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October 6 2016

Review: Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, Edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger

In a stunning follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger present a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon. When...
September 13 2016

11 of the Best Fictional Island Cops

Most of us love the idea of islands—their beauty, their singularity, their separation from the wider world. And, of course, we all believe that life may somehow be easier on islands, more...
July 25 2016

New Series 4 Sherlock Trailer Suggests a Darker Direction

The San Diego Comic Con looks like it’s all coming up Cumberbatch. Along with the release of a new Dr. Strange trailer, fans of BBC’s Sherlock were treated to a teaser trailer for...
July 19 2016

Why Sherlock Holmes Could Be Summoned for Jury Duty in the 21st Century—and How He Might Feel About It

It’s not always easy to find jurors when you need them. And, in London, as on our side of the pond, the legal system always needs them—often desperately. So, would it be surprising...
July 18 2016

Review: The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson

The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson is the 5th book in the Baker Street Letters series (Available July 19, 2016). 221B Baker Street in England, the former abode of the fictitious Sherlock...
July 1 2016

Dear Professor Moriarty: Advice for an Overbearing Mother

This week's guest columnist is Professor Moriarty who reports that he is, contrary to rumors, very much alive and quite busy planning for a major event that you will all witness soon. Very...
April 15 2016

Sherlock Holmes-Inspired Travel Mug

We all have our addictions—for a lot of us, it’s caffeine. Fuel your addiction (or at least keep it hot) with this Sherlock Holmes-inspired, customizable, ceramic travel mug, featuring...
April 12 2016

The Success of the British Whodunits

Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the popular stiff-upper-lip stories concerning a very astute, savvy Brit named Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. Watson, the American...
March 27 2016

6 Book Characters You’d Like to See Resurrected

Books have the tendency to give you all the feels, good and bad, but there is no worse feeling than the one you get when your favorite character dies. No matter how foolish it may be, you secretly...
March 1 2016

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Leather-Bound Set

Who doesn’t love the deductive detective from 221B Baker Street? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s wonderful creation has enthralled generations of armchair detectives and mystery lovers alike,...
February 29 2016

First-Look Trailer for FOX’s Houdini & Doyle

Matinee Monday kicks off this week, bringing you the latest in upcoming on-screen crime/mystery/thriller entertainment, as well as digging through digital libraries to find some greats that may...
February 22 2016

The New Kid on the Block: Leigh Russell on Writing Crime Fiction

Aspiring authors often ask me how I found my publishers. With my first attempt, I sent my manuscript to a couple of publishers who specialize in crime fiction. I was fortunate enough to find a...
January 15 2016

Mr. Holmes: The Complete Solution of Sherlock Holmes

From the moment advertising of Mr. Holmes began, I was certain that I would see the film. My love for Sherlock Holmes began at what I consider quite a young age. The Great Detective was included...
January 4 2016

No Ghosts Need Apply: BBC Sherlock’s “The Abominable Bride”

It is a fairly widely known fact that I will watch practically anything relevant to Sherlock Holmes and walk away happier than I was previously, always excepting Rupert Everett and his pair of...
October 29 2015

Stepping Out of the Shadows: Leslie S. Klinger and Chuck Caruso Talk Edgar Allan Poe

One of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger is perhaps best known for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Published by W.W. Norton in 2004, this three-volume...
October 5 2015

Investigate Thyself: Missing Person by France’s Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano’s Missing Person focuses on a private detective, introduced as Guy Roland, who investigates himself. The location is Paris; the time period, the mid-1960s. I say...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 21 2015

Arthur & George: Part 3

From the start of Arthur & George, we’ve been bouncing back and forth between fact and fiction. The characters in the story were real people. The premise and circumstances are real as...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 14 2015

Arthur & George: Part 2

When we last saw our hero Arthur Conan Doyle (Martin Clunes), he and his faithful friend Alfred “Woodie” Wood (Charles Edwards) were chasing a hooded figure through the trees near the...
September 11 2015

My Best Sherlock Holmes

The first axiom of “Best of” rankings is they must be long enough to invoke the fury of fans, who know more about the subject than the idiot who wrote the list. Even if the list is...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 7 2015

Arthur & George: Part 1

It’s one thing for a writer of detective fiction to dream up cases for his sleuth to solve. It’s quite another for that writer to be called upon to solve a case of his own. Now...
July 14 2015

Sherlock: A First Look at the Christmas Special

For its upcoming Christmas special, Sherlock will be traveling back to the time period in which it was written, and fans can get their first glimpse in the delightfully tongue-in-cheek teaser that was...
June 7 2015

Fresh Meat: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwhistle is the 2nd book in the Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle where the author sets out to solve an ill-fated assassination (available June...
April 28 2015

Sherlock Holmes and the Killer Bees: A Taste for Honey

From Robert Downey Jr.’s period, pulp-action hero to Benedict Cumberbatch’s autism-spectrum, modern genius to Hugh Laurie’s narcissistic Dr. House to Vincent D’Onofrio’s...
April 10 2015

Strangers on a Train, Or When Sherlock Met Jane

In this most devoutly-to-be-wished encounter between two of fiction’s greatest detectives, the role of Miss Jane Marple is elaborated by Ashley Weaver, that of Mr. Sherlock Holmes by...
March 5 2015

Casting TV Crime with Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander

Join Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander as they discuss their favorite (and least) crime televison series, casting decisions, and ponder the perfect actors to play their own leading characters! Rhys...
January 27 2015

William Gillette: The Actor Who Saved Sherlock Holmes

Before Benedict and Basil, there was William Gillette, a US-born actor who suited up on stage as Sherlock Holmes over 1,000 times, including once in a silent film. But until very recently, the...
December 30 2014

Mark Twain’s Sherlock Holmes Satire: A Double Barrelled Detective Story

As the Baker Street Irregulars prepare for Sherlock Holmes’ birthday,  celebrated this year beginning January 7th, here’s a less-known version of a Sherlock Holmes short story, which...
October 25 2014

Fatal Footlights: The Theater Mystery

The theater world has long been a prime setting for mystery and mayhem. Shakespeare, that homicidal scribe, virtually carpeted the stage with slain corpses. The murderers he created are numerous:...
September 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by David Thomas Moore, is a Holmesian anthology of short stories that takes the famous sleuth through time and space (available October 7, 2014). This...
September 12 2014

Mayhem by the Numbers: A Mystery Count-Off

Having recently finished The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L. Sayers’ golden age whodunit, I had a small epiphany during the re-shelving process. I realized that I have quite a lot of numerically...