Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dr Joseph Bell The original Sherlock Holmes

(A childrens book by Robert Hume and published by Stone Publishing House)   I was asked by my dad to write a review on this childrens book. Written by Robert Hume and published by Stone Publishing house they had kindly … Continue reading

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Index to The Sherlock Holmes Journal (1952 to 2002)

(Compiled by Geraldine Beare, Produced by George Vanderburgh and Published by The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)   Have you ever had a bright idea for an original article concerning some obscure, but interesting item of Holmesian interest, only to be … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes, the Last Act

(A play by David Stuart-Davies starring Roger Llewellyn)     John H. Watson with a Scottish accent … well, why not? After all, he was born in Scotland and it could well be that his second name is Hamish. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Curious Incidents – Being a Collection of the further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

(Edited by J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)   Mad for a Mystery Publications, Calgary, 2002. 96 pp. One of the editors describes this publication as a journal, and I suspect that more will be issued if sufficient material is received. … Continue reading

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Quotable Sherlock

(Compiled and edited by David W. Barber)   Quotable Books, Toronto, 2001. ISBN 0-920151-53-1. £7.95 Cardback, 118 pages. If you have ever searched through the Canon in an attempt to find from which story a particular quotation came, or to … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes

(Written by Mark Campbell)   The Pocket Essentials, 2001 18 Coleswood Road, Harpenden, Herts., AL5 1EQ – Price in UK: £3.99. ISBN 1-903047-68-4 In these days of publication galore of paracanonical and pericanonical pastiches, parodies and the like, I personally … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Carstairs Legacy and The Mystery of the Locked Study

(Written and illustrated by Gerard M. Kelly)   I discovered Mr. Kelly’s books on his well-designed website and, having read and liked the free story on it, I ordered a copy of The Riddle of the Carstairs Legacy. This concerns … Continue reading

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Disjecta Membra

(Written by Eric Monahan)   The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, Ontario, 2000 – ISBN 1-55246-228-5, 261 pp, US $34 I was flattered when our respected Editor asked me to review his book Disjecta Membra. It is a hardback, impeccably printed in … Continue reading

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A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(written by Brian W. Pugh)   Privately printed, 56 pages plus index, £11.90 post paid (USA £13.00 or $26.00, Europe £12.40 or $24.80, Japan £13.30 or $26.60) Brian Pugh is a member of The Poor Folk Upon the Moors but, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY LUNCHEON AND AFTERNOON CROQUET

(The Torr No 22, Spring 2003 by R.R.W.Musgrave)    Sunday, 30th June, 2002 “.. I should have croqueted the Queen’s hedgehog ..” Alice in Wonderland Fears regarding the somewhat inclement weather proved groundless, as members of the Poor Folk and … Continue reading

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