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BBC Sherlock to return with a Christmas special in 2015

BBC Sherlock will be returning in 2015 for a Christmas special followed by a series of three new episodes, presumably to be shown in 2016. Filming will begin in January next year on the special with the series shooting later … Continue reading

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CBS’ Elementary finally wins me over

I presumed I would absolutely love series three of BBC Sherlock, but sadly I didn’t. I also presumed I’d dislike season two of Elementary but I actually rather enjoyed it. I do like to be proved wrong every now and … Continue reading

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Museum of London to stage a new Sherlock Holmes exhibition

A major new exhibition opens in London on October 17 and it’s all about Sherlock Holmes. The popularity of the world’s most famous detective continues to grow and this exhibition is proof of the nation’s love for all things Sherlock. … Continue reading

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Charlie Milverton on the shelves in Waterstones

I was very excited to call in at a local Waterstones and see my book on the shelf – so excited I even took a picture. Various people did look across and wonder if I was slightly mad but that … Continue reading

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Former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ‘Undershaw’ is finally sold

Undershaw’s future has finally been resolved after years of dereliction and threat of unsympathetic development. I am delighted to hear that the new owners are actually an independent school called Stepping Stones which specialises in educating children with special needs, … Continue reading

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Charlie Milverton and Other Stories – it’s out now

March 17 (St Patrick’s Day)  is the official launch day for my new paperback from MX Publishing. It is my first major launch since my debut novel was published in 2011 – which now feels like a very long time … Continue reading

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Review: Sherlock, The First CSI

This programme actually aired a few weeks ago but I saw it for the first time last night. It was an interesting reminder of just how ahead of his time Doyle was with regard to forensic techniques. We take it … Continue reading

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Review: BBC Sherlock – His Last Vow

Many spoilers, please be aware This is the third attempt at writing a blog about last night’s final episode of BBC Sherlock Series Three – His Last Vow. I just can’t decide what I really felt about it, hence the … Continue reading

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My own take on a modern Holmes and Watson

My new book, Charlie Milverton and Other Stories is available now to pre order on Amazon. It is a collection of five present-day Sherlock Holmes short stories which poke gentle fun at the idiosyncrasies of modern life – not to … Continue reading

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Record-breaking BBC Sherlock

BBC Sherlock has set a new record for the biggest “catch-up” viewing audience, according to the BBC. New figures show that The Empty Hearse piled on an extra 3.5 million viewers who watched the show within seven days of broadcast … Continue reading

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