SHSL 2017 Annual Dinner - January 14th

 A momentous weekend approaches for UK based Sherlockians. On Saturday the 14th The Sherlock Holmes Society of London hosts its Annual Dinner at the House of Commons in Westminster.

Spoilers: Review - Sherlock S4E2 - The Lying Detective

 Well I thought the first episode split the room but little did I know what episode two would do to the audience.

Spoilers - Review of The Six Thatchers - Sherlock S4E1

 So we finally have series 4.

The opening episode - The Six Thatchers - has certainly split the room. Some loathe it and some love it.

A lot going on but not much to write about

Apologies for the radio silence of late. It just seems to be the case that there's not been a lot going on that I could blog about.

BFI Footage of Arthur Conan Doyle

The BFI has made available some excellent footage of Arthur Conan Doyle and his family.

Bontempi and the Six Napoleons

 In my book An Entirely New Country I wrote about a period when Arthur Conan Doyle got involved, as a business venture, with a device called the Sculptograph. It remains my strong belief that his involvement with this device inspired him to write the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Six Napoleons which came out in 1904.

Guest Post from Alan Lance Andersen

 Some time ago I posted about the challenges of writing a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that felt authentic. Naturally I'm not the only person with thoughts on this subject...