By Irene Talbot, from the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Series by Vicki Delany
West London police were called to the West London Hotel early this evening in answer to a report of a possible homicide.
Lead Detective Ryan Ashburton had no comment for the press, but Detective Louise Estrada was heard to mutter, “Who’s that woman who seems to know things others do not?”
Guests and staff told this reporter that the call was made by well-known West London baker and owner of Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, Jayne Wilson. Ms. Wilson politely told the Star that she had nothing to say at this time.
Ms. Wilson’s companion, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium at 220 Baker Street, West London, definitely had nothing to say to the Star. Ms. Wilson and Ms. Doyle were rushed into the manager’s office to await the arrival of the detectives. Ms. Doyle was observed apparently attempting to hack into the office’s computer to pass the time.
Stay tuned to the West London Star for further developments.
RETRACTION: The Star in no way attempted to imply that Gemma Doyle had any illegal intentions while in the management office. Ms. Doyle made the following statement to the press: Given sufficient time and privacy I might have been able to penetrate the hotel’s online security. But, as I didn’t have those things, I didn’t. I therefore request an apology from Irene Talbot and the West London Star.
Meet Gemma Doyle, Jayne Wilson, and all the gang in the new Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series by Vicki Delany, from Crooked Lane. The first book in the series, Elementary She Read, was released on March 14. The first chapter of the book is available free of charge at www.vickidelany.com
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