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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 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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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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