Interview: Talking Cry of the Innocents at Crime Fiction Lover

The wonderful Garrick Webster interviews me about Sherlock Holmes: Cry of the Innocents at Crime Fiction Lover.

Here’s how the interview starts:

This is your second Sherlock Holmes mystery – what drew you to write stories featuring the great consulting detective?
I’m a sucker for Victoriana, and always have been. I came from a family that had a deep history with the Salvation Army, one that stretched all the way back to its early days. That meant I was brought up surrounded by Victorian-inspired iconography, from the uniforms, flags and terminology to the hugely-intimidating portraits of William Booth and his wife that used to hang in Salvation Army halls. I remember being taken to the old Salvation Army citadel in the middle of Bristol, this huge, imposing fortress of a building. It felt like stepping back in time, and I got the same feeling when I read Sherlock Holmes; a magical, almost otherworldly place, that was so very different to Britain in the late 70s, and yet strangely familiar.

Around the time, I picked up a children’s version of Hound of the Baskervilles, and, by complete coincidence, stumbled upon the Basil Rathbone film adaptation on TV a few days later. By the time the Jeremy Brett series came along I was hooked.

You can read more at Crime Fiction Lover.



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Bestselling author Cavan Scott is a writer of novels, comics, audio dramas and non-fiction books for adults and children. He has written for Doctor Who, Star Wars, Tekken, Star Trek, Penguins of Madagascar, Skylanders, Adventure Time, The Beano, Pathfinder, Angry Birds, Judge Dredd, Blake's 7, Warhammer 40,000 and more.

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