The Widow of Dartmoor
"Beryl Stapleton felt joy, when her husband Jack was sucked into the Grimpen Mire. Free of his oppressive evil, she opened a fashionable dress shop in London. Known as The Widow of Dartmoor, her enterprise is a success . . . until she is caught, at 2am dragging the body of a murdered man into an alleyway. Who better to defend her than The Bastard, the nephew of Sherlock Holmes? A barrister, Jeremy Holmes is the illegitimate son of Sherlock's oldest brother. Revered by the criminals of London, Jeremy lives to peel the masks off witnesses and find the truth. But his gifts are not the product of reason. Rather, his art. His pictures reveal the passions of those he draws. He can feel their hearts. "
"THE WIDOW OF DARTMOOR, by Warwick Downing is an imaginative courtroom drama: the Widow of Dartmoor is Beryl Stapleton, who now is the wife of a nobleman and on trial for murdering Prof. Christian Vandeleur; her barrister’s Jeremy Holmes, the nephew of Sherlock Holmes, and the story is full of twists, turns, and surprises." Peter E. Blau
Warwick Downing, a former prosecutor for the State of Colorado in the United States, has authored eleven novels. They drift from one genre to another. Three are action-suspense, four are courtroom drama, and three are novels for young readers. A late-comer to the fascinating world inhabited by Sherlock Holmes, The Widow of Dartmoor is his first Sherlockian adventure. It will not be his last.