"Adventures of the Second Mrs. Watson"
"Jane Austen would quite approve of Amelia Watson." -Candace Robb, author of the Owen Archermysteries.
Mallory’s fiction writing career is criminal...but in a nice way. He is the
author of more than one-hundred 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.
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.
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. I’m happy to say that the latter two books,
having been out of print for some years, are now being made available again
through Top Publications.
other series character is “Scotty,” an eleven-year old detective whose adventures
appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Kids Reading Room page, accompanied
by Mike’s own illustrations. More stories have appeared everywhere from “Ellery
Queen’s Mystery Magazine” to “Fox Kids Magazine,” and several anthologies,
including My Sherlock Holmes, The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers,
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
SECOND MRS. WATSON SERIES
SHORT STORIES by MICHAEL MALLORY
ANTHOLOGIES EDITED by MICHAEL MALLORY