Tuesday, March 30, 2004

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Fry and Laurie set for Sherlock

My admiration for Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie quite literally knows no bounds so I have the highest hopes that their toe dip into the pool of Sherlockian screen adaptation will be a pleasant and rewarding one.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Historic hoaxes | csmonitor.com

Mentions ACD's famous/infamous/rather sad encounters with the Cottingley Fairies

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the winner in 'Game' - Local News - thecalifornian.com

Another review of Laurie R. King's Sherlock Holmes / Kimball O'Hara pastiche.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Yorkshire Post : "Wraps may come off in mystery of lost mummy

"By Mark Branagan
THE wraps may finally come off a mystery worthy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, revealing the final resting place of Yorkshire's lost Egyptian Mummy.
The story of the missing mummy of Scarborough is one that could have come straight from the Sherlock Holmes creator."

Extremely tangential but mildly interesting none the less.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Yet another design update at SherlockHolmesLibrary.com.

CSS has become my web design Moriarty!
Sherlock Holmes back on the job, sort of

From The Washington Times

"LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- London bobbies are hunting a Sherlock Holmes look-alike who conned a car dealer out of a new Toyota Previa, the Sun reported Tuesday."

At first I thought this was an unfashionably early April Fool's joke.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

New Featured Book and DVD at SHL

Monday, March 22, 2004

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire @ BBC Cult Vampires Magazine site

Part of the beebs brilliant Cult site Cult Vampires features various vampiric articles and fiction - both new and classic - including an html version of Sherlock Holmes' encounter with an exotic bloodsucker.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Dirda on Books Holmes Question
Washington Post (reg. req.)

Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post Book critic runs a regular live online discussion where the following question was recently posed...

"Anonymous: What are your favorite Sherlock Holmes stories?

Michael Dirda: I'm pretty traditional--The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, The Blue Carbuncle, The Final Problem. Of the novels: The Hound of the Baskervilles. But like most Holmesians what I most enjoy these days are the vignettes that open the stories--breakfast with Watson, those dazzling little feats of deduction, the homey coziness of Baker Street, the gaslit foggy night outside where it is always 1895. "

The full transcript is available - the Holmes question is about midway through but the whole thing is well worth perusing.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Without A Clue DVD Review
by Shannon Nutt
From DVD Talk

Useful review of a flick that has never been a favorite of mine.
How could the usually reliable MGM release this Pan and Scan only? What a waste...

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Holmes creator's papers go on the block

CNN : "Christie's to auction personal effects from late Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle."

Conan Doyle papers 'to fetch £2m'

BBC: "A lost collection of personal papers belonging to Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have been found."

Monday, March 15, 2004

Free Sherlock Holmes Wallpaper from Nidhin.com

A nicely done artistic rendering of the master sleuth for your desktop.
ACD on Birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham.gov.uk has a pair of interesting Arthur Conan Doyle pages on their site. There's an ACD Bio Page as well as a page on The George Edalji Case, where ACD proved to have some detective skills of his own - though the page treads but lightly on his role in the affair.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Laurie R. King - Official Website

Nifty sections include an informative page devoted to the new Mary Russell novel The Game and a gallery of Beekeeper's Apprentice artwork

Also, March 17th is apparently Laurie R. King Meetup day.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring

Game developer Frogwares has released some screen shots from an upcoming computer game - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring.

The game doesn't sound all that compelling at this stage but only time will tell. They mention a forthcoming demo...
'Sherlock Holmes' thinks lateral for murder cops

From The Register news of a software program named after the great fictional detective and used by the forensics study center named after Conan Doyle's inspiration for much of Holmes deductive wizardry.

Friday, March 12, 2004

The current "Featured Books" at SHL are a value priced "Complete Works" and Laurie R. Kings' Mary Russell pastiche The Game (see review links below)
Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / With `The Game,' Holmes-inspired series loses its mystery

From Boston.com

Yet another "The Game" review - this one decidedly mixed.
'The Game' plays like perfect historical fiction - DenverPost.com - Reviews

Another review of Laurie R. King's "The Game" plus Lora Roberts' pastiche "The Affair of the Incognito Tenant" and Jane Finnis' non-Holmesian Roman-Britain historical mystery, "Get Out Or Die".

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Bernard Shaw Meets Sherlock Holmes in New Vampire Diaries Mystery, Premiering in Tampa

From Playbill.com

Info on Aubrey Hampton's play "Sherlock and Shaw: The Adventure of the Missing Vampire Diaries".
Rather a humble begining for sherlockholmeslibrary.com as my first two layouts proved troublesome to one or another browser. My first CSS attempt looked triffic in Mozilla but was diabolical in IE while try number two cacked up in Mozilla despite looking lovely in IE.

The current version needs some tweaking but for now it'll have to suffice.
A century and an ocean away, Sherlock Holmes still inspires local aficionados

Local article on The Norwegian Explorers – the Sherlock Holmes Society of Minnesota
The games Sherlock Holmes devotees play
SCHOLARSHIP-PARODY REACHES SEVENTH LEVEL
By David L. Beck - Mercury News

Review of Laurie R. King 's THE GAME
SherlockHolmesLibrary.com goes live

It's early days yet and the site is very much still in "beta" but there's a certain satisfaction in getting even such a modest start on things.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Testing. Testing. This is simply a test. The game is not yet afoot.