Sherlock Holmes’s relationship with the band of street Arabs known at the Baker Street Irregulars has largely been untold … until now.
Holmes sometimes relied upon a gang of adolescent boys and girls who he recruited from the slums of London. Indeed, some of Sherlock Holmes’s most bizarre cases involved the irregulars: a hideous execution of a man who had been strapped to the barrel of cannon, a fiend who hoped he could live forever on the blood of others, and the largest jewel robbery in Britain.
Irregular Lives begins in post WWI London, when Holmes visits a mysterious photography exhibit that has him recall adventures with Wiggins, Ugly, Kate, and other members of his urban army. But, his reminiscences are merely a prelude to a thrilling adventure that begins when a jolly reunion with the irregulars abruptly erupts in a terrible tragedy.
If you were ever curious about how Holmes shaped and changed the lives of the irregulars, and how they transformed his life … then, this is the book for you.
“ This is historical fiction at its best, as well as a deeply engrossing adventure that draws the reader in until the last page.” – Elizabeth Varadan