Robin is so proud of the chararisation of Lord Summer that he asked us to post it. Here is the update of 4. The Questioning of Lord Summer from Robin’s forthcoming psychological thriller The Bitch Of the Baskervilles!
At first everyone thought it couldn’t get any better. Lord Summer had charm. When his victims had gained faith, he slowly began to play his power games. He couldn’t care less about the matter at hand. He was all about control, power and manipulation. And he did it just for fun. He felt terrific at the expense of others. The worse his victims felt about him, the better he felt about himself.
He would never change, because first of all he himself was the victim and his victims himself to blame (and didn’t deserve it any other way), secondly he felt great – why should he change? Everything was right after all!
Sherlock was interesting. He was apparently ambitious and was popular with the women. Lord Sommer also knew Sir Baskerville. He was mad but not unhappy. The fact that he and Sherlock felt bad together and about him was irresistible. As long as they trusted him.