Elizabeth Eulberg's new book is The Great Shelby Holmes. From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for Shelby Holmes and John Watson?--Marshal Zeringue
A: After having so many people tell me to watch the BBC's Sherlock series, I finally gave in. Within the first 10 minutes, I was struck with how Benedict Cumberbatch played Sherlock--to me, it was as if he had the social skills of a young child. Then I had that "A-HA!" moment of making Sherlock Holmes a young girl.
Then I did a lot of research on the characters to develop my own Holmes and Watson--I wanted them modern, but also very different from each other in almost every way even down to the fact that Shelby is addicted to sugar while Watson is...[read on]