One last cheeky post before the New Year.
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.
Melvyn Small has produced two Holmes books in which Holmes is a working-class man based in Middlesbrough.
I ordered the DVD box set of Houdini & Doyle after learning I would not be able to watch more than the first episode otherwise. The review below contains minor spoilers which I don't think will affect your enjoyment if you read them. However, consider yourselves warned.
Yesterday there appears to have been another Sherlockian spat. I only caught the post-mortem and no one gave me further information (so I could be getting a lot of this wrong) but it appears to have been about the age old issue of Sherlockian merit. In other words, are some Sherlockians more serious than others, are some more worthy than others?
Yesterday I travelled to Portsmouth at the invitation of PhD student Kate Brombley for the unveiling of a new addition to Portsmouth Museum's Sherlock exhibition.
This book purports to be the true account of what Sherlock Holmes did after Reichenbach and makes plain that Watson did not tell us the truth about what happened to the Great Detective.