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When the Song of the Angels is Stilled: A Before Watson Novel

Croyle, A. S.

Verlag: Mx Publishing Ltd, 2015
ISBN 10: 1780927339 / ISBN 13: 9781780927336
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Titel: When the Song of the Angels is Stilled: A ...

Verlag: Mx Publishing Ltd

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

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It is Spring, 1874, and twenty-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson. Having just attended the final rowing contest of Eights Week, Victor and Poppy are also walking with her bull terrier. When the dog decides he doesn?t like the looks of Sherlock, he sinks his teeth into Sherlock?s ankle. This dog bite incident becomes a life-changing event for all of them. Through his new friendship with Victor Trevor and encouraged by Victor?s father to use his genius for detective work, Sherlock discovers his uncanny abilities and a constellation of unfamiliar emotions as he and Poppy are thrust not only into a dangerous investigation into England?s notorious baby-farming industry but into the perilous realm of young romance. Be an eyewitness to the emergence of how Sherlock became the man and the legend we know today? .

Vom Autor: I have always pondered what made Sherlock Holmes turn his back on love and emotions...that is what led me to begin the four-book series, Before Watson.  The series takes place between 1874, when the narrator, Poppy Stamford, sister of the man who would one day introduce Holmes to Dr. John Watson, meets Sherlock, and 1881, when Sherlock strikes up his life-long friendship with Watson.
I like adaptations to be period-perfect and somewhat rigidly and canonically exact. Thus, in this novel, I do not attempt to narrate in John Watson's voice and deliberately placed the novels in a 'Before Watson' time period, so that replication of his voice is not an issue. Writing this series through the eyes of an intelligent and progressive woman of that time involved not only research of Doyle's canon, but it opened up a whole new world for me--Victorian England...what Sherlock's London was like, what life was like, what they were thinking about and debating, the crimes, the justice system, and the state of medicine, health care and forensics at that time. I hope readers will enjoy a glimpse into 19th-century England ... and the stories that Sherlock never told anyone, not even his trusted friend and biographer.


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