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The History of Sherlock Holmes Through The Eyes of a 12 Year Old

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The History of Sherlock Holmes Through The Eyes of a 12 Year Old

A very interesting 6 minute documentary by 12 year old Lous Tin To Yuen charting the history of the Sherlock Holmes character. If you'd like a more in-depth analysis of him try these books: - in the canon and early adaptations Alistair Duncan's 'Eliminate The Impossible' - on stage Alexandra Kitty's 'The Dramatic Moment of Fate: The Life of Sherlock Holmes in the Theatre'.  

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The Blue Carbuncle - Live Stream - SHSL Annual Dinner

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The Blue Carbuncle - Live Stream - SHSL Annual Dinner

On Saturday 16th January the Sherlock Holmes Society of London's annual dinner went virtual. Over 250 Sherlockians from all over the world joined in - mostly in black tie and cocktail dresses - for some great talks and a brilliant live performance of The Blue Carbuncle. Watch out for a stunning Gilbert and Sullivan song at the end to wrap up the evening.     Huge thanks to Bonnie MacBird and the rest of the SHSL committee for a very fun evening. Here's hoping that next year's dinner is in person once again. You can participate in MX Publishing's events...

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Amy Thomas - The Leading Female Author in 'Il Giallo Mondadori Sherlock'

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Amy Thomas - The Leading Female Author in 'Il Giallo Mondadori Sherlock'

Amy Thomas is now the leading female author in the prestigious  Il Giallo Mondadori Sherlock series. Amy's fourth Sherock Holmes and Irene Adler novel, The Detective, The Woman and The Pirate's Bounty was released under the title Sherlock Holmes La Leggenda Del Pirata.  Being included in the series is in itself is a great honour. Virtually every release sells out (Mondadori does a single, very large print run) each month and there have been over seventy novels in the last six years. The series is a subset of the famous yellow mystery books which celebrated their 90th year in print in...

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Book Review - Baker Street Beat

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Book Review - Baker Street Beat

"Baker Street Beat by Dan Andriacco is subtitled An Eclectic Collection of Sherlockian Scribblings, which sums up the book rather well. There’s nothing particularly profound or abstruse in its 140 pages. Rather, it gives you the same sort of feeling as when you’re chatting over a drink with a knowledgeable fellow-Holmesian. After explaining how he came to be an enthusiast – his principal allegiance is to the Tankerville Club of Cincinnati – Mr Andriacco tells of his pilgrimage to Reichenbach. He considers the influence of Sherlock Holmes on the methods of John Thorndyke, and lays out sensible rules for the composition...

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Book Review - No Police Like Holmes

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Book Review - No Police Like Holmes

“An exciting and witty romp – not about Holmes but about his fans. The world’s third-largest private collection of Sherlockiana has been donated to St Benignus, a small college in a small town in Ohio, and to celebrate, the college is hosting the Investigating Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Colloquium. Jeff Cody, the college’s PR director (and part-time crime writer), is an amused observer until the event is blighted by a real theft and a real murder, and he realises that there’s rather a lot of suspects in deerstalkers. As if things weren’t bad enough, Cody and his ex-girlfriend...

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