What if Holmes' friend was an engineer, they both lived in a steampunk England, and their story told in a witty style in a fantasy?
They would be Bartleby and James, the fun couple in this steampunk story.
Well written and a light read, the story has been a surprise. I found myself smiling at the tribulations of the engineer, enjoying his use of the detoxification apparatus, in a world excellently sketched with all its steampunk flavor.
This story is now for free on Smashwords, and it makes a good read for steampunk fans, and also an easy introductory read for those curious to try steampunk.