Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

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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‘Mr Holmes’: First clip of Ian McKellen as a 92-year-old Sherlock

The forthcoming film Mr Holmes premièred at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday, and the first official clip is now on YouTube. And, through technical wizardry, here

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«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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Ed. Michael Sims: The Dead Witness

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The Dead Witness Ed. Michael Sims First published in the UK 2011 This edition Bloomsbury, 2012 ISBN: 9781408822005 608 pages Source: Wymondham Library I love short story collections, especially those that offer up short stories I haven’t encountered before. This is one of those … Continue reading

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