Join father-daughter author duo Charles Veley and Anna Elliott to discuss their charming young readers series, The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries.
Since Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet, the fictional detective has gone on to become one of the most beloved and iconic characters of all time, spawning thousands of stage and radio plays, television shows, films, and books.
130 years later, in 2017, father-daughter author duo Charles Veley and Anna Elliott teamed up to release their first collaboration - Remember, Remember - in the Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series. With the pair's debut, they provided readers young and old with a fresh yet faithful reimagining of the Great Detective, and earned praise from Publishers Weekly ("winning" addition to the Holmesian canon that "readers will look forward to further adventures [in]"), The Historical Novel Society ("charming and amusing") and more.
In the Sherlock & Lucy series, Holmes - as brilliant and engaging as ever - is the father of Lucy James: an independent, modern-minded American actress living in Victorian London who inherited her father's intelligence, detective skills, and bravery.
Each book centers on Sherlock and Lucy as they collaborate on solving a crime, and contains clean language, exciting conflicts, and imaginative mysteries in the Conan Doyle tradition. The books - which to date include The Last Moriarty, The Wilhelm Conspiracy, Remember, Remember, The Crown Jewel Mystery (a prequel), The Jubilee Problem, Death at the Diogenes Club and The Return of the Ripper - are as enjoyable as 'standalone' stories as they are read in consecutive order.