A New Edition


It is most gratifying that my readers continue to be interested in the memoirs (even if the world persists in regarding them as fiction!) Thus today’s publication of a Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the first Memoir, which was given the title The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and a subtitle drawn from Holmes’ work on the apiary arts: Or, on the Segregation of the Queen. My literary editor, … [Read more...]

Next Year’s Memoir — Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies

I have been sent the cover art for the upcoming volume of my memoirs, which has been given the whimsical title of Dreaming Spies. The story takes place in two times and in two settings (three, if one counts the shipboard travel). The first setting is in Japan during the spring of 1924, when Holmes and I were asked to assist in a case for the Emperor of Japan. The other portions describe events … [Read more...]

The Mary Russell Companion

I understand that Ms King and a number of her “Team” have assembled a Companion for the Mary Russell Memoirs. No doubt it is filled with any number of impertinent and intrusive items, however, I agree that a scholarly volume of annotations and commentary is needed, if for no other reason that to give a place to consult when questions and speculations arise. As yet, it is only an e-book, but … [Read more...]

You Are Cordially Invited To An Evening Of Moroccan Festivities


Although I have spent much of the last month in A Location Not to Be Revealed, I must assert my right to have my friends to my own home. Therefore, you are hereby invited to join Holmes and me for a garden party in our Sussex home, on 19 August. The festivities will be on a Moroccan theme, in honour of the setting of Garment of Shadows, which means that Mrs. Hudson is currently firmly … [Read more...]

Eight Weeks and Counting


Oh dear, one does begin these projects with the very best of intentions, and then Life intervenes and before any time at all, one is off in Switzerland or being consulted on a case in Costa Rica and the communication with friends suffers. And here I meant to keep you all abreast of these cases on which Holmes and I are asked to advise. However, now that the Olympics are about to descend on the … [Read more...]