Today’s featured Sherlock Holmes writer is Paul Hiscock – his story, ‘The Cassandra of Providence Place’, is in vol. XVIII – now on Kickstarter
What is your story about? Where does it take place?’
‘The Cassandra of Providence Place’ is about a young girl who can see the future. She turns to Sherlock Holmes hoping that he can prevent a tragedy that she has predicted. It is set in one of the London slums where she lives.
What was the inspiration for your pastiche?
I came across a photo of the residents of Providence Place The sense of community in that picture just leapt out at me and it seemed like the perfect setting for a story.
Which is your favourite story from The Canon and why?
Most of my favourites are in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and one that stands out is ‘The Red-Headed League’ as it is such an elaborate piece of misdirection. However, I find that I change my mind about my favourite quite frequently.
Your favourite Sherlock Holmes-related place?
For me, Sherlock Holmes belongs on the streets of London. He feels like such an intrinsic part of the city that I almost expect to see him and Watson rushing to their next case whenever I am walking through town.
Paul’s links are:
Website: Detectives and Dragons
Paul also appears in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk Volume 2 – Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours from Belanger Books, which includes his story, ’The Deductive Man’.