Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Without a clue…

I’ve just absently deleted a perfectly valid comment about Sherlock on here, and I can’t see how to reinstate it. Blame my phone and clumsy fingers. Didn’t register who wrote it but no offence meant…

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A Study in Burgundy

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My close Hollywood sources* have told me that there is a new Holmes and Watson on the horizon for the increasing numbers of you implying that Sherlock has gone off the boil (I haven’t even caught up with the first … Continue reading

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Julian Symons: A Three-Pipe Problem

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TV’S SHERLOCK ON TRAIL OF KARATE KILLER THERE’S METHOD IN THESE MURDERS, SAYS TV’S SHERLOCK HOLMES

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

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My journey through Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlockian shorts has come to an end with The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes – just in time for the new episode of Sherlock. The stories in this final collection were originally published in the … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: His Last Bow

And now for the fourth volume of Sherlock Holmes short stories, 1917’s His Last Bow. Not a high point in the Holmes canon, I feel. The stories were written between 1908 and 1917 (although US editions include 1892’s ‘The Adventure of … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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I’ve been revisiting the Sherlock Holmes short stories recently, working through book-by-book and selecting some under-celebrated gems for your delectation. Now onto the Return, which sees Sherlock resurrected after his tragic fall from the Reichenbach Falls at the end of … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

In my bid to read the CWA top 100 crime books, I’ve come to the collected Sherlock Holmes short stories. Last time I looked at 1892’s The Adventures; now we’re on 1894’s The Memoirs. The Memoirs find Sherlock Holmes’ friend and … Continue reading

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1922 silent movie review: Moriarty aka Sherlock Holmes

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The film Sherlock Holmes (US title) or Moriarty (UK title) was released in 1922. Adapted from William Gillette’s play and produced by Goldwyn Pictures, it tells the story of the first confrontation between the detective and his nemesis. John Barrymore plays … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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In my bid to read the CWA top 100 crime books, I’m obviously going to be touching on some classics that I expect almost everyone has read. The collected Sherlock Holmes short stories are a case in point. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Houdini and Doyle

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I mentioned a while ago that there are plans to screen a show based on Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle. It has just been announced that the series will star Stephen Mangan, of Green Wing and Episodes and Michael Weston of House as … Continue reading

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