Monthly Archives: September 2011

56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

Homes is full of energy in this one, analysing footprints at great length, charging around in disguise and even holding a gun to the head of a villain – it’s like a film by Guy Ritchie, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

A joyous story of Holmes at his best and featuring strong female characters, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. Miss Hatty Doran, the feisty American tomboy is a great character together with her loyal maid Alice; and so too is Flora Millar, … Continue reading

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Barefoot on Baker Street makes the headlines

Here’s the piece that appeared today in the West Midlands Express & Star – the country’s biggest regional newspaper – which is still selling more than 110,000 copies a night. The article is also available on Expressandstar.com which attracted an … Continue reading

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56 Stories in 56 Days – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

This is a curious story really, gripping but very different to the usual formula, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. On the one hand, as a stand-alone short story about a hydraulic engineer who inadvertently goes off to fix a press used … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days -The Adventure of the Speckled Band

This is a funny one really because though I enjoyed re-reading the story very much, I can’t really think of much to say about it, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I suppose there is lots to say about the stories I … Continue reading

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The joy of a good review as the press come calling

Really pleased with this five-star review I got on http://www.amazon.co.uk: ‘I absolutely love this book!! I am not a great Sherlock Holmes fan but you do not have to be to read this. It is addictive. From the minute I … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

This is another of the short stories which features in my own novel.  And gosh was it hard work to adapt it to what I wanted, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. I spent many a stressful hour going over every detail … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Man with the Twisted Lip

I have used the story of Mr Neville St. Clair, the faux beggar, extensively in my own novel, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. And I can remember exactly the moment at which the idea came to me to intertwine the two … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Five Orange Pips

The story starts with a very literary description of a storm, writes Charlotte Anne Walters. It sees Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reminding us of what a skilful writer he was – not just in terms of narrative but also description, … Continue reading

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56 stories in 56 days – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

I’m sitting on a train travelling back home from London to the Midlands, writes Charlotte Anne Walters.  My meeting ended early and I arrived back at Euston station in time to walk towards Baker Street, following the route which Red … Continue reading

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