3 Works in Ada Doom
A Study In Starkadders by AJHall for oursin
Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons, Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
11 Nov 2012
In The Veiled Lodger Watson claims Holmes was in practice for 23 years and that he assisted him for 17 of them. Knocking off three years for the Great Hiatus and assuming they met in 1881 gives us a Holmes who begins practice in 1878 and retires in 1901 or thereabouts to keep bees on the Sussex Downs. Watson appears to have lost contact with his old friend some time in the late 1900s, before they were reunited in August 1914, the reasons for this breach in their long friendship being unspecified.
Cold Comfort Farm, also set in Sussex, takes place some short time after "the Anglo-Nicaraguan Wars of 1948".
Once one applied a little arithmetic, the solution became elementary...
What did Aunt Ada see in the woodshed?