mysteries of his own mind face Sherlock Holmes while he studies at the
University of Cambridge. It was some time before Sherlock Holmes
recovered from the events of late 1871. Physically, it took many months;
mentally, it took many years. He was bound by both a promise to the
living and a commitment to honour the dead, and being so bound he set
the full force of his will to rebuilding the shattered pieces of his
life. Yet sometimes will alone is not enough. Part I of The Consulting
Detective Trilogy follows 18 year old Sherlock Holmes from the end of
The Crack in the Lens through his university career. It tells the story
of his mental and emotional journey to his decision to become a
detective as well his early cases and training.
About the author
Darlene Cypser has been an avid follower of Sherlock Holmes for over 30
years. She is a member of a number of Sherlockian groups including Dr.
Watson's Neglected Patients (which she currently heads), the Hudson
Valley Sciontists and The Hounds of the Internet. The Baker Street
Journal (the official publication of the Baker Street Irregulars)
published two articles that she wrote about the Sherlock Holmes stories
in the 1980s. Her first Sherlock Holmes novel was The Crack in the Lens
which is followed by The Consulting Detective Trilogy.