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.

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