Michael A. Ventrella has announced the table of contents for the second Baker Street Irregulars anthology he is editing with Jonathan Maberry, featuring alternate Sherlock Holmes stories. The first one came out earlier this year from Diversion, and has been a big hit, and the second one will be out in early 2018. I have a story in it, another Shirley Holmes-and-Jack Watson story like “Identity” in the first one.
Here are the stories:
“The Problem of the Three Journals” by Narrelle Harris. (Sherlock is a barista in Australia.)
“Six Red Dragons” by Keith R.A. DeCandido. (Sherlock is a young girl in modern New York City.)
“The Adventures of the Diode Detective” by Jody Lynn Nye. (Sherlock is a home security system.)
“Investigations Upon Taxonomy of Venomous Squamates” by R. Rozakis. (Sherlock is a graduate student at a lab.)
“Papyrus” by Sarah Stegall. (Sherlock is a female librarian in ancient Egypt.)
“My Dear Wa’ats” by Hildy Silverman. (Sherlock is an alien ship captain.)
“A Scandal in Chelm” by Daniel M. Kimmel. (Sherlock is a rabbi.)
“The Affair of the Green Crayon” by Stephanie McPherson. (Sherlock is a grade-school teacher.)
“A Study in Space” by Derek Beebe. (Sherlock is a teenager on a lunar station.)
“Sin-Eater and the Adventure of Ginger Mary” by Gordon Linzner. (Sherlock is a sin-eater in rural post-Civil War America.)
“The Adventure of the Double-Sized Final Issue” by Michael Strauss. (Sherlock is a comib-book character.)
“A Very Important Nobody” by Chuck Regan. (Sherlock is an investigator on one of Jupiter’s moons.)
“Ho Ho Holmes” by Nat Gertler. (Sherlock is Santa Claus.)
I have to say that I’m dying to read Nat’s story…..
It’s not available for preorder yet, but you can get the first book in print, eBook, or audio at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, Kobo, or directly from Diversion (book) or Recorded Books (audio).