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Joined 08-01-08, id: 1653929, Profile Updated: 02-22-11
Author has written 12 stories for Sherlock Holmes.

It's all my daughter's fault. She got stuck on one of her fics, and I offered to sketch out a way forward.

They always say that everyone has a novel in them. Well, good news (maybe) - the muse has arrived! Hopefully the one-shots have been amusing as I have been finding my feet, and the 'Olive Affair' as a first story was an interesting challenge to sustain. So interesting that I was encouraged to publish it on Lulu! The published version is re-worked in a number of areas (although the main thread of the story is the same) - it just revises some of the timelines and adds key information which upon re-reading seem to be missing from the version here. If you want to have a look, it's on www.lulu.com and is called "Sherlock Holmes and the Portsmouth Plot".

My second story was set in the beautiful west of England, and hopefully has an air of mystery to it. I'm working on a collaboration with Jenz127 (a brilliant Holmes writer) which will have an Egyptian story line; but in the meantime I have completed a third 'main' story, based around a theme of facing one's ghosts from the past, which has (inadvertantly, I hasten to add) ended up as quite a thriller, and ends with a hook into said Egyptian story. Whilst this is developing (evidently University commitments are slowing things down) I've decided to go ahead with another of my own, set in rural Hampshire where all may not be as it seems in the peaceful village of Coldenhall.

I find a natural attraction to the writing style which ACD used, hence a resulting natural attraction to the Holmes stories. The language and grammatical structure are typically Victorian / Edwardian - personally I can't stand the slapdash manner so many use these days - and I think the sense of time and place he achieves is very strong. The canon has its well-known faults of course, but ACD did an excellent job in creating one who must to all intents and purposes be the first modern 'whodunnit' detective for the likes of Agatha Christie, PD James and Colin Dexter to follow.

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The Coldenhall Legacy reviews
COMPLETE! It is 1896 and Sherlock Holmes is so, so bored - until Watson suggests he volunteers his services in a case which has the locals baffled. Please review.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,602 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/22/2011 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson
Moriarty's Gold reviews
COMPLETE! The Great War is over, and Holmes and Watson have settled down to retirement. But a ghost from the past seems determined that their retirements should be neither long nor happy. Please read and review.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,809 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/2/2010 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
The Mystery of the Cornish Legend reviews
Holmes and Watson are commissioned to find a missing person, but their investigations seem to uncover a link with a 1500-year-old legend - and they are not the only ones on the trail. Please R&R! NOW COMPLETE!
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,263 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/5/2009 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Complete
Easter at St Andrews reviews
A seasonal one-shot, set in a small Sussex church, at Easter.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/11/2009 - Complete
The Olive Affair reviews
COMPLETE! My first story proper. It's 1882, and the scene is set for a welcome reunion - and a case which carries with it considerable danger. Rated K plus just in case. Please R&R.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,732 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/30/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
Enlightenment reviews
Holmes and Watson are melting in the heat of a hot summer's day. Holmes has been given a problem to consider by the Government, courtesy of Mycroft - and he's not happy. Please R&R. Might be a bit of a challenge, too ....
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
An Unwelcome Visitor reviews
The quiet and studied atmosphere of 221B is disturbed. Sleep - and patience - is short. Perhaps desperate measures are needed? One shot. Please R&R.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,362 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/27/2008 - Complete
A Bottle of Wine reviews
Well, some reviewers suggested a sequel to 'Run', so here it is! Thanks for the encouragement - and enjoy. Oh, and please, R&R.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/6/2008 - Complete
Run reviews
Holmes and Watson are in a race against time across the streets of London - but Holmes is struggling. One shot, please R&R.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/4/2008 - Complete
Loud reviews
Holmes and Watson are in danger of having a 'slight' falling out over a new invention Watson is trying out. Can the march of progress reach even Sherlock Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 857 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/22/2008 - Complete
The Strange Case of the Third Person reviews
Short one-shot set in 1927, with Holmes and Watson remembering the good times. Please R&R.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,396 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/8/2008 - Complete
Falling reviews
FINA One-shot. Please R&R! My first fan-fic!
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 925 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
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