On Monday, April 11th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews speaks with Dr. Barry S. Brown, a clinical psychologist and writer. Join us as we discuss Dr. Brown's novel Mrs. Hudson in New York, a re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series with Mrs. Hudson as the detective mastermind.
About the Author:
Barry S. Brown prepared himself for the challenging task of correcting a century of misinformation about Mrs. Hudson and events at 221B Baker Street by pursuing a research career in the fields of mental health, criminology and drug abuse. In that capacity he edited two works of non-fiction and more than 150 articles and chapters. More significantly, he developed the deductive skills needed to establish Mrs. Hudson's role as the true sage of Baker Street who provided free lodging to the sometime chemist, Sherlock Holmes, in exchange for his willingness to become the male figurehead essential to starting a business in Victorian England.
About Mrs. Hudson in New York:
Accompanied by Holmes and Watson, Mrs. Hudson crosses the ocean to attend the wedding of her cousin's daughter. They disembark to discover that the young lady's fiancée, a pitcher for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, stands accused of an attempt on the life of JP Morgan and the death of his aide. A self-declared enemy of Morgan and the robber barons, the ballplayer ran from the scene of the crime and,when captured, was found in possession of a gun with two spent cartridges, the same number and caliber as that used in the attack. Before a wedding can be held, the unacknowledged sage of Baker Street will lead Holmes and Watson along a path of investigation taking them from JP Morgan's mansion to the gambling dens of New York's Tenderloin. With the enthusiastic assistance of Samuel Clemens, the reluctant assistance of Morgan, and the cautious assistance of a leader in the African Broadway community, they will identify the financier's attacker, frustrate efforts to corrupt the game of baseball, and rescue the prospective bride and groom from would-be assassins before returning finally to the comparative quiet of 221B Baker Street.