Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was a bear? Alternative Universe Mysteries for Adult Animal Lovers that relate the exploits of super-sleuth Octavius Bear and his cohorts. Just for fun, this series swaps anthropomorphic animals for humans in a world very similar to our own 21st century. Earth minus homosapiens.
"The Open and Shut Case: Volume One of the Case Books of Octavius Bear by Harry DeMaio is an Alternative Universe Mystery for Adult Animal Lovers,set on an Earth in which Homo sapiens is extinct and various other creatures have developed sophisticated skills, communication, and civilisation. Octavius Bear,PhD seems to have less in common with Sherlock Holmesthan with Nero Wolfe, perhaps deliberately. This firstingenious, exciting and very funny exploit takes Bear andhis mixed-species assistants pretty much around the globein pursuit of Imperius Drake and the Deep Blue Sapphire,stolen from a Chicago museum. The official website is at www.octaviusbearslair.com.” The Sherlock Holmes Society of London