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Book Review - The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

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Book Review - The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

"A handsome hardback novel by Diane Gilbert Madsen. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is the third DD McGil Literati Mystery, the first two being published by Midnight Ink. Some of the characters bear canonical names, but this is set in present-day America. An apparently routine fraud case for insurance investigator DD McGil interweaves with a more curious matter, a murderous assault on a friend of hers and the theft of an old diary that hints at a momentous discovery – Arthur Conan Doyle’s own notes on the Whitechapel murders and the identity of Jack the Ripper. And...

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Book Reviews - Imogene and the Case of The Missing Pearls

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Book Reviews - Imogene and the Case of The Missing Pearls

Barbara Mariconda  “Sherlock Holmes finds a plucky protégé in Imogene! The story is a true Victorian whodunit, our young heroine surrounded by a list of colorful suspects – her conniving cousin, a temperamental governess, the elderly butler, to name a few. Readers will love tracking down clues, collecting evidence alongside Imogene, and will cheer when the handcuffs are placed on the unlikely culprit. An engaging mystery for young readers!”Barbara Mariconda (The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons)Edgar winner and National Book Award finalist David Marcum “There are a lot of Sherlock Holmes books written for kids. This really excellent volume does...

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Book Review - The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary

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Book Review - The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary

"I first encountered Matthew Elliott as a fellow-contributor to Sherlock magazine, whose last issue appeared in 2006, the year in which Mark Gatiss told the Society of the mad idea he and Steven Moffat had for an updated Sherlock Holmes. Matthew has since established himself as a scriptwriter and occasional actor, and as the deviser and presenter of our annual Film Evening. There’s no one better qualified to provide a survey of Sherlock – which he does in The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary. Cumberbatch or Miller? They’re both fine actors, equally superb in Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, and Matthew Elliott’s guide is throughout...

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Book Reviews - The Riddle of Foxwood Grange

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Book Reviews - The Riddle of Foxwood Grange

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London “There’s a rich cast of characters, the setting is splendidly evoked, and Holmes’s solution to Harley’s puzzle is a tour de force.”   David Marcum I’ve been collecting pastiches for a long time – 41 years now – and I always want more. Give me traditional stories – none of this Alternate Universe stuff. Set it in the correct time period. Holmes should be a hero, not a broken mess or a murderer, and Watson shouldn’t be an idiot or a caretaker or someone just there to give a comical double-take.From the first time...

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt

  Nothing that is secret can remain secret forever. But is it possible that some crimes are better left undiscovered? Join Holmes and Watson as they travel from London to storm-wracked Bedfordshire, where the Great Detective finds himself uncovering the grisly truth concerning a half-century old murder. “David Marcum has again managed to write a brilliant Holmes pastiche!” – Raven’s Reviews Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt  is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone). Available on Audio.

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