This week on Trending Thursday I'm looking at a growing YA trend that I'm all in favor of: Sherlock-inspired stories!
Ah, Sherlock Holmes. He is a fictional detective created in the late 1800s by Scottish author-physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Most of Doyle's stories featuring Holmes were narrated by Holmes' friend and sidekick Dr. John Watson.
Sherlock-inspired fiction has an interesting history in children's literature. Until recently, it seems like most of the Sherlock-inspired works were either on TV:
Or, if they were books, most were written for elementary and middle grade readers:
No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe
A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair #1) by Emma Jane Holloway
The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker and Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Jackaby by William Ritter
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Sherlock is filled with great material for YA -- a brilliant but troubled detective, his loyal and long-suffering associate, diabolical villains, and women with questionable motives. Good stuff!