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An Oxford Tragedy by Norman Russell 1894, Sir Montague Fowler, warden of St Michael’s College, Oxford, dies from apparent natural causes but an autopsy reveals that his body was full of the deadly poison mercuric chloride. Detective Antrobus of the Oxford city police is summoned to investigate. Who would benefit most from the warden’s death? His […]

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A Close Connection by Patricia Fawcett Eleanor and Henry Nightingale, and Paula and Alan Walker, are two very different couples brought together by the marriage of Nicola, the Nightingales’ daughter, to Matthew, the Walkers’ son. A holiday in Italy, intended to bring the four closer together, creates both bonds and rifts with long lasting effects. On […]

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The modern BBC adaptation, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

The immortality of Sherlock Holmes, and why he lives on

Jeremy Kingston What marks out Sherlock Holmes as different from all other fictional characters is his inexhaustible capacity for inspiring new adventures.  Favourite characters from other books – notably those by Jane Austen and Dickens – have appeared in sequels and prequels and sexed-up adaptations, but almost without exception they are set in the time […]

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Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds Review on MyShelf

In the recent Myshelf review of Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds, written by Hale writing team Steve Hayes and David Whitehead, the book was called “refreshing” and “different”. “…you can expect a fast-paced and intriguing tale with plenty of action and a good feel for the seamy side of Victorian London.” Read the full […]

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