So my week of Sherlock postings will have to continue over the weekend. I would have been wrapped up, but I have had a sinus infection all week and am just now starting to mend. However, despite raging fevers and the hideous pain in my head, I did manage to crawl to the door to let the man in brown in with some packages. Nothing like packages of books as a care package, even when you are mostly too sick to read them. I did put them by my bedside to pet occasionally.
Blinding headache and all I did manage to read a few opening chapters of each and I was really excited about what I read. I think they will be enjoyable reads. Both in different ways deal with manuscripts of Watson that have somehow found their way to the light and explore cases that he had never mentioned before. One explores the Jack the Ripper killings and the other has Holmes take on the fictional Mr. Hyde. Titan Books has started reissuing these books, some of which are over 30 years old and penned by famous Sherlock Holmes scholars. From what I understand they will be releasing two more titles in March – The Angel of Opera & The Giant Rat of Sumatra.
And though I don’t have it in my hot little hands yet, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux will be launching a young adult series called Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins based on the teenaged Sherlock Holmes and the cases that he solves. The first book, titled Death Cloud, by Andrew Lane, will be out in February. I think the trailer does a good job of arousing curiosity without giving anything away.