by Laurie R. King
One evening in late 1921 or 1922, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are talking over the unexplored portions of their past. A person might expect the older Holmes to have any number of these—but here, it is Russell who astonishes her husband with news of a previously unknown, even unsuspected, uncle.
Jake Russell: scoundrel, charmer, eternal youth. What young girl could resist his charms?