diary” has been found, but the person who found it has just been murdered. Harold will employ the detective skills he’s gleaned from his favorite detective to solve the mystery. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel (2012)
By Anthony Horowitz The Estate of Arthur Conan Doyle asked best-selling author Anthony Horowitz to write the first new Holmes novel in 125 years. The story is narrated by Watson, living in a retirement home a year after his partner Sherlock Holmes’s death. He recounts an international conspiracy connected to Boston and London — from the underworld to the highest levels of government. Mycroft Holmes (2015)
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “Mycraft Holmes” tells the story of Sherlock Holmes’s older brother. Mycraft’s fiancé Georgianna Sutton departs suddenly for Trinidad, after hearing disturbing rumors about missing children, mysterious footsteps in the sand and bodies on the beach. Mycraft convinces his best friend, Duncan, to follow her to the land of Duncan’s birth. The web of secrets entangles both as Mycraft searches for Georgianna. Jackaby (2014) By William Ritter The first book in the series, R.F. Jackaby is an investigator with the remarkable talent of seeing supernatural beings. His new assistant Abigail Rook helps him solve a serial murder case.