To say that Conan Doyle’s years living at Undershaw, his Surrey home, were productive is a gross understatement. The ten years he spent there – from 1897 to 1907 – were gloriously, remarkably, and inventively significant. Doyle was extremely active both personally and professionally during his time at Undershaw.
The challenges, the delight, and the hubris of it all – to emulate the master.
As it happens, I’m the designated Conan Doyle-style Sherlock Holmes writer for HarperCollins. But actually I’m a woman from California, from foggy San Francisco by way of the Summer of Love. Why and how did this happen?…