I’m very excited about this new Sherlock Holmes anthology that will be released later this year. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave us a few — very few! — hints about what the Great Detective was up to before he shared digs in Baker Street with his biographer, Dr Watson. This collection of new stories (including one from yours truly), fills in the blanks with some ideas. Here’s a bit more about the project:
Sherlock Holmes: Before Baker Street
Edited by David Marcum
221b Baker Street! Just the mention of those words is enough to suggest mystery and adventure and heroism. Over many years, this humble London address was the destination of so many people – clients and policemen, the rich and the poor, those needing help and those with a secret. This famed location is known all over the world, for it’s the one most associated with the legendary . . . Sherlock Holmes!
But there was a time before Sherlock Holmes moved to Baker Street, before his fame had grown, when he was still learning his craft and struggling to create his unique profession – the first of its kind – Consulting Detective!
Join some of the finest Sherlockian writers as they explore those early days Before Baker Street. Read about when Holmes was still a boy, learning from his older brother Mycroft, or later, when he had moved to London, living in Montague Street, just ’round the corner from the British Museum, waiting for the next adventure to begin . . . . The Game is afoot!
SHERLOCK HOLMES: BEFORE BAKER STREET features contributions by: Jayantika Ganguly, Robert Perret, S. Subramanian, David Marcum, Arthur Hall, S.F. Bennett, Derrick Belanger, Daniel D. Victor, Mark Mower, Geri Schear, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a foreword by Steven Rothman.
There are some great goodies available if you help out with the Kickstarter. Take a look: Kickstarter