Remembering Jeremy Brett. 3 November 1933 – 12 September 1995

"A light went out in many people's lives when he died, for he was one of life's true originals." Anna Massey. Jeremy Brett left us this day, 27 years ago. After completing ten years of defining the greatest Sherlock Holmes there ever was or will be. For me he is the reason I write. And… Continue reading Remembering Jeremy Brett. 3 November 1933 – 12 September 1995

A Visit To 221B Baker St. L.A. 

Some aspects of 221b Baker Street Los Angeles Chuck Kovacic’s 221B Baker Street Los Angeles is located in the San Fernando Valley surrounded by the beautiful and spectacular Coastal Ranges that stretch along the Pacific Coast of the North American Continent from Mexico to Canada’s British Columbia.  When my son and I arrived at the Kovacic’s hacienda we… Continue reading A Visit To 221B Baker St. L.A. 

Another fast paced mystery from Altabef 

“This is much more than the usual Sherlock Holmes story, it is a rich tapestry of relationships. Especially the friendship between Holmes, Watson, and Mrs. Hudson.”5-Star Amazon Review by Demetrius Once again, Gretchen Altabef shows her talents as an author. In The Keys of Death she creates a new format with interesting new characters, a… Continue reading Another fast paced mystery from Altabef 

Honored for Excellence in Fiction!

“Amazing, ecstatic, overjoyed, fabulously flabbergasted, and of course, humbled by this fantastic award.” During the inaugural Doylean Honors celebration of the ACD Society, I was honored for excellence in Fiction!. I am grateful beyond measure for this momentous Best Fiction of 2022 Award. The awarded short story was “Sir Arthur and the Time Machine” published… Continue reading Honored for Excellence in Fiction!

In The Land of the Living Mystery Magazine

October 2021 issue of Mystery Magazine’s Special Pastiche Double Issue Again and again I rushed after his guilty coat tails, only to uncover his underlings offered as sacrifice, on his false trails the dead men’s bones crunched beneath my feet. Yet, he knew exactly where I lived. Every light I shined into his malevolence went… Continue reading In The Land of the Living Mystery Magazine

Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes AUDIO BOOK IS OUT!

“What you do as an actor, for me anyway . . . you learn and assimilate. You read and read and read about the Victorian era. Who was in government? What was the social status of the country? Why was Holmes a bohemian?  Then you start to read Doyle and you sort of sniff it… Continue reading Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes AUDIO BOOK IS OUT!

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!

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

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