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David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

You think people want to sit down and read ‘The Adventure of the Sleeping Pussycat’ or ‘The Adventure of the Not Actually Stolen Jewellery?’ No! No, they don’t. I may not know much but I do know the kinds of stories the reading public enjoys! We need something with an edge!”—Dr. John Watson. Sherlock in… Continue reading David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

REVIEW Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman

Brava, Geri Schear! Let's see more of this, the world of Sherlock Holmes needs many more truly intelligent novels like this one. Geri Schear's brilliant novel, Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman, is the very best of the Sherlock Holmes genre. It ought to be on the New York Times Bestseller list. No one except… Continue reading REVIEW Sherlock Holmes And The Other Woman

Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Italian publisher Mondadori will be publishing an Italian language version of Sherlock Holmes These Scattered Houses in their Il Giallo Mondadori 2022-2023 Sherlock Holmes series. This is a great honor. I am excited that my Italian American Marcello family will be speaking Italian in these books! Of course so will Holmes and the unique villain… Continue reading Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

“It is one of the greatest accomplishments of an author to inspire his reader’s imagination. We can read the same story and because of the miracle of our uniqueness it lights up our imaginations differently.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were at the fire, smoking their post dinner pipes. Holmes opened a thin green-backed journal… Continue reading Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

There's something deep inside people that responds to Holmes. He has a genuine sense of natural justice. A sense of honor. People wish that he did exist. They feel somehow that society would be a safer place if he did. He is what we would like our leaders to be. Someone whom you trust who… Continue reading Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

The Norwood Author by Alistair Duncan

Arthur Conan Doyle was a complex and deeply interesting character. May there long be writers around such as, Alistair Duncan, to explore him.” Bill Barnes, Captain, President, The Sidney Passengers. Alistair Duncan’s The Norwood Author: Arthur Conan Doyle & The Norwood Years (1891 – 1894), is filled with new, never before seen, material about Sir… Continue reading The Norwood Author by Alistair Duncan

Shim Gum Do Founding Master Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim

M.E. Altabef, Chang Sik Kim, J.R. Altabef, Chong Kwan Jang Nim, G. Altabef at Shim Gwang Sa, Boston.   Thunder and lightning appearThe sky and earth wake upThe sound of enlightenmentMakes the universe flip upside downNobody knows that“Tong! Tong! Tong!”This sound is enlightenmentDo you have hands?Take it! Saturday March 20th @ 11 AM EST via… Continue reading Shim Gum Do Founding Master Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim

Michael Cox 1934 – 2021

Michael Cox and Jeremy Brett during the filming of The Naval Treaty. Conan Doyle gave us one of the greatest portraits of friendship in English literature, and we were determined to put that on the screen more faithfully than it had ever been seen before. We will miss Michael Cox. The visionary TV producer behind… Continue reading Michael Cox 1934 – 2021

These Scattered Houses Review by Margaret Walsh

Ms. Altabef has done a sterling job. Holmes’s voice rings clear and true in this excellent novel. Grand Staircase Palais Garnier, Paris These Scattered Houses is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche written by Gretchen Altabef and published by MX Publishing, London. Set in New York near the end of the Great Hiatus – Sherlock Holmes finds… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Margaret Walsh

THE ROAD IS LONG: A 4,000 mile run around the United Kingdom by Linda Pritchard

The scenery is truly euphoric ... It makes you realize that life didn't happen by chance and the Earth and Universe wasn't created by a 'Big Bang' alone. There is more to it and the answer lies within us, if we look hard enough. We are all born from the same all powering force of… Continue reading THE ROAD IS LONG: A 4,000 mile run around the United Kingdom by Linda Pritchard