Sherlock Holmes

The Blue Diamond, A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery By Leonard Goldberg: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


It’s the next generation on which Scotland Yard relies. Joanna Blalock has a brilliant intellect, insightful attention, and forensic knowledge. Of course, she does; her parents were the most brilliant pair of minds in England: Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Three years ago Joanna came to the attention of the elder Dr. John Watson, and he invited her to join his investigative team that included his son, Dr. John Watson, Jr. Together the trio rivaled the success of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes solving complex mysteries, finding missing treasures, recovering stolen documents, rescuing the kidnapped, and uncovering many a treasonous plot.

The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter By Timothy Miller: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter is the second book in Timothy Miller’s new Sherlock Holmes series. The books are presented as old cases that have never been published, but now that Holmes is dead, they now can be. The latest book is from a case that Watson was not a part of—he discovers the unpublished manuscript while going through Holmes’ papers.

The Return of the Pharaoh: From the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. By Nicolas Meyer: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am thrilled today to be reviewing the latest Sherlock Holmes book by Nicholas Meyer, and we have an interesting interview with Nicholas. Had I realized his connection to the Classic Star Trek movies there would have definitely been some Star Trek questions in there too! Maybe next time. Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek are two of my favorite things!

A Curious Incident: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery By Vicki Delany: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Despite her declarations that she is not a Consulting detective, Gemma Doyle has proven to be remarkably successful at it. That shouldn’t be too surprising, as Gemma and her great-uncle own the Sherlock Holmes Bookstore and Emporium in West London, Massachusetts, with that same uncle adamant that they are descendants Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It takes considerable will for Gemma to resist the plea by adorable young Lauren Tierney to find her lost kitten, but Gemma proves unable to turn off the astounding observational skills that lead her directly to the appropriately named white kitty Snowball.

Baker Street West (aka Hein & Company Bookstore)

by Terry Ambrose


To much of the world, she’s known as Linda Hein, part owner of Hein & Company Bookstore. But, to those involved with the world of Baker Street West, she’s Mrs. Hudson. This alter ego began when Linda met with her girlfriend, Beth Barnard, for lunch to discuss the Sherlock Holmes stories. These days, Baker Street West is located in the Baker Street Shoppes, which offer a unique Victorian shopping experience, but it wasn’t always that way.

Why Mary Had to Die

by Kathleen Kaska


If you are a fan of the BBC’s Sherlock series, you might have been upset and shocked when Dr. Watson’s wife, Mary Morstan-Watson, died after taking a bullet for Sherlock in the third episode of 2017, “The Six Thatchers.” Played by Abigail Abbington, this Mary was my all-time favorite portrayal of Dr. Watson’s wife. She had such an impact on the series that I couldn't imagine her absence.

Sherlock Holmes, His Creator and His Love of the USA

by H.B. Lyle


When we think of Victorian London, one or two writers spring to mind: Charles Dickens, obviously, in particular with A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What is more Victorian, more English indeed, than Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson hot footing it through London on the trail of a dastardly crime? But, what few people know is that, almost from the very beginning of his career writing Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle had a deep fascination with America and continued to put it in the Holmes stories again and again.

Q & A With Local Actor & Podcast Actor Kelly Ventura

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Since theatre on stage is on hold right now, it seemed like a good time to feature some local actors who have also been acting on our podcast, Mysteryrat’s Maze. This week we chatted with local actor and director Kelly Ventura who has been the voice of several of our episodes. Mysteryrat's Maze features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors.

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