The Darlington Substitution

Mentioned by Dr. Watson in his account of A Scandal in Bohemia, The Darlington Substitution tells of deceit, treachery, and murder most foul, set in the wild Border country of northern England. Holmes and Watson encounter a centuries-old legend telling of the extinction of an ancient noble family, and set against one of the most ingenious and fiendish villains ever to cross Holmes' path. More

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About Hugh Ashton

After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1977, Hugh moved between various jobs before ending up in the field of IT. His interests took him to Japan in 1988 on a two-year contract, to work as a technical writer. Twenty-eight years later, he returned to the UK with his wife Yoshiko, to live in the Midlands cathedral city of Lichfield, the setting for his Sherlock Holmes mystery, "The Lichfield Murder".
As well as this title, he published a dozen volumes of Sherlock Holmes adventures with Inknbeans Press of California, many based on the "untold adventures" referenced in the canon, and all in the style of the originals, which has led some critics to describe him as "the reincarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" and one of the most authentic of the current crop of pastiche writers. Since the passing of Jo Lowe, the founder of Inknbeans, his books are now published by j-views Publishing.
Like ACD, he has also written contemporary thrillers, vintage science fiction, and historical adventures, as well as a critically acclaimed volume of short stories about the older generation in Japan, "Tales of Old Japanese". However, he does not play cricket, and though he once grew a moustache, it is by now no more than a fading memory.

About the Series: The Deed Box
Untold adventures of Sherlock Holmes, rescued from the deed box left in the vaults of Cox & Co. by Doctor Watson, and edited by Hugh Ashton.

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