Touchstone Books, 2008.
Review published Jan 2017.
Adding to the growing interest in (fictional) celebrity sleuths, welcome Oscar Wilde, Victorian aesthete, poet, playwright, man about town. His friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has just written the first of the Holmes stories, A Study in Scarlet, and Wilde is captivated. He decides to adopt Sherlock Holmes' techniques in his own observations. In this first book of the series, we meet quite a few notable Victorians and follow Wilde and his friends as they encounter their first mystery, the brutal murder of Billy Wood. Carefully but unobtrusively researched, this is a treat for lovers of mysteries and of Victorian England.