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The Baker Street Babes are an all-female group of Sherlock Holmes fans dedicated to approaching the fandom from a female point of view, as well as engaging in fun, lively conversations about the canon, film and television adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work, and associated topics.

Apr 16, 2012

Our very own Amy Thomas talks to Ardy, Jenn and Sarah about her pastiche The Detective and The Woman, originally written for NaNoWriMo 2011. A short summary: Irene Adler finds herself a widow at thirty-two, wealthy but emotionally broken. At the same time, Sherlock Holmes finds himself unable to return to England after faking his death at Reichenbach Falls and is drawn into an investigation of two men with designs on Irene Adler. The Detective and The Woman throw their lot in together to uncover a dangerous plot. In the process, they meet legendary inventor Thomas Edison and experience life in Florida at the turn of the 20th century.

We want to know all! How did she come up with the idea? What was it like writing a pastiche in the cracks of the Canon? How did she go about getting it published? And did she sleep at all during November last year? There's lots of laughter, lots of love for Holmes and Watson, and Amy finally gives her answers to the BSB questions.

This novel is now available from MX Publishing—we’d appreciate it if you got it from our bookshop because that way, you get a great book and we get some pennies towards bandwidth!

In other news, we are hosting a meetup and flashmob in Trafalgar Square on April 21 in support of the Undershaw Preservation Trust—more information and link to RSVP [HERE]. This is in conjunction with AnotherBohemianSoul’s costumed walk on the same day, more about that [HERE]. We hope to see lots of you there!

Wear Sherlock are inviting contributions for a photo montage to raise awareness of the cause as well—if you want to participate, [HERE]’s how!