What if Sherlock Holmes was more like Dr. Joe Bell?

“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-Darling1. Dr. Joe Bell’s biography by Ely Liebow, has… Continue reading What if Sherlock Holmes was more like Dr. Joe Bell?

Only Those Things The Heart Believes Are True

A Glimpse into the Sherlockian & Holmesian World "Here dwell together still two men of note. Who never lived and so can never die...But still, the game's afoot for those with ears attuned to catch the distant view-halloo: England is England yet, for all our fears—Only those things the heart believes are true...As night descends… Continue reading Only Those Things The Heart Believes Are True

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