Michelle Birkby has always loved crime stories, and read her first Sherlock Holmes book when she was thirteen. She was given a beautiful collection of all the short stories and has been hooked with the wonderful, gas-lit, atmospheric world of crime and adventure ever since. A few years ago Michelle was re-reading The Empty House and a blurred figure in the background suddenly came into focus. It became clear to her that Mrs Hudson was much more than a housekeeper to 221b and she'd always been fascinated by Mary Watson's character. So she set about giving the women of Baker Street a voice and adventures of their own . . . The House at Baker Street is the first book in the exciting Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson Investigations.
TheCrime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years.
Michelle Birkby, author of The House at Baker Street, explains how the female characters are often the overlooked heroines of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories.
@3_piets @Jowelch14 @Geekgirl163 I got loads from charity shops. They're constantly being reissued so there's alway… https://t.co/xHh4QK2yiV
by @michelleeb - an hour ago
@3_piets Also I adore Miss Marple. In fact, never mess with a little old lady in Christie, they're not so harmless as you think
by @michelleeb - 2 hours ago
@3_piets I love her books, they are the basis of almost all modern crime fiction, I feel. And she can be brilliantl… https://t.co/rqDdmKbRXt
@MRCKASASIAN Are you staying in Royston Vesey, where you will never leave?
by @michelleeb - 3 hours ago
Look, @BBCBreakfast , I deliberately avoided that Sports Personality of the Year thing yesterday, so making the ne… https://t.co/lVtw0f5eIO
Sign up to the Pan Macmillan newsletter for great extra content and free extracts.