Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Brooks Wachtel about his book, Lady Sherlock!
The dazzling heroine of this first novel by Emmy Award-winning Writer Brooks Arthur Wachtel is Lady Natasha (Tasha) Dorrington, a fully rendered, emancipated woman with little tolerance for boredom – a frailty she tends to act out in highly provocative, and sometimes illegal ways – who otherwise toils as a Consulting Detective in 1906 Britain. In this book’s main narrative, Tasha is drawn into a deadly mystery involving an ancient, pagan curse and a diabolical plan to plunge the world into war, both of which are connected to an equally brilliant, though utterly nihilistic, female villain. Their contest of worldviews and wits plays out in early 20th century England, and is deeply resonant with 21st century conflicts. Combining the action/adventure of Indiana Jones, the intrigue of James Bond, and a dash of sharp humor, this exciting novel started as a screenplay, and has been transformed into a skillful homage to the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as it was originally presented to a thrilled readership in The Strand Magazine. This book is filled with authentic details that will delight not only Sherlockians, but also people interested in naval history, slight-of-hand magic, and the Edwardian era.