Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan

No Watson, the puppet master is real. When we discover who is behind The curtain, pulling the strings, I am certain that everything will become crystal clear, including the relationship between such seemingly disparate events. Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan is an exquisite Pastiche, written with a true understanding of his characters. It… Continue reading Through A Glass Starkly by Richard T. Ryan

REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths

Ragged, angry men were shouting slogans and demands at the gates, which were guarded on the inside by several indifferent men whose only qualifications for the job appeared to be their size. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths by Margaret Walsh is an exciting and intriguing read. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson,… Continue reading REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths

Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

Holmes appears to be this rather cold and distant figure who holds the rest of humanity at arm’s length. But deep down I believe – much deeper down – he is a man of tremendous sensitivity and feeling.” –Jeremy Brett. Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes by Maureen Whittaker is an updated version of the Granada… Continue reading Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

Mrs. Hudson Goes To Ireland by Susan Knight

“Clearly she had a somewhat exaggerated view of my powers of deduction. Even though I pride myself on having learnt much from my distinguished tenant––lessons that have stood me in good stead on a number of occasions…this time…I was entirely at sea and told her so.” Away from England and from the two gentlemen who… Continue reading Mrs. Hudson Goes To Ireland by Susan Knight

The Final Problem by Petr Kopl

“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains and however improbable, is probably true.” Petr Kopl’s beautiful graphic novel is worth it just for the exquisitely painted seven page sequence showing the final battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty and the essential role Holmes’ cape played in it. The death-defying perspective of his final two-page… Continue reading The Final Problem by Petr Kopl

Petr Kopl’s A Scandal in Bohemia

“There is no better way to defeat the enemy than with his own weapon.”"You're Crazy." "Eccentric." "It's the same thing!" This is a book of wonders, especially Petr Kopl’s illustrations, and most especially his portrayal of Holmes. He takes us through the story choosing just the right scenes to show it to perfection, engage our… Continue reading Petr Kopl’s A Scandal in Bohemia

Review of Harry DeMaio’s The Open And Shut Case

By Gretchen Altabef, author of Sherlock Holmes: These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. “My dear, Inspector Wallaroo, remember my first principle of detection. After eliminating the possibly improbable, whatever is left is probably impossible.”––Octavius Bear This is possibly one of the greatest Sherlock Holmes spoofs of all time! And damn well full of… Continue reading Review of Harry DeMaio’s The Open And Shut Case

Jeremy Brett Playing A Part

A comprehensive performance biography of the incomparable Shakespearean actor, Jeremy Brett, by Maureen Whittaker. It covers the years 1954 – 1995 and is a singular view of the history of theatre, film and TV of this time period. For the fan it is chock full of hundreds of rarely seen and exclusive photographs. For the… Continue reading Jeremy Brett Playing A Part