Before Watson

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled Publisher's Summary

It is Spring, 1874, and 20-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson.

Having just attended the final rowing contest of Eights Week, Victor and Poppy are also walking with her bull terrier. When the dog decides he doesn't like the looks of Sherlock, he sinks his teeth into Sherlock's ankle. This dog bite incident becomes a life-changing event for all of them. Through his new friendship with Victor Trevor, and encouraged by Victor's father to use his genius for detective work, Sherlock discovers his uncanny abilities and a constellation of unfamiliar emotions as he and Poppy are thrust not only into a dangerous investigation into England's notorious baby-farming industry, but into the perilous realm of young romance. Be an eyewitness to the emergence of how Sherlock became the man and the legend we know today.

©2015 A S Croyle (P)2016 MX Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled

    • A Before Watson Novel
    • By: A. S. Croyle
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    It is Spring, 1874, and 20-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent book, but not a great mystery

    • By AdaChaDad on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Bird and the Buddha

    • Before Watson, Book 2
    • By: A S Croyle
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    It is 1878, and Dr. Poppy Stamford has reluctantly rekindled her relationship with Sherlock Holmes. Though it has been almost four years since they parted on uneasy terms and while he continues to suppress his feelings for her, they are still intrigued and inspired - and frustrated - by each other. When her beloved uncle is arrested in relation to a series of murders near the British Museum, Poppy and the burgeoning detective set out to find the evidence to set him free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real English classic novel

    • By Kelly watley on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95