Sometime before the beginning of the series Henry had an affair, Mary forgave him and they remained married. Joan later admits that she has had a hard time forgiving her father for his indiscretion. Joan confronts her step father about a book he wrote, "The Heart Bled Blue", that features characters that are obviously based upon her and Sherlock Holmes. At first, she demands that he have all of the books destroyed, but later forgives him and decides to help him with his second novel in the series, "The Heart Hit Home." ("Miss Taken")
I was honoring you!
In 2016, Joan shows the books Henry wrote to Marcus Bell and reveals that her step father wishes to write a more realistic crime novel and asks Marcus to meet with him. ("Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown")