Today I’m asking Margaret Walsh 5 questions about her latest book!
1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?
My latest book is Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Perplexed Politician. It was very hard to pick a title, because everything else I came up with pretty much gave away the plot of the book. In the end I polled several variations on Perplexed Politician (Puzzled Politician etc) amongst friends and Perplexed was the favourite. So I went with that.
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?
David Tennant as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Sheen as John Watson.
3. What five words best describe your story?
Murder. Mayhem. Mystery. Sherlock Holmes.
4. Who is your favourite fictional team/couple?
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, naturally.
5. What song reflects a theme, character, relationship or scene in your book?
“The Mummer’s Dance” by Loreena McKennitt. I listened to it a lot when I was writing the book. The song always makes me think of the otherworldly eeriness that is a hallmark of the English county of Wiltshire, which is where the book is set.
About The Case of the Perplexed Politician
When the fiancé of the sister of a Member of Parliament is found dead in mysterious circumstances, the man turns to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to get an answer to the puzzle. Journeying to the small Wiltshire village of Barrow-upon-Kennet, Holmes and Watson are soon deep into a murder investigation. With few clues and a mounting death toll, Holmes and Watson realize that they are facing something much more sinister than a perplexed politician.
Buy The Case of the Perplexed Politician
- MX Publishing
- Strand Magazine
- Book Depository
- Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Perplexed Politician Amazon US
About Margaret Walsh
Margaret Walsh was born Auckland, New Zealand and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Molly-Boy Murders and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Perplexed Politician, both published by MX Publishing.
Margaret has been a devotee of Sherlock Holmes since childhood and has had several Holmesian related essays printed in anthologies and is a member of the online society Doyle’s Rotary Coffin. She has an ongoing love affair with the city of London. When she’s not working or planning trips to London. Margaret can be found frequenting the many and varied bookshops of Melbourne.