INTERVIEW with Michael Sims, on Arthur and Sherlock

Biographer, editor and man of letters Michael Sims agreed to let me pick his brain about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, a fascination we share. Sims was a distinguished speaker at the Baker Street Irregulars annual gathering in 2011. Sims’ newest book, Arthur and Sherlock, comes out January 24. Q: Did you read Sherlock Holmes…

REVIEW: ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK

Rather than a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, this is a history of all of the people surrounding the world’s greatest consulting detective. Instead of trying to encompass a whole (very accomplished) life, Sims chooses to take a magnifying glass to Conan Doyle’s early professional life as a student, doctor and writer, up until the…

It’s Monday – What are you reading?

We did a lot this weekend. We moved back into our house. We are staying in an upstairs bedroom as construction is still ongoing through most of the house. We restocked our fridge which has been totally empty since the hurricane. And we watched the new Ghostbusters, which was pretty fun. I did not get to…

REVIEW: THE WITCH OF LIME STREET by David Jaher

There are few topics I find more fascinating than the rise of Spiritualism in the early 20th century — and Houdini’s determination to rebuke it. Add to it the real life friendship — and falling out — between the master of magic and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and it’s almost too good to be…

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