A Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson investigation
Michelle Birkby has always loved crime stories, and read her first Sherlock Holmes book when she was thirteen. She was given a beautiful collection of all the short stories and has been hooked with the wonderful, gas-lit, atmospheric world of crime and adventure ever since. A few years ago Michelle was re-reading The Empty House and a blurred figure in the background suddenly came into focus. It became clear to her that Mrs Hudson was much more than a housekeeper to 221b and she'd always been fascinated by Mary Watson's character. So she set about giving the women of Baker Street a voice and adventures of their own . . . The House at Baker Street is the first book in a new series.
'I loved The House at Baker Street. This is the perfect
post-Sherlock book: warm, compassionate, intelligent, with plot and
language crafted in the style of the Master Conan Doyle himself.
Martha Hudson and Mary Watson step off the page, finally given the
life they always needed. It's the kind of book any of us would be
proud to have written, but to have done so as a debut is little
short of exceptional. Michelle Birkby is a name to watch as she
rises to literary stardom - and I can already feel the television
adaptation on the way' * Manda Scott, author of the Rome and
Boudica series *
Cleverly incorporating much-loved elements of the original Conan Doyle novels, this is a witty feminist take on the crime classic * The Lady *