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Sherlock Holmes Sporcle quizzes keep my brain active, but how would the man himself have coped with forced confinement?

It’s been a surreal couple of months as COVID-19 spread across the globe and forced us all into months of lockdown. What would the Great Detective have made of all this? Forced to stay at home without a case to … Continue reading

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Villains, Victims and Violets – a new publication shining light on the women of Sherlock Holmes’ world

Kitty Winter has long been one of my favourite characters from the Sherlock Holmes stories. She bursts out of the pages of The Illustrious Client like a vengeful whirlwind of hate and complexity. A strong, brave and proactive woman who … 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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BBC Sherlock: A triumphant return to form in The Six Thatchers – review

***Contains spoilers*** As I was disappointed by the direction taken in series three, I didn’t hold out much hope for the return of BBC Sherlock. After a three year wait for the series to return and endless hype, Hollywood-style trailers, … Continue reading

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The joy of audiobooks, of hearing someone else’s voice bringing your words to life…

Today I heard someone else reading out one of my stories for the first time. A Question of Identity has been brought out as an audio book by MX Publishing and narrated by actor Steve White. It was a joy … Continue reading

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Review – Bonnie MacBird’s Art in the Blood

Let’s face it – there are thousands of Sherlock Holmes pastiches out there. The world and his dog have all had a go at trying to re-capture the magic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories with very varied degrees … Continue reading

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