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Michael Mallory’s fiction writing career is criminal...but in a nice way. He is the author of more than one-hundred twenty short stories, mostly in the mystery field, many of which chronicle the adventures of Amelia Watson, the second wife of Dr. John H. Watson, the friend and “Boswell” of Sherlock Holmes.


THE AMELIA WATSON SERIES 

"Jane Austen would quite approve of Amelia Watson." -Candace Robb, author of the Owen Archer mysteries.

 

 

Holmes enthusiasts may not be familiar with Amelia. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the canonical tales (or literary agent to Dr. Watson, depending on your Irregular status), mentioned the existence of a second Mrs. Watson in one story, but then promptly forgot about her, never having named or identified her. I thought the challenge of creating her was simply too good to resist.

 

 

Amelia’s adventures appear in The Exploits of the Second Mrs. Watson and The Adventures of the Second Mrs. Watson, which are short story collections, and the novel Murder in the Bath and The Stratford Conspiracy

 

 

Mike’'s other series characters are "“Scotty,"” an eleven-year old detective whose adventures appeared regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Kids Reading Room page, and "Dave Beauchamp," a Hollywood-based private investigator whose debut novel is Kill the Mother! from Borgo Press.  Mike'’s 120-plus short stories have appeared everywhere from “Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine to “Fox Kids Magazine,” and several anthologies, including My Sherlock Holmes, The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers, Death and the Detective, and The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures. His story “"Curiosity Kills”" won a Derringer Award in 1997, and his Sherlock Holmes story, “"The Beast of Guangming Peak”" (which appeared in the anthology Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years), was named a Distinguished Mystery Story of 2004 by Joyce Carol Oates and Otto Penzler. He is also the co-editor of the Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles anthologies Murder on Sunset Boulevard and LAndmarked for Murder.