Narrelle M Harris on Natalie Conyer

The Only One in the World: “The Adventure of the Disappearing Village” by Natalie Conyer Natalie is another with whom, like Jay Ganguly, I’ve shared a Table of Contents, this time in Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut (2017).   We found we had another touchpoint when Nat submitted her story set in Poland, as I’d lived in Krakow for a time […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Greg Herren

The Only One in the World: “The Affair of the Purloined Rentboy” by Greg Herren Clan Destine Press’s publisher, Lindy Cameron, put me onto Greg Herren and JM Redmann in New Orleans, so we ended up with two stories from that city set in different times and with very different moods and themes to top and tail the anthology. I […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Atlin Merrick

The Only One in the World: “S.H.E.R.L.O.C.K.” by Atlin Merrick I loved Atlin’s writing in the Sherlock Holmes realm before we ever met, and when she pitched her idea of a ‘global’ Holmes story for The Only One in the World I knew it would be a beautiful fit for the theme. Atlin has a gift for reimagining how Sherlock […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Jason Franks

The Only One in the World: “Sharaku Homura and the Heart of Iron” by Jason Franks When Jason Franks submitted his story, “Sharaku Homura and the Heart of Iron”, to The Only One in the World, I knew we had a great book on our hands. He was one of the first writers I spoke to about the project, and […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Lucy Sussex

The Only One in the World: “Mistress Islet and the General’s Son” by Lucy Sussex I first spoke to Lucy Sussex about writing a New Zealand pakeha (non-Maori) Holmes for the anthology, but she had recently discovered a real woman from history named Anne Kidderminster, nee Holmes, who in the 17th century investigated her husband’s murder when the authorities failed […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Jack Fennell

The Only One in the World: “The Path of Truth.” by Jack Fennell I was introduced to Jack Fennell at the Worldcon in Dublin in 2019 by Atlin Merrick, who had adored A Brilliant Void, a book of Irish science fiction by women which he’d compiled and edited. He hosted the Irish Ghost Stories panel at the convention, but by […]

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Narrelle M Harris on Jayantika Ganguly

The Only One in the World: “The Adventure of the Fated Homecoming” by Jayantika Ganguly Although I haven’t met Jay in person, I’ve known of her work via other Holmesian anthologies and we’ve shared Table of Contents space in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures Beyond the Canon. Jay also edits Proceedings of the Pondicherry Lodge for the Sherlock Holmes Society of India […]

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Flash Fiction: Nightingaling

This week, @EspineuxAlpha gave me the prompt “nightingale”. My first thought was the Vera Lynn song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” which led to thoughts of Good Omens. Other related reading came to mind then. Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose; Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale; Keats’ poem Ode to a Nightingale, and Shakespeare’s Juliet trying to convince […]

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Flash Fiction: The Harp’s Voice

I had to skip last week’s #FlashFictionFriday due to being too busy! But I’m back today with a new story set in the Kitty and Cadaver universe! Here you meet Perdita, who is mentioned in the last chapter of Kitty and Cadaver, and Perdita’s friend Tristen. Tristen is in part inspired by my good friend Anniene Stockton, who (like Tristen) […]

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