I do love a good mystery. And I’ve been a fan of Anthony Horowitz, sometimes without even realizing it, for years. I’ve enjoyed his television series — New Blood, Midsomer Murders, and Foyles’ War. And I truly love his Sherlock Holmes pastiches: The House of Silk and Moriarty. His latest series, featuring a detective named Hawthorne, is wonderfully cheeky. Horowitz puts himself in a starring … Continue reading The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz
Back in September I wrote this post on curating the perfect beach house library. Well, another month, another season and another friend’s renovation project (my friends are big into tearing down walls!) has just wrapped up. This was a special project in that it’s a house I practically grew up in, owned by a woman who had a huge role in shaping the person I … Continue reading Lake House Library
There’s been quite a bit of speculation on whether or not we Americans can make a successful television series out of Sherlock Holmes. Particularly following on the heels of the BBC’s wildly popular and praised Sherlock (of which I am a HUGE fan). What no one seems to be mentioning is that it’s all been done before. Multiple times. I mean, what were House and … Continue reading Elementary – Early Thoughts On the Latest Sherlock Holmes Pastiche
I think The Seven-Percent Solution was the first Sherlock Holmes pastiche I ever read. It’s been quite a few years, but I remember liking it quite a bit at the time. Enough that I sought out all of the original stories and inhaled them in a weekend. Perhaps my tastes have changed – or perhaps Meyer’s follow-up doesn’t live up to its predecessor – either … Continue reading The West End Horror – Or How NOT To Write A Sherlock Holmes Pastiche
I’m not particularly fond of this trailer – but I loved the first episode of the new BBC take on Sherlock Holmes (rooted firmly in the 21st century). Episode 2 – The Blind Banker plays this Sunday, October 31st, on PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery and Episode 3 – The Great Game is on the following Sunday. (A Study in Pink, which they showed last weekend, can … Continue reading Sherlock!