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September 24 2015

The ZINNG: Staub’s Movie, Barker’s TV, Things to Do in Denver (and London)

Set your DVRs for Wendy Corsi Staub's novel Hello, It's Me (written as Wendy Markham) airing Sunday at 9p Eastern on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Many Congratulations to...
April 24 2015

From the Bleeding Heart of Fandom: A Buffy Confab with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L. P. Kelner

This fannish confab about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L.P. Kelner, is gleefully offered in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Mystery Writers of...
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...
December 4 2014

Calling Burt Reynolds Mega Fans!

By now the news has made the rounds that Burt Reynolds is auctioning off some of his most notable memorabilia—never won that Golden Globe? You can have Burt's! Yes, among several awards—both...
July 29 2014

Longmire Days in Pictures: Boy Howdy, Do They Love Walt in Wyoming!

For the third straight summer, Buffalo, Wyoming magically transformed (with the help of one hard-working Chamber of Commerce and an incredible team of volunteers) into Durant, the Absaroka County...
September 19 2013

Fresh Meat: The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord

The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord is the second book in the Dickens Junction Mystery series featuring bookstore owner and Charles Dickens scholar Simon Alastair and his partner, journalist...
September 7 2013

Holmes 2.0: Life in the New Sherlockian Renaissance

I recently met a lovely woman. She was young, and attractive, and smiling, and redheaded—in short, she seemed perfectly normal.  After about five minutes, however, I’d identified that...
March 19 2013

Nancy Drew Sleuths and You?: The 2013 Convention in Boston

Did you know you can join other sleuths and Nancy fans to explore the settings of The Secret of the Wooden Lady (#27) and The Case of the Vanishing Veil (#83)? We try to be on top of things, but...
February 22 2013

Fresh Meat: Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow

Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow is the 20th in the Alaskan series of Kate Shugak mysteries (available February 25, 2013). One hundred years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana...
February 14 2013

An Epic Bromance: Sherlock Fan Art for the One You Love

There are few bromances that are more epic than the one between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (or more than just a bromance if you choose to read between the lines that way). When Clare Toohey and...
December 11 2012

Sherlock Deduces It’s Love, Obviously

I have not found the original source of this genius mash-up, though I first saw it here. If it’s your creation, please let me know, so we may supply adequate kudos and clappy-hands. Is anyone...
July 31 2012

Bourne to Meet Jeremy Renner

Last night, fellow blogger Heather Waters and I went on a field trip to the Bourne Legacy premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. You could say Heather is a bit of a fan. She’s posted about...
April 13 2012

Sherlock, John, the Zombie Horde...Win and Hang Them All!

Friday the 13th could prove lucky for you! Sure, there’s intentional crossover between crime and horror, but during Undead April, we thought it would be grody-good fun to combine zombies...
February 14 2012

Sherlockian Valentines

Perhaps you’re a little late getting a Valentine’s Day card for your favorite crime buff? Over on Tumblr, a cartoonist by the name of “Robbicide” has some excellent ones based on the BBC’s...
October 18 2011

My Fan Letter to Jim Kirkwood

When I was in my early twenties and working at my first job as a copywriter, I read James Kirkwood Jr.’s book Good Times Bad Times. This story of friendship between two young boys at a New England...
July 6 2011

The Plushest Sherlock Ever

We try to highlight and celebrate those talented souls who put their fingers behind their fandom. (Presented with the tab A and slot B of these nifty Sherlock paper dolls.)  Ah, but since those...
May 26 2011

Crushing on Characters: Thank Grimes for Melrose Plant

I’m in love.  My heart speeds up when I spend time with him.  He makes me smile for no reason.  We’ve been together for over twenty years, and it always seems new—but...
May 12 2011

BBC’s Sherlock: Crafting Your Own Episodes?

If you’ve been following our BBC’s New Sherlock write-ups of those tantalizingly, tortuously few episodes (“A Study in Pink,” “The Blind Banker,” and “The Great Game”) then...