Studies in Sherlock

The Once and Future Muse

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell” (COPP).        Beginning with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the first to write his stories, as a muse, Sherlock Holmes has lived over many lifetimes and inspired many, many writers, musicians, and artists over… Continue reading The Once and Future Muse

Sherlock Holmes & Me

 In the beginning there was the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes TV Show, starring Ronald Howard (1954-1955). I was six-years-old.           My murder-mystery-loving mom and I watched on our 16” black and white TV. I was fascinated by this genial, gentleman Holmes who shared the tube with my favorite cowboys. To me, he… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes & Me

MX Publishing Podcast

Everyday I am more and more grateful for finding Steve Emecz and the MX community. Find out why by listening to the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast interview with Steve about his unique publishing company. (Link at end of post.) Sherlock Holmes Books and MX Publishing was created by an amazingly singular gentleman with… Continue reading MX Publishing Podcast

Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

“A trusty comrade is always of use, and a chronicler still more so.” (TWIS) I’d like to acknowledge the Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia and its creator, Alexis Barquin. Plus all its contributors. This splendid resource was and is a daily helpmate during the writing of my novels, These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. Always open… Continue reading Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia