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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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Classic crime in the blogosphere: April 2013

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April was a bumper month for classic crime on the blogosphere, so this post really just skims the surface. Starting with a picture: Katie Magnusson at The Baker Street Blog looked at Dan Day’s The Cases of Sherlock Holmes,  a comic … Continue reading

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I’ve come across this news item from BBC South, advertising for volunteers at Portsmouth’s Conan Doyle Collection. Portsmouth City Council has recently been awarded £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver Sharing Sherlock, The Story of a Pompey Lad. They … Continue reading

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I have no idea what a Proust questionnaire is, but they seem to have caught ACD on a grumpy day. I’ve commented before about his nice handwriting. Here’s your chance to have a look… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The author’s … Continue reading

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Detective Stories Chosen by Philip Pullman

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Detective Stories Philip Pullman First published 1998, Kingfisher ISBN: 0753451468 222 pages Score: 3/5 Cover illustration by Mark Edwards Illustrations by Nick Hardcastle This is a 1998 anthology, but only two of the stories were published after my self-imposed end date on 1987 so … Continue reading

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