Honored for Excellence in Fiction

Amazing, ecstatic, overjoyed, fabulous, and of course, humbled by this fantastic award. I have been honored for excellence in Fiction at the ACD Society’s Inaugural Doylean Honors celebration. I am grateful beyond measure for this momentous Best Fiction of 2022 Award. The story awarded was “Sir Arthur and the Time Machine” from Sherlock Holmes: Further… 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

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

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