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Free Sherlock - verdict

So  it would appear that the Free Sherlock campaign is celebrating victory over the Conan Doyle Estate. But what difference does it really make? 

Saved by the Speckled Band

Hurrah. I've finally got a substantial article into the main Sherlock Holmes Journal.


Would Victorian "Sherlock" have been as popular?

Now here’s a question. Would Sherlock have been as popular as it has been if it had been set in the Victorian era? In other words, to what extent is its popularity driven by the fact that it is contemporary?

Wow. That all got a bit mad didn't it?

The fallout of Morangate continued today with a robust exchange on Twitter....

Sherlock at the BFI aka Morangate

Well it would appear that Caitlin Moran messed up rather astoundingly at the BFI screening of The Empty Hearse.

Compliments of the season

As is my custom, I extend to you all the compliments of the season.

How do we see Sherlock Holmes?

In response to my request that you suggest a topic, I was asked this on Twitter by @shelly_murav

@alistaird221b do u feel there is a major difference in how Americans view Sherlock Holmes compared to say the British?

Sherlock Holmes post 1903 - the Bee-keeping Years

The subject of Sherlock Holmes’s retirement is one as open to speculation as the great hiatus. In fact, you could argue, they are much the same. They are periods when Holmes’s movements are largely unknown.


An invitation: suggest a topic

Right I may regret this but I have decided to invite you, my readers, to suggest topics for me to cover on this blog.

A great film with Doylean and Sherlockian links.

When it comes to certain stories or films, my taste can be seen as more than a little soppy/romantic in the sense that I do like romances set against a backdrop of turbulent times. One of my favourite films is the 1950s version of The Prisoner of Zenda starring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. That film was based on the book of the same name by Anthony Hope – a friend of Arthur Conan Doyle who visited him at Undershaw.

UPDATED: Buy something Sherlockian - It's Cyber-Monday

Today is Cyber-Monday so why not get out there and buy one (or all) of my books....

Update - Access to purchasing links added.