Paul Stuart Hayes
Paul Stuart Hayes is the author of Requiem for Sherlock Holmes, a collection of tales featuring the great detective and his faithful companion, Doctor Watson. Paul lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. He is currently working on Holmes and Watson's next adventure.
I originally hail from South London, but now live in Ireland with my wife and two children. I've always had a penchant for writing but work commitments were constantly getting in the way of things. When the recession came knocking at my door and I lost my job it gave me the impetus I needed and I completed my first book, Requiem for Sherlock Holmes within a year. I chose to write Sherlock Holmes stories as the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been with me from a very early age (my father being responsible for introducing me to the great detective) and it seemed to be the perfect setting to start with.
The greatest challenge whilst writing was making the stories fit into the world that Conan Doyle had so expertly created and that they did not contradict anything previously written by the original author. To achieve this, a great amount of research was needed and the end result is something that pleases me greatly. Although I am currently on hiatus while I complete a web design course, I am part way into writing the follow up to Requiem for Sherlock Holmes (which is currently untitled). I have also penned introductions to The Theatrical Sherlock Holmes and Mysteries and Adventures, both published by Hidden Tiger and available at Amazon sites worldwide.
As well as Sherlock Holmes, I also have a strong interest in Doctor Who, and have had essays included in both volumes of You & Who: Contact Has Been Made, an anthology of fan recollections originally released by Miwk Publishing and recently reprinted by Watching Books.
Books by Paul Stuart Hayes
When Sherlock Holmes' father is arrested for the murder of a servant, Holmes has to prove his father's innocence and clear the family name. However, the fractious relationship between father and son makes the case doubly a challenge. Will they be able to put aside age-old hostilities and find the true culprit before the accused has his date with the gallows?