Kieran McMullen was a real find for us as a Sherlock Holmes publisher. A great writing style combined with excellent levels of detail on military history and military techniques. His first pastiche outing ‘Watson’s Afghan Adventure‘ published in January goes from strength to strength. Rave reviews from around the world now include the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.
“Fewer people have considered the early life of John H Watson in any depth. Kieran McMullen, author of Watson’s Afghan Adventure is a former professional soldier and a specialist in American military history – an appropriate person to tell of Watson’s experiences as an army surgeon. A confrontation with the CO leads to his being, as he said later, removed from the Fighting Fifth and sent to join the Berkshires, who have an appointment at Maiwand. But Watson and a couple of fellow-officers have set themselves additional task: to search for the lost treasure of the Armenian Catholic Church. Catholicism is essential to the Watson of Mr McMullen’s story, though Conan Doyle’s Watson gives no indication of any particular religious faith. The novel could do with better proof-reading, but it’s exciting, and full of authentic military detail.”
One of the world’s leading Holmes writers and historians Alistair Duncan recently commented on his Sherlokian Blog;
“The author is a former US Army officer and his military background and knowledge of the Afghan campaign shine through in the rich detail that he offers us in the story”.
Kieran’s own blog is becoming very popular – especially his recent series of articles on the different actors that have played Dr.Watson.