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Xmas recommendations 2017


Here are the books in the Sherlockian and Doylean fields that I recommend for Xmas 2017.

About Being A Sherlockian

It depresses me a little that my day-to-day work life has prevented me writing anything substantial this year.

Review: The Adventures of Solar Pons Vol 1

Yes I know this is not strictly speaking a Sherlock Holmes or Arthur Conan Doyle matter but you'll have to bear with me as it's a quiet news day (month? year?) from a Holmes perspective.

Review: The Man Who Would be Sherlock by Christopher Sandford

I found this book a challenge to review. The problem, as with so many books in this field, is that it has been done before but that doesn't make it a bad book.

Lack of service

I honestly don't know if I have regular readers but, if I do, I owe you an apology.

Review: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

I recently finished reading Bonnie's latest Sherlock Holmes pastiche - Unquiet Spirits - and it has been a good ride.

World War One Body Armour and Conan Doyle

Yesterday I attended a talk at The National Archives in Kew. The subject was body armour in World War One and the part that Arthur Conan Doyle played in trying to improve the situation for British Soldiers.

Review: From Holmes to Sherlock

Yesterday I completed reading Mattias Bostrom's magnum opus From Holmes to Sherlock (I refuse to use the absurd UK title anymore).