Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

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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Classic crime news from the London Book Fair

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I was at the London Book Fair for three long days this week. On my way around I grabbed a few catalogues and kept my eyes open for titles of interest to classic crime fans. I’ve already mentioned the British Library’s new … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Julian Symons’ Bloody Murder

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Bloody Murder – From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History Julian Symons First published in the UK Faber and Faber Ltd, 1972 This edition 1975, Penguin ISBN: 0140037942 270 pages I continue my occasional series on non-fiction books … 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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#freesherlock

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Leslie S. Kilnger, who edited one of my most prized books (actually three books), The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, has launched a blog site to chronicle his legal battle with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Klinger wants a … Continue reading

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‘Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot were defiantly asexual. What did Sir Doyle and Agatha Christie have against sex?’ asks Christopher Wallace in Salon.com.  

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Books with silly names: December’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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I anticipated two themes for December’s round-up: Christmas crimes and Sherlock Holmes (December 2012 being the 125th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. I didn’t see much of either, and didn’t even manage to get … Continue reading

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A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger: A review at Bookgeeks.co.uk

Leslie S. Klinger edited the brilliantly over-the-top New Annotated Sherlock Holmes a few years ago, so I’m looking forward to this collection… A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger : Bookgeeks.co.uk.

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The Devil Wore Westwood

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Earlier today I spotted the existence of the ‘Believe in Sherlock’ viral campaign started by fans of the BBC series. Apparently this is the first case of an entirely independent, fan-created viral campaign. So there. You can read a good … Continue reading

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