Imagine this: a private detective at the top of her game in New York City. A mastermind criminal and a long-running vendetta. A machine that can create rips through time to send a person into the past. Whoever controls this machine effectively controls the fate of our world.
And it’s been stolen.
Thirty-two-year-old Kathleen Stewart, independent investigative consultant, is on the case. Her mission: to get the time machine out of Richard Stirling’s hands, or destroy it.
Instead, she finds herself propelled back in time—to London, 1890.
A lone female in a strange city, Kathleen proceeds to Baker Street, where—as an avid Sherlockian who knows that Sherlock Holmes was a real person—she finds the detective and explains her incredible story. The proof of her sanity is the technology she bears, completely impossible for the time period.
Meanwhile, Rick Stirling is not idle. He sends himself back to the same year and finds James Moriarty, intent on enlisting the former professor’s help in defeating both Sherlock Holmes and Kathleen Stewart once and for all.
As two very different times merge, the game is on, and the stakes have never been so high. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are in for the adventure of their lives.
…Don’t start panicking; Deliver Us From Evil will come first—at least Book One, anyway. Once the first book is out, I might return to this idea to get it out there before continuing the series, just because this idea has me fascinated, hook, line, and sinker. (And I’m not the only one—my dad was getting excited about it, too, lol.)
Those of you who have read A Time to Heal probably recognized the two original characters right away: Kathleen and Stirling. Yes, this is an alternate reality of ATtH, reversing the roles (and making the characters younger)—this time, it’s the people of our time going back to the Victorian Era, rather than vice versa.
Why is Kathleen going by her maiden name, you ask? Well, it’s for the very simple reason that she isn’t married. (I know, Kathleen Duran sounds so iconic, and I hate to lose it, but…) Thus, the Kathleen that you’ll see in this story will be not only younger, but also a bit edgier. Not too edgy, though, mind you, because her romanticism, her fangirlism, and her child-at-heart-ness are a big part of what makes her, her. Without those traits, you really don’t have Kathleen Aubrey Stewart.
I’m really looking forward to doing this, eventually. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.