A Wretched Collection of Scum and Villainy

Months afterwards a curious newspaper cutting reached us from Buda-Pest. It told how two Englishmen who had been traveling with a woman had met with a tragic end.

The Greek Interpreter by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Nefarious Villains of Sherlock Holmes: Volume One - Cover

What really happened to Latimer and Webb after the events of The Greek Interpreter, and what became of their captive, Sophy Kratides? Holmes seemed to think there was more to the story than the Hungarian police had discovered, and I am inclined to agree. Therefore, I was delighted to have a chance to pick up the story of these three characters in my latest story The Budapestian Bride, for a new collection from Belanger Books.

The Nefarious Villains of Sherlock Holmes revisits some of the most notorious criminals the detective ever faced. Familiar villains such as Moriarty and Sir. Hugo Baskerville appear alongside some of the less well known characters from the stories by Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle. Some stories explore their earlier exploits, while others recount what happened to them after their various fateful encounters with Holmes and Watson. 

The Budapestian Bride appears in the first of the two volumes, edited by prolific pasticher David Marcum. Both are currently available to preorder on Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/belangerbooks/the-nefarious-villains-of-sherlock-holmes. The campaign runs until 22 December 2021, with the books due to be published by March 2022.


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