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Full review on Amazon USA "Daniel D. Victor has brought us some really great Sherlock Holmes stories in his ongoing series, “Sherlock Holmes and the American Literati”. These books feature encounters between Holmes, Watson, and famous American writers, including “The Final Page of Baker Street” (Raymond Chandler), “The Baron of Brede Place” (Stephen Crane), “Seventeen Minutes to Baker Street” (Samuel Clemens), “The Outrage at the Diogenes Club” (Jack London), and “Sherlock Holmes and the London Particular” (Richard Harding Davis). He also kept up the literary ties with his first Holmes novel, “The Seventh Bullet”, and his excellent “Sherlock Holmes and...

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Welcome back, once again, to Polar Paradise in the Shetland Islands, part-time home of Octavius Bear’s spouse Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin Bear (nee Black.)  In Book Eight – The Crank Case, we introduced you to Preston Pavel Polar, Russian movie star and matinee idol. He’s back, this time with a full-scale movie crew to shoot another one of his highly successful swasgger and swords epics in the castle/resort and using most of the Octavians as his cast members. Belinda and Octavius are financial partners in the production. Things seem to be going smoothly but then, an ingenue cast member takes...

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Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs “The Merchant of Menace.” Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything – if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal. As Holmes comes to...

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Available from Amazon USA and all good bookstores. "Villains, Victims, and Violets is a beautiful bouquet of Sherlockian scholarship, impressive in its breadth and depth. . . . a rare book that is likely to influence my re-reading of the Canon for some time to come."Dan Andriacco, author of the McCabe and Cody Mysteries and Taming the Media Monster Modern writers have reconsidered every subject under the sun through the lens of Sherlock Holmes. The overlooked subject is agency: the opportunities available to these women for independence and control. What we find all too often are the silences around them. And yet, these...

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Sherlock Holmes Attentato al Club Diogene (Il Giallo Mondadori Sherlock) Formato Kindle Mai il dottor Watson avrebbe immaginato di rendersi complice di un’infernale macchinazione. E tuttavia è attingendo ai suoi dettagliatissimi resoconti delle imprese di Sherlock Holmes che un ignoto avversario ha potuto concepire un piano spaventoso. Tutto ha inizio nel settembre del 1902, quando nelle stanze del 221B si presenta uno strano visitatore. Sebbene indossi abiti laceri ed emani un tanfo disgustoso, costui non ha l’aria del diseredato; sembra anzi un uomo benestante travestito da povero. È infatti uno scrittore americano, di nome Jack London, al lavoro su un libro...

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The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs “The Merchant of Menace.” Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything – if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to...

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“The Hound of Baskervilles doesn’t easily lend itself to the theatre, but dramatists seem unable to resist the challenge. I’ve not had the chance to see it performed, but Simon Corble’s play is pretty close to the top of my list of favourites. It was written to be performed out of doors, with the audience following the actors from place to place. Mr Corble boldly adapts the story rather than simply dramatising, and the result is clever, witty, exciting – and refreshingly intelligent. David Stuart Davies contributes an appreciative foreword, and the text is enhanced by a dozen photographs and...

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It was the time of Queen Victoria’s “Little Wars” and the “War to End All Wars”. It was also the time of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. Watson, the man, would be formed by his experiences in the British “Second Afghan War”, before he ever met Sherlock Holmes in an adventure, he would record this experience as Watson’s Afghan Adventure, a tale of war and mystery. Later, Holmes and Watson would go on to not only share the problems of crime solving, Watson’s three marriages, a purported tragedy at Reichenbach, and Holmes’s return from the dead; they would also...

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The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective – Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations. “This is a great book for Holmes fans both casual and passionate! It’s a fun and engaging read. And for the mass amount of information that...

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