Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

Most Wanted: Sherlock Holmes

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Personally we do not think that either the “legitimate” drama or the picture drama can recapture for us the first fine careless rapture we felt when we came upon these stories in their original version. But we are firmly of … Continue reading

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Sherlock unchained

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Well, it looks like Leslie Klinger has finally won his case against the Conan Doyle estate, with some pretty barbed comments made by the presiding judge – words like extortion cropped up, according to I Hear of Sherlock. With the … Continue reading

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LEGO-men-tary, my dear Watson

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I came across the chap on the left whilst looking at the LEGO website for the Minor Offences earlier today.

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The last monthly wrap-up of 2013

Oh dear, not a very full reading month. Still, two strong crime contenders for book of the month. Mary Stewart’s My Brother Michael is a Greek-set thriller in which a romantic classics teacher gets involved in her new boyfriend’s treasure hunt … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of Four

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The Sign of Four Arthur Conan Doyle with an introduction by Graham Greene First published in the UK 1890, Blackett This version Pan Books, 1975 ISBN: 0330244264 140 pages Source: Had it for ages Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the … Continue reading

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Freed Sherlock

A US court in Illinois has found in favour of Leslie S. Klinger in what promises to be a landmark case in terms of copyright. Klinger, who edited The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, argued that writers and other artists should … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: His Last Bow

His Last Bow Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK September 1917, The Strand Magazine This version included in Leslie S. Klinger’s The Complete Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 2004 ISBN: 9780393059168 15 pages The Irish-American had entered the study and stretched his … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of the Empty House

The Adventure of the Empty House Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK 1903, The Strand Magazine This version included in Leslie S. Klinger’s The Complete Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 2004 ISBN: 9780393059168 34 pages I moved my head to look at … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the CWA’s best crime novel, author and series

Last night the The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) celebrated their 60th anniversary at Foyles bookshop in London. They used the event to announce the results of their poll to discover the best ever crime novel, writer and series. EVER. (Where … Continue reading

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Who is the Bestest Ever crime writer? And other questions…

The Crime Writers’ Association is about to celebrate its 60th birthday (it was founded by John Creasey on Bonfire Night 1953). To mark its anniversary, the CWA is going to ask its 600+ members three questions: A) Who is the … Continue reading

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