Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Boatman

One of the many things I admire about the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the way he crafts his mysteries – all the intricate details that lead to deductions. While I have written about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson quite often, it has always been their relationship that’s been the focus of the story. This time, I am taking it a step further by including a “real” mystery.

New on Kindle Vella US – Happy to announce Chapter 1 of “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Boatman”

“Sherlock Holmes has been missing from Baker Street for two days. Dr. Watson, who had been out of town, decides to take matters into his own hands and investigate his friend’s whereabouts. When Holmes eventually reappears, it’s Watson who is missing. Both find themselves entangled in a case of murder, espionage, and circumstances that will test their friendship to the extreme.”

As usual, the first three chapters of a Kindle Vella (currently US only) are free! Head over to chapter 1 and have a look!


Irene Adler… or is it?

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YAY! After my enforced writing pause, I am back on track with chapter 8 of my #sherlockholmes and #ireneadler novel (#kindlevella) 😊.

You don’t know the story yet? Head over to Amazon/Kindle Vella and have a look at “A Circle Closes – A Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Story!” The first three chapters are always FREE!

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The Bandstand

(In loving memory of #JeremyBrett (aka my alltime favorite #SherlockHolmes actor), written 2008 after visiting the #claphamcommon #bandstand | “There you’ll be” sung by Faith Hill)

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On a beautiful day they would walk in the park
Where the music was playing until after dark
And the people would come there to laugh and to dance
And the violins would play there for fun and romance.

A couple is walking and crossing the lawn
And he’s taking her hand for a dance in the dawn.
There is nobody else and no orchestra there
But he’s humming a tune, and it’s filling the air.

Now the days have gone by, and the times, they have changed.
There are lovely people, but to me, they are strange.
They are happy and lively, enjoying the sun.
And the bandstand’s still there, there is laughter and fun…

(in loving memory of Jeremy Brett, written 2008 | “There you’ll be” sung by Faith Hill)

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It’s a “Win”! 1st Round of Kindle Vella Madness

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YAY! My novel “A Circle Closes – A Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Story” has successfully made it through the first round of Kindle Vella Madness! Thanks to all who have voted! So happy to be part of this!!

You can follow Kindle Vella Madness” (as in staying tuned for the next round and check out the other great stories in the contest – sorry, US only) via their public FB Group or directly via the Linktree that lists the contestants.

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“A Circle Closes” – What became of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler?

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Book Cover - Susanne Wagner A Circle Closes" - A Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Story

Now a serial novel on Kindle Vella! – Read the first 3 Chapters for FREE!

What became of Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes’ famous adversary from the short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

According to Dr. Watson, his friend seemed to be quite taken with her:

Quote from “A Scandal in Bohemia” [SCAN]

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. (…)

Despite this last sentence, many fans enjoy the theory of a secret love story between Holmes and Adler – just think about Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” movies, to name one of the most prominent examples.

Did they ever meet again?

Personally, I have never really seen

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“No Easy Way Out” – My Personal Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack

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Do you sometimes have a “soundtrack” in your mind when reading a book? I do!

As far as my Kindle Vella novel “A Circle Closes” and the whole Sherlock Holmes “universe” is concerned, this song certainly fits.

When Sherlock Holmes faked his death at the Reichenbach Falls, he had very important reasons to do so. Eventually, he finds himself in the situation to explain them to Watson, to convince his friend that there really had been “no easy way out” for him.

How does this fit in with my story of “A Circle Closes”, given that the story takes place during the hiatus, i.e. between “The Final Problem” (Reichenbach Falls) and “Empty House” (Return to London)?

Well, read my book (currently only available in the US, sorry) and find out, haha!!

The first three chapters are available for FREE!

But seriously: There is so much emotional conflict surrounding…

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Dear Mr Holmes,

My very best (though slightly belated) wishes to your 165th birthday. Sorry I could not make it to the party, I really am!!!

I’m currently on a little hiatus of my own, and since you know a thing or two about hiatuses… (btw., I really thought the plural was “hiati”, looked it up, and am still sort of confused…) Anywhere, I’m sure you understand.

Will be back soon, and hope we can catch up then!


Happy Birthday, Jeremy Brett

A tribute to the wonderful Jeremy Brett, who would have turned 85 today. I created this particular video 10 years ago, on the occasion of his 75th birthday – his first one that I celebrated as part of the fandom. How time is flying.

Anyway, while I usually focus on his portrait of Sherlock Holmes on this blog, this video shows him in some of his other performances, too.

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by The Davies Brothers

Centurion Papers

They “Centurion Papers” are described as:

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