Week 44 - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022
Out this week in print;
Sherlock Holmes and The Glamorous Ghost Volume 2 - Harry DeMaio
A Study In Illustrations Volume 3 - Mike Foy
Four from our catalogue this week. Three Holmes and an amazing true story about a Le Mans winning car.
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In the dawn of 1891, Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty, but events will soon transpire that will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city whilst in the upper-echelons of government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever-reliable Dr. Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events that led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London's most notorious criminal.
In the early 21st century, Benedict Cumberbatch gave the world the definitive portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's Sherlock.
Then again, Jeremy Brett had been declared the "definitive" Holmes in Granada Television's series in the 1980s. The same was said of Basil Rathbone's performance in 14 films before that, and William Gillette's version of Holmes on stage at the turn of the 20th century had also been lauded to the skies.
In short, all four actors were declared to be the "definitive" Holmes, and yet their various interpretations of the greatest character in fiction could not be more different.
Graced with a foreword by Sherlockian guru Roger Johnson, this audiobook sets out to trace the evolution of Sherlock Holmes and his audience across three centuries.
What caused Victorian readers to respond with such fervor to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation?
How did an eccentric American actor from Connecticut become acclaimed as the definitive Holmes on both sides of the Atlantic?
Who were the original fanboys who ushered in the concepts of fandom and cosplay in the 1930s?
Using extensive contemporaneous accounts and reviews, Volume 1 explores the process by which Sherlock Holmes evolved from being merely a character in detective stories into a genre, industry, and global phenomenon all his own.
A gruesome display of corpses on the frozen Thames spells doom for Mycroft Holmes. Scotland Yard singles him out as the main suspect of a series of violent crimes because they're all connected by a single thread: Mycroft's name.
As public attention rises, he fights to avert any danger to his family and the Secret Service. To capture the culprit, Mycroft has to face an exceedingly uncomfortable truth about himself, which puts not only his career but his very life into question.
In 1962, a small Morgan sports car, TOK258, created history by defeating factory teams run by leading international manufacturers in the famous 24 hour race at the Le Mans circuit. The car crossed the finishing line on Sunday, 24 June, having completed 2256 miles in the 24 hours from the start time on Saturday afternoon to win the 2 litre GT class. Although privately owned, the car was entered and supported by the Morgan Motor Company and driven by Chris Lawrence and Richard Shepherd-Barron.