News Bulletin 40

“I have jotted down the more essential ones upon this sheet of paper, together with a few addresses which you will find of service.”

Guy Ritchie Talks Sherlock Holmes 2.

What’s all this about a mysterious embroidered hanky and Mycroft in his birthday suit?

Virginia School Bans A Study In Scarlet.

Something about it being offensive to Mormons, we hear, and nothing whatsoever to do with J.F. Christ’s choice of code for the case under scrutiny

 Sherlock Debuts On Irish TV.

RTÉ2 began showing the BBC’s 3-part Sherlock series on Tuesday 16 August 2011 at 9pm. Episodes 2 and 3 will be transmitted on the 23rd and 30th respectively, in the same time slot

Historic Music Hall Saved.

Wilton’s in London, the world’s oldest surviving music hall, has been saved from closure. It was recently used as a filming location for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Pastiche With A Difference!

The Case of the Grave Accusation by Dick Neely (edited by our member Paul Spiring) was published by MX Publishing on 27 June 2011 in paperback and Kindle formats.

This is pastiche but pastiche with a difference! A century after the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the relevance of both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson is jeopardised. Their creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is accused of stealing the narrative for the supreme adventure from a friend called Bertram Fletcher Robinson. Worse still it is also alleged that Sir Arthur committed adultery, blackmail and murder in order to conceal his act of plagiarism. The stage is now set for the return of Holmes and Watson to Dartmoor in Devon!

You’ll find a selection of reviews on the first link and you’ll be able to order on the second one: