If someone had asked Sherlock Holmes later in the year, there is little doubt that he would have said his life began that spring day in 1871 when he met Violet Rushdale upon the moors and ended in the winter some months distant. His mother would have disputed the former claim, and many, both friend and foe, would come to deny the latter. Yet what happened that year nearly cost him his life and his sanity, and strongly influenced the man he was to become. It is well known that the toughest steel that makes the sharpest swords must be plunged into the fire, then beaten and reshaped. So it is as well with the best and wisest of men.
Darlene is a writer and attorney. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Colorado. Darlene Cypser has been an avid follower of Sherlock Holmes for over 30 years. She is a member of a number of Sherlockian groups including Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients (which she currently heads), the Hudson Valley Sciontists and The Hounds of the Internet. She was a legal adviser to Leslie Klinger in his case regarding the Sherlock Holmes copyrights. The Baker Street Journal (the official publication of the Baker Street Irregulars) published two articles that she wrote about Arthur Conan Doyles' stories in the 1980s and published her piece on "Adventures in Copyright" in 2014. Her first Sherlock Holmes novel was "The Crack in the Lens" which is followed by "The Consulting Detective Trilogy." Darlene has written number of papers and articles which were published in magazines and professional legal and scientific journals on international space law, liability for induced seismicity, landlord and tenant law, intellectual property law, tax law and motion picture production and distribution. Darlene's first fiction published was a ghost story published in October 1992 by the Boulder Daily Camera. Darlene is currently working on a Master's degree in History at the University of Colorado Denver. Darlene loves reading and writing about history, science, and law, as well as fiction. She also enjoys hiking, cooking and photography.