In the Op, Hammett revolutionised the traditional figure of the detective, strong-arming him out of his Sherlockian
smoking jacket and into an American-made trench coat, shoving him out of his armchair and down those dark alleys where the most realistic crimes are waiting to be solved.
Convoluted in a Sherlockian
sort of way and redolent of an age gone by, Old Scores is clever, wry and chock-full of period odds and ends--and their somewhat fractious history with one another.
There would be new days, new stations and new people for me to conduct this absurd exercise on, all the while deriving an unusual satisfaction from this bizarrely Sherlockian
In "Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black", author June Thomson has done full honors to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved character in this deftly crafted Sherlockian
novel that is a truly riveting read from cover to cover.
Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian
, Arthur and Sherlock is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere.
expert, playwright, short story writer and novelist, Davies' books include studies of Sherlock Holmes in the movies, a biography of actor Jeremy Brett, two stage plays about the great detective and books set in World War Two featuring one-eyed detective Johnny Hawke.
His latest book, Small Data, explains his Sherlockian
methodology through a series of case studies in what is an engrossing, yet sometimes disturbing read.
the Bureaucrat," Sherlockian
Marshall McLuhan asserts that the "ordinary man finds a hero in Holmes and in his numerous descendants because the bureaucrat is always putting a finger on each of us in a way which makes us feel like Kafka characters.
This is definitely more of a character study of Moriarty than the average Sherlockian
mystery--in fact, other than as a love interest, there was no need for Lock in this book.
team (I picked up the adjective in a review and can't help but borrow) is joined by moon-sensitive former New Fiddleham detective Charlie Barker, dueling diva paleontologists, a Hagrid-meets-Yukon Cornelius beast tracker, a fierce journalist and a cast of valley-dwellers who had a much easier time tending the livestock than managing this descending menagerie.
After the success of his earlier Holmes novel, House of Silk, Horowitz explores uncharted territory in a "fantasia on Sherlockian
themes" (Telegraph) without, well, the singular detective himself.
Both are unusually large works (for the artist) whose minutiae still make Sherlockian
demands on the viewer.