Sunday, April 25, 2004

A truly bizarre and tragic turn of events.
An awful loss to Sherlockian scholarship.
An ironic end perhaps, in a strange way, befitting one so driven to study the history of the world's greatest fictional detective.

Sherlock Holmes expert dies in mysterious circumstances




"THE world's leading expert on fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was found garrotted in bed, an inquest heard yesterday.

A shoelace had been tightened around Richard Lancelyn Green's neck using a wooden spoon."

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Radio Beat: Program diversity is KBCS's strength: "# The Sunday edition of Jim French's 'Imagination Theatre,' heard at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on KIXI-AM (880), includes a new Sherlock Holmes adventure."

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Guardian Unlimited Books | News | British Library puts sound archive online: "Examples held on the British Library site include a live recording of Paul Robeson in Othello, Florence Nightingale speaking in one of the earliest sound recordings, as well as the genesis of Sherlock Holmes. "

Listen to Arthur Conan Doyle (1min 56secs)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Vol. 2 DVD - Jeremy Brett

New Review posted at

Thursday, April 15, 2004

The Truth About the Speckled Band
by Laurence M. Klauber

Nice reprint from a 1948 issue of The Baker Street Journal,
found in, of all places, the San Diego Natural History Museum website.

"That the causative agent in the deaths of Julia Stoner and Dr. Roylott could have been no "adder" is immediately apparent to anyone having even the most superficial knowledge of ophiology. It has been carelessly suggested that the reptile was the common Indian snake variously known as Russell's viper, tic-polonga, or daboia (Vipera russelli russelli).[8] Nothing could be more incredible. The daboia is a bulky, lethargic snake growing to a length of 5½ feet."

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Friday, April 09, 2004

Register-Pajaronian: Book Notes

Another review of Laurie R. King's The Game - this time with a local twist.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004 has a new DVD review for Arthur Wontner's The Sign of Four

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Sherlock Holmes on the Web: the Sherlockian.Net Holmepage

Amazing website edited by renowned Sherlockian Chris Redmond. Simply an astonishing selection of links to all things related to Conan Doyle's master sleuth.

My highest recommendation.

Friday, April 02, 2004

New Review up at

DVD The Return of Sherlock Holmes Vol.1 starring Jeremy Brett

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Froogle Search: sherlock holmes hat

Selection of Deerstalkers found through Google's Froogle. Prices range from under $10 to $300!

Searching for Deerstalker Hat pulled up only a couple of matches.
Variety: CBS adds CSI:Baker Street to fall lineup

"CBS announced today that a fourth installment of its popular CSI franchise would be added to the skein's Friday night line-up beginning this September. CSI : Baker Street, set to star Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Oliver Platt (Deadline) will play Holmes' trusty side-kick Dr. Watson while TV vet Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life) has been cast as the duo's wacky landlady Mrs. Hudson. Guest stars expected to appear in early episodes will include Bound's Gina Gershon as Irene Adler, Less Than Perfect's Partick Warburton as Brunton the Butler, Nathan Lane as Sherlock's brother Mycroft and TekWar's William Shatner as Inspector Lestrade."

Entertainment Weekly: "New CSI to expose "sexy, cutting edge Holmes"
TV Guide: "CSI: Baker Street: Not your grandfather's Sherlock Holmes"
The Washington Post (Reg. Req.) : "Newest CSI spinoff involves Buffy's boss and a time machine"