Lucinda Hudson: Avid Holmes Follower, So-so Violinist

Watson writes, “Like my nephew Ronald, Miss Hudson evinced an avid interest in Holmes and all things Holmes, a predilection only further encouraged when I began to ask her to type up old case material. In fact, she’d raised the fascination with the detective another notch entirely and seized with gusto upon the idea of becoming, like Holmes, a violinist. Unlike Holmes, however, Miss Hudson skipped the classics and went straight for the popular music of the day. No Mozart or Chopin follower, she aimed her bow this dawn hour at Ramblin’ Rose and her own peppery version of It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’.*

excerpt, Sherlock Holmes and the Remaining Improbable, coming soon from Propertius Press and writer Susanne M. Dutton

The Game is not afoot. The Better-Every-Day world of 1895 is gone, even hard to recall, as WWI ends. Holmes fills out entry papers at a rundown psychiatric clinic on the Normandy coast. Now that the law declares his cocaine use illegal, he aims to quit entirely. Confronted by a question as to his “treatment goal,” he hesitates, aware that his real goal far exceeds the capacity of any clinic. Holmes’ scribbled response, never before encountered by his long-experienced doctor, soon churns interlocking mystery and desperate action into the lives of enemies and friends both.

Sherlock Holmes and the Remaining Improbable SOON ! from Susanne Dutton and Propertius Press