Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes in Context (2017) ed. by Sam Naidu

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) The Sherlock Holmes stories were my first real taste of detective fiction and I haven’t really looked back since, so I was excited to read this collection of essays on them. For fans of the … Continue reading

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Continental Crimes (2017) ed. by Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This is the latest short story collection issued by the British Library and should be available in June. All of the stories unsurprisingly are connected by the common dominator of being set on the Continent. … Continue reading

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The Case of the Mahjong Dragon and Other Russell Holmes Stories (2015) by James McEwan

Source: Review Copy It has been many years since I have read any Sherlock Holmes pastiches, so was interested in returning to this subgenre with today’s read. In this particular pastiche we have Russell Holmes as the central sleuth oddly … Continue reading

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The Valley of Fear (1915) by Arthur Conan Doyle and the Country House Mystery Novel

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Fog/Mist The Sherlock Holmes stories were what got me into reading crime fiction, when I was at university, but I haven’t really returned to them since then. Prior to this review I had read all … Continue reading

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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) ed. Martin Edwards

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any Other Holiday Object Invariably late to the party as usual, I have finally got round to reading one of the British Library Crime Classics short story collections. There were a few familiar stories in … Continue reading

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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes (2015) by Zach Dundas

Source: Review Copy (Houghton Mifflin Publishing) Sherlock Holmes was my root into crime fiction so I was excited to read a book about him. Dundas opens his book using the many physical reconstructions there are globally of Holmes’ 221B Baker … Continue reading

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Max Carrados (1914) by Ernest Bramah

‘I always had a secret ambition to be a detective myself’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Building, which is not a house (Big Ben) Max Carrados, the blind detective, created by Ernest Bramah, is a character who has been on my … Continue reading

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The Studio Crime (1929) by Ianthe Jerrold

I was really looking forward to reading this book, having the usual bookaholic thrill of trying a new author, especially a hidden gem from the Golden Age of detection, forgotten until this recent reprint by the Dean Street Press. ‘It’s … Continue reading

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