“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Ellie Marney
Expected Publication: Oct. 14, 2014
When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft’s numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft’s passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn’t right–and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.
While Watts battles her attraction to bad-boy Mycroft, he’s busy getting himself expelled and clashing with the police, becoming murder suspect number one. When Watts and Mycroft unknowingly reveal too much to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion’s den–literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning to Rachel Watts again…
I just can’t help myself when it comes to certain literary homages or re-imaginings, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories certainly fall within that category. I find it interesting that Marney seems to be focusing on Mycroft’s character in particular, someone I haven’t run across yet as I’m working my way through the Holmes’ stories. Color me intrigued.
Oooooo! This sounds deliciously awesome! I’m intrigued by a “boy next door” Sherlock. Let’s see what this is all about.
So… what are you looking forward to this Wednesday?