My interest goes further back to the "gentleman detective" era where we have seekers of truth in Blackwood's John Silence Sherlock Holmes and William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki.
I was raised on Doyle, Wells and Robert Louis Stevenson and I love that historical period they covered in their work. It's also the time period I've come to prefer for my own writing and I can see me settling in there for a long time to come.
It is the character first and foremost that draws me to Holmes. Doyle brought him to life. He is instantly recognizable all over the world and has been for over 100 years. Few other writers have managed that trick.
I've written a number of weird Sherlock Holmes stories over the past few years. The first one was THE QUALITY OF MERCY in Gaslight Grotesque.
The above are all also included in the hardcover and trade paperback collection, SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE QUALITY OF MERCY AND OTHER STORIES.
I have three more Holmes novellas available. THE HACKNEY HORROR, THE LOST HUSBAND and THE LONG SLEEP are in a collated edition, THE LONDON TERRORS, a companion volume to THE QUALITY OF MERCY.
Apart from that, I have recent short story sales to THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES ABROAD ( Little Brown), THE ASSOCIATES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Titan) and, coming in 2017, SHERLOCK HOLMES' SCHOOL FOR DETECTION ( Little Brown)
I probably won't stop until all the bad guys are caught.