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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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Book of the month: November 2015

It’s been a lovely old-fashioned reading month here at Past Offences, with a definite Golden Age feel. A. A. Milne: The Red House Mystery – a dilettante sleuth investigates the death of a control-freak patron of the arts. Raymond Chandler … Continue reading

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‘Crack out the railway timetables’: #1922book results

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Every month at Past Offences is devoted to a particular year from the history of crime and mystery fiction – it’s called Crimes of the Century. This month Bev from My Reader’s Block nominated 1922, at the dawn of the … 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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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK 1901-02 in the Strand magazine 176 pages in print This edition Project Gutenberg I’m getting to the point, two thirds of the way through my personal challenge to … Continue reading

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Agatha, Houdini and Doyle

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Two fairly odd projects featuring classic crime writers Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are in the pipeline. Paramount screenwriter Annie Neal is currently working on a script for Agatha. Apparently the film will be an action adventure focusing on … Continue reading

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