Out this week on audio – Eliminate the Impossible: An Examination of the World of Sherlock Holmes on Page and Screen
Now 94 books on Sherlock Holmes Audio Books Pinterest Board
The book begins with a brief examination of the effect that the stories have had on modern crime literature. It goes on to examine the origins of the character of Holmes himself from his appearance to his drug use and supposed dislike of women. We then move onto a mini-biography of some of the significant characters in the series. Each of the original stories by Conan Doyle is examined in an effort to explain some of the more esoteric aspects and an examination is made of the attempts to form a proper chronology for the stories – as Doyle did not write the stories in strict chronological order. The second half of the book focuses on Holmes’s career on the screen. There is a brief examination of some of the more notable actors to have portrayed Holmes and the films in which they appeared. Finally we look at the possible requirements for a definitive screen portrayal of the canon.
Eliminate the Impossible is also available from all good bookstores, in many formats worldwide including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and iBooks for the iPad/iPhone.