Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

«élémentaire, mon cher Watson»

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Last month I blogged about the BFI’s search for a lost Sherlock Holmes film dating from 1914. Yesterday it was announced that a different Holmes film, dating to 1916, had been discovered at the Cinémathèque Française. Although two years younger, … Continue reading

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Anthony Horowitz: The House of Silk

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The House of Silk Anthony Horowitz First published in the UK 2011, Orion This edition: Orion Books, 2012 ISBN: 9781409135982 406 pages Source: Wymondham Duck Race bookstall I recently read the steampunky Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box for Euro Crime, which reminded … Continue reading

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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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