Imagine if there was a strange parallel universe out there somewhere in which you could actually be offered the opportunity to meet Holmes and ask him any ten questions of your choice. What would you ask? Here’s my personal selection . . .
Were you in love with Irene Adler? If not, have you ever been in love?
What is your sexual orientation?
What is the nature of the cases stored at Cox and Co bank?
Who were your parents and what became of them?
What happened to Watson after you retired? Did he re-marry? Have children? Set up a successful medical practice? (Okay, that’s technically four questions but you can’t blame me for trying…)
Of which cases are you most proud?
Do you think you would have made a good husband/father and do you regret not trying?
How did you really feel about Watson?
Which actor do you think has captured you the best on screen?
Did you like my novel Barefoot on Baker Street? (Well, I had to ask)
Of course, ten questions would never be enough to unlock all the secrets, and he would probably refuse to answer anyway. But after all these years of countless writers trying to give the answers themselves, wouldn’t it be amazing to know the real truth? But then, what would we all have to write about?
Please post your own questions using the comment form below.
My novel Barefoot on Baker Street has now been published. Here are some of the ways you can purchase it.