When Sherlock Holmes was at the peak of his success he disappeared, abruptly, for three years. Dr. Watson believed him to be dead. No one knows what happened to him in those years…until now.
Watson takes up his pen one last time to describe in a private memoir the true tale of Holmes’ adventures during his three-year absence from Baker Street and provides a fictional explanation for many of the mysteries and inaccuracies found within the Sherlock Holmes collection of stories and novels.
The answers come in the shape of a woman – Elizabeth Sigerson. Elizabeth is independent, practical, a crack shot with a pistol and definitely not a woman of her time. Elizabeth is embroiled in Holmes’ life just when Holmes scheme to expose Moriarty is culminating. She can more than hold her own against Holmes’ abilities but she has a secret that Holmes is compelled to solve…
Here’s what reviewers have said:
This one, yet another account of the Great Hiatus, when Holmes hid out from the infamous Moriarty, is better than most. Cooper-Posey attempts to account for the change in Watson/Conan Doyle’s writing style once Holmes returns, and does a mighty good job. — Margaret Cannon for The Globe and Mail
Cooper-Posey does a masterful job of recreating the style of Doyle in this vivid, exciting tale. — Toby Bromberg for Romantic Times Magazine
Chronicles of the Lost Years is everything you expect from a Sherlock Holmes tale, twists and turns, brilliant reasoning, tenacious villains. I have been a Holmes fan for many years so I enjoyed this a great deal… a great deal of fun to read.
Shannon for Cocktails and Books