Doyle’s Posthumous Joke*

“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*

Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7F427fR09k&list=PLF43-tHWPFEixp8RJb91wjRddPjhhthqL Recorded December 10, 2020 I awoke in the morning and the planetree greeted me covered in new spring buds outside the window of my old familiar bedroom. I took a breath, and his horrible first pipe filled my heart with gratitude. Today I wasn’t alone––Sherlock Holmes was back! Last night we poached an evildoer.… Continue reading Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

Bucks County Herald Article

"We discover what Watson did during Holmes’ hiatus and how it made him even more the partner of Sherlock Holmes. Their solving of the murders involves these two gentlemen in a dangerous chain of events . . . Only Holmes’ unshakable belief in logic, imagination, and truth, can make the difference." My local newspaper, the… Continue reading Bucks County Herald Article

Sherlock Holmes, Genius by Definition

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”— Arthur Schopenhauer Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”―Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear. “Holmes is such a silver streak of light. He’s a magnesium flame on a tightrope.” –Jeremy Brett This… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes, Genius by Definition

Halloween Horseman

 When I was a young teenager in love growing up along the Hudson River in New York, my adventurous boyfriend, surprised me one Halloween night with a trip to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. He was more aware than I of the wealth of history around us. My gaze led me away to the Algonquin Round Table, the London of… Continue reading Halloween Horseman

Holmes Unabridged

“Time and time again, generations have shown that they need Holmes. Something in his assured blend of omniscience and infinite tenacity, humanized with intriguing character flaws speaks deeply to our need for solutions to the problems of our own very different world today. We watch him and the faithful Watson our reliable narrator descend the… Continue reading Holmes Unabridged

Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes

“Dr. Joseph Bell…was indeed so wise a counsellor, had so level a head, and so perfect a temper, that it was impossible to take offense at anything he said. Moreover, he had a fund of humor which was not so much a fund as an inspiration.”––Lord Stormonth-Darling. Dr. Joe Bell’s biography by Ely Liebow, has… Continue reading Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes

Two-fer: 1 Novel + 1 Sequel

I looked at him anew, with an understanding I never had before and with awe for the magnitude of such a mind. In a flash I understood the cocaine, his moods, and his genius. MX Publishing has bundled together These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. My action packed original story of Holmes alone,… Continue reading Two-fer: 1 Novel + 1 Sequel

Remarkable Power of Stimulus

The sequel to These Scattered Houses. Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a Sherlock Holmes novel with heart. 1894 London is threatened with the most gruesome murder mystery since Jack the Ripper. Paris is imperilled by lethal anarchists upping their game. English suffragists face a deadly foe. Only one man with an unshakable belief in logic,… Continue reading Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Look Around

The inspiration for Sherlock Holmes was Dr. Joe Bell. He had the ability to correctly diagnose his patients with just one look (plus their profession and where they lived.) Professor Challenger was based on a man of his day, also. The larger-than-life explorer and bravura scientist who knew in his bones that man could travel… Continue reading Look Around