ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
“The Crown Jewel Affair” by Michael Scott features the true unsolved case of the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels. Irish Inspector Dermot Corcoran is on the case and seeks aid from a most unusual woman, Katherine Lundy, AKA Madame Kitten, a brothel owner who displays a talent for observation/deduction that Holmes would approve…
In this follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Les Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The collection is the work of perhaps a dozen familiar writers who obviously have relished the opportunity to bring their beloved characters back to life and more than that, make them entertaining as they were not reliably so in literary life.
The writers wallow in delicious possibilities of who and what Holmes was and did...And there is the story of Madam Kitten, a glamorous brothel owner with green eyes who becomes involves in a case involving the crown jewels of England.
The Washington Times
"Michael Scott tells the wonderful tale of Katherine who uncovers what happens to the missing Irish Crown Jewels."
"Michael Scott delivers an intriguing protagonist as a hyper-observant brothel madam looks into “The Crown Jewel Affair”, but the case is solved almost as soon as it starts, with Madam Kitten gathering her evidence and making her deductions offstage."
The Crown Jewel Affair by Michael Scott
This once-elegant street was now the cancer at the heart of Dublin, the second city of the British Empire. Crime, perversion and disease were rampant and it was ruled by a series of terrifying women:...
“Mr. Corcoran, there are more whores in this city than in London and Manchester combined. That is because we are a garrison city, a port city. We have English regiments training in the Royal Barracks and on the Curragh, and the quays are busy with British warships and merchantmen from around the world. All those soldiers and sailors are looking for relief. Goodreads