The other day we were discussing characters we would like to see in fiction and I mentioned that I would love to see a series starring Oscar Wilde. Today, I am much in the debt of friend and co-worker Chris Morgan for finding me the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries by Gyles Brandreth.
The first book (Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders in the UK or Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance in the US) even stars a familiar face here at Criminal Element—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! He functions as Wilde’s Watson, if you will.
I haven’t read these yet, but I have already downloaded the first one and I can tell you what I’ll be doing this weekend. What do you think of the idea of Wilde as a detective?