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Author from Shropshire

The Continuity Girl brings together Sherlock Holmes, the Loch Ness Monster and a touch of romance – no easy feat!

A gentle romantic novel with a hint of Sherlock Holmes, The Continuity Girl by Patrick Kincaid is a must-have addition to any Holmesian collection. And if you have no interest in Holmes and no knowledge of him beyond the fact … Continue reading

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Mr Holmes – the gentle giant of screen adaptations

I finally got around to watching Mr Holmes, a film based on Mitch Cullin’s wonderful book, A Slight Trick of the Mind. It stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes fighting the onset of dementia and struggling to remember … Continue reading

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Review: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie Macbird

The second Sherlock Holmes pastiche from writer Bonnie Macbird tries to answer two questions which have haunted (get it?) Sherlockians for as long as the ‘Great Game’ has been played. They are simply: ‘where was he educated?’ and ‘why does … Continue reading

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Great Canadian podcast ‘I Grok Sherlock’ references Barefoot blog on issues of Doyle and race

I Grok Sherlock is a great podcast full of canon-based shenanigans, detailed analysis, humour, and a very special mention of yours truly . . . Canadian Sherlockians Mike Ranieri and Geordie Telfer set up the I Grok Sherlock podcast ‘To … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes-related book ‘The Continuity Girl’ showcases a novel way of publishing

What if you could get involved in the next bestseller in the Sherlock Holmes universe right from the start? There’s no use phoning up the likes of Mark Gatiss or Guy Ritchie and saying, ‘If I give you a tenner, … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock: The Final Problem – review

***Spoiler Alert*** The problem with The Final Problem was trying to follow what the hell was going on. I scratched my head so much during the ninety minutes my scalp felt like I’d had an attack of nits. Crime/mystery solving was put … Continue reading

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BBC Sherlock: The Lying Detective – review

***Contains spoilers*** The game is certainly on, and the creative team behind this exhilarating fourth series keep on raising theirs to dizzying new heights. The Lying Detective was a pure, 90-minute adrenaline-rush full of action, suspense, visual quirks, frenetic editing … Continue reading

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