Spring 1887. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson find a cuckoo in their comfortable nest at 221B Baker Street when, after a chance encounter in Hyde Park, twelve-year-old Winston Spencer-Churchill is dumped on them by his far from doting mother, Lady Randolph. Winston blossoms under the affectionate, if occasionally jealous care of Watson. His developing detective skills and connections in Society are combined with a capacity for creating mayhem. Add in pack of Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and a homicidal pork butcher with an axe and as Holmes says of this first in a series of adventures "I dare say these experiences have done him a power of good. He will be much better prepared for daily life at his public school".
Mike Hogan is British, but has lived all his adult life abroad, mostly in Asia. He has worked in Libya, Japan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Thailand. In November of 2011, he started writing for a (precarious) living.
He has published three books in a series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches set in 1887, the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The books feature schoolboy Winston Churchill as the cuckoo in the nest at 221B baker Street. Two collections of Sherlock Holmes themed short stories are also available on Kindle and in paperback from MX Publishing..
Romulus and the Pope - a novel set in Rome in 475 AD
Sherlock Holmes and the Thames Torso Murders a novel set in 1888 (the year of the Ripper
Hamlet and Me in paperback.
He is currently working on a novel set during the American presidential election.