The Crime Writers' Association

Short Story 2016

John Connolly
Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository
Hodder and Stoughton


From Nocturnes 2: Night Music published by Hodder and Stoughton.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s arrival at the Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, where fictional characters take on a different reality, features a face to face conversation between Holmes and Professor Moriarty that causes unexpected problems for their creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. An unusual take on the return of Holmes and Watson in the Strand Magazine, which raises questions about the nature of story-telling, and of story-reading, while entertaining throughout.