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The Only One in the World: JM Redmann Interview

J.M. Redmann The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: JM Redmann Interview

Recently JM Redmann talked with us about her story for our anthology The Only One in the World, sharing what made writing her New Orleans-set tale A Study in Lavender special. What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story? All the various kinds of champagnes there are in the world that I'll never be able to afford. What was your favourite thing about writing a story for The Only One in the World? My novels tend to be serious and dark and this allowed me to play with humor (I hope it's amusing) and have fun....

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The Only One in the World: Raymond Gates Interview

Raymond Gates The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: Raymond Gates Interview

For The Only One in the World Raymond Gates sets his story "The Enemy Within" in Australia. We asked Raymond to tell us about writing his story for our Sherlock Holmes anthology. What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story? I'm not one who's spent much time in the Holmes and Watson universe, so when I wanted to introduce a sister for Watson, I was surprised to discover Harriet Watson's existence [courtesy of the BBC's Sherlock]. Who knew? Well, obviously fans did, but I sure didn't! Serendipity? What was your favourite thing about writing a story...

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The Only One in the World: LJM Owen Interview

LJM Owen The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: LJM Owen Interview

For our The Only One in the World anthology, author L.J.M. Owen wrote "Prince Ha-mahes and the Adventure of the Stoned Mason," and here she talks with us about her Egyptian-set tale. What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while writing your story? I’ve studied ancient Egyptian history for years, with a focus on female pharaohs. While I’d delved into the millennia of bureaucracy that ran the empire's government, until now I hadn’t investigated its police force. I was surprised to learn that by the time of the New Kingdom, when Prince Ha-mahes and the Adventure of the Stoned...

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The Only One in the World: Katya de Becerra Interview

Katya de Becerra The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: Katya de Becerra Interview

Katya de Becerra's story for The Only One in the World takes place in Russia. We asked Katya to tell us the best part about writing "Solace Spring" for our Sherlock Holmes anthology. What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story? That would be the gender aspect of Russia’s private investigative field. Growing up, I had very little knowledge about the specifics of Russia’s law enforcement, let alone about private detectives. But while researching my Holmes and Watson story, I’ve made this incredible (to me, at least!) discovery that private investigation has always existed in Russia,...

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The Only One in the World: Lisa Fessler Interview

Lisa Fessler The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology

The Only One in the World: Lisa Fessler Interview

For The Only One in the World author Lisa Fessler wrote "The Problem of the Lying Author," and here Lisa tells Clan Destine Press about her story, set in Berlin. What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while writing your story? That would be the 1893 Long Distance Bicycle Race from Vienna to Berlin. It was not something I expected to see in the late 19th century. I learned that back then, cycling was considered a crazy new fad for the rich. Military officers were forbidden to ride on bicycles, and the Long Distance Bicycle Race was organised to prove...

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