Review: iClassics' "A Scandal in Bohemia"

iClassics are a company providing a more immersive experience of works by past authors. Amongst those on their list are Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde and, in this case, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Significant dates

There are two significant Doylean dates in the month. The first, today, is Conan Doyle's 158th birthday.

Review: Arthur & Sherlock by Michael Sims

Writing a biographical work on Arthur Conan Doyle has been a challenge ever since his death. However, the nature of the challenge has changed over the decades. In the beginning, the challenge was the inaccurate information in circulation (a good deal put there by Conan Doyle himself) combined with the Conan Doyle family's tight control of access to his papers.

Alternative facts hit the Doylean world

I did state some time ago that I intended to avoid the subject of Undershaw on this blog but a recent news story doing the rounds in the media needs to be corrected.

Eliminate the Impossible - audio

My first book Eliminate the Impossible, published in 2008, is to be made available in audio format.

Blog announcement

Recent visitors may have noticed an absence of graphics for about five days.

Next SHSL Meeting - March 23rd

It is soon time for the next event in the calendar of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

Guest post: The relationship between creators and fandom

 Editor's remarks: My semi-regular contributor Silke Ketelsen has some things to say about Sherlock. It's certainly a robust opinion.

The William Stanley Pub South Norwood - Update

I have posted in the past about the William Stanley pub in South Norwood - the area of South-East London where Arthur Conan Doyle lived between 1891 and 1894.

How is Sherlock perceived now?

 Now that series 4 is behind us and we don't yet know if there will be a series 5 it's time to have a look at Sherlock and how it is perceived.

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.