Friday, July 22, 2011

The Case of the Grave Accusation

How nice it would be if all our favorite literary characters could be summoned into the present day by a letter, telegram or email.  Such is the premise in The Case of the Grave Accusation, a Sherlock Holmes adventure by Dicky Neely.  Watson is summoned by Holmes by letter to arrive at 221b Baker St.  They seek out to investigate the allegations that the Hound of the Baskervilles was not written by Doyle but stolen from Robinson.  A nefarious gentleman by the name of Roger la Pelure d'Ail wants Robinson's body exhumed, after hurling the most atrocious accusations against Doyle.  Cool story, watch Holmes grapple with a computer and be happy about it! Nice chronology of the ACD/BFR story/intrigue at the end of the book.

Thanks to all for your continued praise of my Sherlock inspired story "The Murder in the Library."  I just received some nice words from Laura Levine, author of 8 Jaine Austen mysteries and a past writer for LaVerne and Shirley. Enjoy this hot summer and keep reading!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brian Pugh's Chronology and Murder in the Biblioteca

Hello to all and thanks for your very positive comments about Murder in the Library.  Exciting news is that it is being picked up for an Italian translation by Gargoyle Books and will be published in Italian in the spring of 2012.  Being half Italian my famiglia is molto felice!!

After reading the AMAZING  A Chronolgy of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Brian W. Pugh I have to take off my hat to this writer for presenting a complete, comprehensive chronology of the life and works of ACD.  This volume presents everything you wanted to know about Doyle and when and where he accomplished it.  Excellent index, great photographs.  This would make an excellent supplementary textbook for a class on Sherlock and/or the works of Doyle.  I forgot about The Lost World and now I'm itching to reread it!

I hope you are enjoying summer.  I'm looking forward to my next reads, The Case of the Grave Accusation and the Baker Street Beat.