Sherlock Holmes wonders why we need to know the opinions of famous people, and gets to meet Fatboy Slim. 4900 words.
Sherlock Holmes investigates a contemporary issue - how valuable is your vote in a modern democracy? 5100 words.
A client asks Sherlock Holmes why he hasn't aged, even after a hundred years. The answer, of course, is that Holmes is a fictional character. But what about his client? 4700 words.
The stories above are published in French in the collection "Sherlock Holmes Dans Tous Ses États", ISBN 978-2-7436-1734-9, Éditions Payot et Rivages, Paris, www.payot-rivages.fr. French language rights belong to this publisher.
They are sligtly different characters in every story. The sequence of changes in the original twelve tales was supposed to tell a story itself, but frankly that didn't work out.
Danielle, herself born through a teenage pregnancy, invites her boyfriend round when her mother is going out. 2400 words.
Computers and microchips are a bit soulless. But maybe a little spiritual history can become embedded inside them. 3700 words.
On holiday in India, the pair view the world from a different perspective. 4000 words.
Here, they're an affluent but bored couple who come across a strange and sexy ritual at a Scottish inn. 3600 words.
In old age, more past than present. 1400 words.
This isn't fiction. It's a eulogy for my father. It's emotional. 1100 words.