SALE! The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland

I’m thrilled because my short story “The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland” will appear in John Joseph Adams’s anthology, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  I’ve been wanting to make a sale to him for a while now because I’ve really liked the anthologies he’s put together.

It’s a reprint anthology and this story was my second sale ever, back in 2004. Funny, but I just realized that my first two sales weren’t spec fiction.  Anyway, here’s a snippet

I was born Rosa Carlotta Silvana Grisanti, but in the mid-Eighties, I legally changed my name to Eve. As you have guessed in your letter, after the shocking affair of the Dutch steamship Friesland, my dear friends Dr. Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes suggested that my safest course of action would be to distance myself from my family.

The title, by the way, comes from a story that Watson mentions but never tells.

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14 Responses

  1. Ian Miller

    Oooh, I just found out about this story (in a torturous turn of events), and managed to procure a copy of The First Line to read it.  Very nice – neatly avoids the problems of many Holmes stories (Dr. Watson’s style), captures the characters of Holmes and Watson, paints a picture of the tragedy of the crime that Holmes and Watson help solve, and provides enjoyment.

    I am curious to know if there were any changes when it was republished.

  2. Ian Miller

    Oooh, I just found out about this story (in a torturous turn of events), and managed to procure a copy of The First Line to read it.  Very nice – neatly avoids the problems of many Holmes stories (Dr. Watson’s style), captures the characters of Holmes and Watson, paints a picture of the tragedy of the crime that Holmes and Watson help solve, and provides enjoyment.

    I am curious to know if there were any changes when it was republished.