On Saturday, October 6, I will be taking part in a panel at Bouchercon, the huge national mystery convention which this year is being held just up the road from us in Cleveland. The name of the panel is "Elementary, My Dear Watson." Our task is to discuss how Sherlock Holmes is still influencing fiction today.
The other panelists, all authors, are a stellar team that I am honored to be included on:
- Leslie S. Klinger
- Michael Robertson
- Laurie R. King
- Sara Paretsky
- Daniel Stashower
So how about it?
It's easy to name how such Golden Age mystery writers as Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, John Dickson Carr, Rex Stout, and so forth were influenced by Sherlock Holmes. But how about modern authors? Please send me -- soon! -- some examples of people writing today or recently who have been influenced by Sherlock Holmes.
Just to make it harder, pastiche writers don't count, unless you are referring to their other works which are not pastiches!
Thanks for your help.