I have been researching Victorian England to provide accurate background for a series using the Great Detective. At the moment, the first book is with my agent. In the mean time, I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned with Sherlockian society newsletters throughout the world. (For more on these groups, you can consult this Website.)
I collected the first 24 of these into a book. These are short (and sometimes with a touch of humor) discussions of various aspects of Victorian life that would have been known to Doyle’s original readers, but may be lost on a contemporary audience. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen’s clubs and the segregation of the queen bee, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.
It is available through most bookstore sites in both ebook and paperback. Links to some of the most popular can be found here.
Are you a Sherlock fan? Do you have a favorite? Basil Rathbone? Benedict Cumberbatch? Someone else?