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Author and senior recruitment manager from Shropshire

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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Review: BBC Sherlock continues but so do my doubts

Please don’t read any of this blog if you are trying to avoid spoilers I really wanted to like this one – I sat there full of hope, optimism and open-mindedness but still the nagging issues kept flooding back in. … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock is back but not forgiven – well, not by me anyway.

Please don’t read any of this review if you don’t want to see spoilers. Or if you only want to read reviews gushing with praise. There’s both praise and damnation in this one I’m afraid. Sherlock’s back. We get false … Continue reading

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Oh no! We are in for even more tears at the end of BBC Sherlock Series three

I’ve just come across this article in the Radio Times online: “It’s time,” tweeted Sherlock composer Michael Price, as he prepared to go into the studio to record the score for His Last Vow, the final instalment in the forthcoming series. … Continue reading

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Elementary returns – but has absence made my heart grow fonder?

In a word – no. Big apologies to all the Elementary fans out there, I have tried really hard to like this modern-day Holmes and Watson solving crimes in New York but I just can’t feel the love. I don’t … Continue reading

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