An Interview with Detective Inspector Lestrade, Scotland Yard
by Dan Shaurette, author of “A Voice in the Blood”
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Detective Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, at your service. Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson have consulted with me on many of my more troublesome investigations.
2. What drove you to contact Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson?
For this case in question, they reached out to me. The victim of a gruesome murder was found in an alleyway. Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson came to Scotland Yard to inquire about that murder as well as alert me to the disappearance of Dr. Watson’s wife, Mary.
3. Some find Holmes abrasive. What was it like working with him?
“Abrasive” is a fine word, and very polite. I would also suggest “challenging” and “obstinate”. All of these I believe he would consider compliments, if he could be moved by such. While his methods can be infuriating, he has always proven to be masterful in his assistance.
4. According to Dr. Watson’s account, your experiences were harrowing to say the least. Were you afraid for your life at any time?
From the moment that we realized the nature of the bloodthirsty villain we faced, I felt that all of our lives were at stake. More than once, I believe I was taken to the brink myself, however, thanks to Mr. Holmes, I live to see another day.
5. Would you engage the services of Sherlock Holmes again? Why or why not?
Indeed, I would. I am proud to work with him and Dr. Watson. No matter the case, I look forward to working with them again.