Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sherlock and Dracula

I love Sherlock Holmes and I love Dracula, what more can I say?

Steven Seitz’s SherlockHolmes and the Plague of Dracula neatly blends the two casts from Doyle’s and Stoker’s books and makes it work.  Sherlock and Watson go off to Transylvania to find Jonathan Harker.  Watson, poor devil, is having drastic marital problems and hopes this trip will bring he and Mary back together.

Seitz keeps the ball rolling with severed heads and bitten breasts and of course lots of garlic. Gypsies lurk in the darkness. His use of images is very good and sometimes I had to shut my eyes (mentally) as an image became too real for me.  Does Sherlock Holmes become a vamp?  Does Mary?   Will Jonathan ever marry Mina? Or is he long gone?

My only caveat is that I didn’t need the Moriarty plot device at the end.  The book was sailing along well without it.  Other than that, a great read for me, right before Halloween.

check out my book The Murder in the Library translated into Italian.  Omicidio in Biblioteca available from Amazon.it.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Murder in the Library goes Italiano

The  Murder in the Library is out in Italian! Available from Amazon.it.
Published and translated by Gargoyle Books in Italy. http://www.amazon.it/Omicidio-biblioteca-tracce-Sherlock-Holmes/dp/888954175X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349455968&sr=8-1
Fantastico!  I have to brush up on my Italian to read my own book.
I'm r1eading Dan Andriacco's 1895 Murders at present.  More Sherlockian fun and mayhem in Ohio.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Reads

Besides rereading the Hound of the Baskervilles (ab fab!) I have been reading the Inspector Barnaby mysteries by Caroline Graham.  They are fantastic and amazing and the characters and plots and subplots are extremely entertaining.  Her work is motivating me to try and write another mystery novel.  I'll see what I can do.

I would also like to read Reginald Hill (Dlaziel and Pascoe) and reread Dorothy L. Sayers.  Lord Peter Wimsey is the man of my dreams!

My friend and great writer Dan Andriacco is always busy composing- he has so many literary irons in the fire that I am quite impressed by his creative flames!!

Check out my daughter's blog about dating and life in the fast lane
tinskies.blogspot.com  cool stuff!

The Mysterious Affair at Longbourn  please read my new short story written for the Jane Austen Society Chicago Chapter!  Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy meet a Sherlockian Marquess and solve a mystery!