Studying Scarlet

Studying Scarlet : A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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2017 HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL. The prices of all paperback editions of New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries have been reduced to the lowest allowed by Amazon so that all readers may buy as many as they want and give as gifts to fans of Sherlock Holmes. Order now in time for Christmas. STUDYING SCARLET: A strikingly beautiful mature woman from The South, who will remind the reader of Scarlett O'Hara but who, for copyright reasons, cannot actually be her, has come to London in search of her estranged husband, who will remind readers of Rhett Butler, but who ... the same. Starlet O'Halleran had made contact with three of Brett Cutler's associates. A few days later all three are dead, garroted by a shadowy group of anarchists. In need of help she enters 221B Baker Street and hires the world's greatest detective. She is accompanied by an elderly, not-petite African American woman who will remind readers of ... well, you know. A younger generation of O'Halleran/Cutlers join in the adventure. Like their parents they are physically gorgeous, athletic, courageous, excellent horse riders, and, fortunately, strong swimmers. Together with Holmes and Watson, they ride madly across southern England trying to prevent a disastrous assassination and save the Empire. All the traditional Holmesian characters are present and in their appropriate roles. Mrs. Watson puts up with and readily looks after Holmes. Dr. Watson is always by his side and narrates the story. Inspector Lestrade, typically doubts Holmes deductions and then has to join in the hot pursuit. Several odd characters, just as you would expect in the London of 1902, enter and exit and help and hinder. Fans of Sherlock Holmes will enjoy a new adventure that closely follows the narratives, characters, setting, and language of the Canon. Fans of Gone with the Wind will love this new parody/pastiche and the many tributes to the great saga of the antebellum age. Buy it now, read it, and enjoy your much loved characters yet again. And if are neither a devoted Sherlockian nor a lover of GWTW, and do not adore either Margaret Mitchell or Arthur Conan Doyle, well then, frankly, my dear ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.37mm | 244.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1500955736
  • 9781500955731
  • 2,440,819

About Craig Stephen Copland

Elementary, my dear reader. What else, after fifty years of enjoying the stories of Sherlock Holmes, is a recently retired gentleman to do with his time but write more stories about the world's most beloved detective. Craig Stephen Copland confesses that he discovered Sherlock Holmes when, some time in the muddled early 1960s he pinched his older brother's copy of the immortal stories and was forever afterward thoroughly hooked. He is very grateful to his high school English teachers in Toronto who inculcated in him a love of literature and writing, and even inspired him to be an English major at the University of Toronto. There he was blessed to sit at the feet of both Northrup Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and other great literary professors, who led him to believe that he was called to be a high school English teacher. It was his good fortune to come to his pecuniary senses and abandoned that goal and pursued a varied professional career that took him to over one hundred countries and endless adventures. He considers himself to have been and to continue to be one of the luckiest men on God's good earth. A few years back he took a step in the direction of Sherlockian studies and joined the Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada-also known as the Toronto Bootmakers. In May of 2014 this esteemed group of scholars announced a contest for the writing of a new Sherlock Holmes mystery. Although he had never tried his hand at fiction before, Craig entered and was pleasantly surprised to be selected as one of the winners. Having enjoyed the experience he decided to write more of the same, and is now on a mission to write a new Sherlock Holmes mystery that is related to and inspired by each of the sixty stories in the original Canon. He currently lives and writes in Toronto, New York, the Okanagan Valley, and Tokyo, and looks forward to finally settling down when he turns ninety.show more

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