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Peter E. Blau reviews A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Revised 2018 Edition

“Brian W. Pugh continues to revise his A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Mar 14 #7); the fourth edition (London: MX Publishing, 2018; 444 pp.) is a grand resource for information about the life and work of Conan Doyle. The chronology starts in 1755 (the birth of James Doyle) and ends in 1998 (the memorial service for Dame Jean), and one of the truly useful aspects of the chronology is the citation of sources, so that one can sort through conflicts (and learn that in some cases, Conan Doyle himself was not the most reliable source). There’s also information about aspects of his life and works, and maps and photographs, and a careful and useful index compiled by Geraldine Beare. Recommended.”

A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Revised 2018 Edition is available from all good bookstores including The Strand MagazineAmazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Review of Imagination Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes

Peter E. Blau reviews Imagination Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Scripts From The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

IMAGINATION THEATRE’S SHERLOCK HOLMES, edited by David Marcum (London: MX Publishing, 2017; 388 pp.), is a collection of 15 scripts from “The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (the long-running radio series produced by the late Jim French from 1998 to 2017).  The scripts for the pastiches were written by Jim French and other authors, and provide a welcome opportunity for those who enjoy radio drama to see what goes into creating entertaining programs. The MX web-sites are at <www.mxpublishing.com> and <www.mxpublishing.co.uk>.

Imagination Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine, Amazon USA, Barnes and Noble USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. Available on Kindle.

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Review of Graceland Cemetery in Chicago – A Sherlockian Walk Midst the Tombstones

Brenda Rossini’s GRACELAND CEMETERY IN CHICAGO: A SHERLOCKIAN WALK MIDST THE TOMBSTONES (2017; 54pp.) provides visitors with a guided tour of the graves of Vincent Starrett and many others (accompanied by notes on their sometimes-tenuous Sherlockians connections), plus “The Story of Gina” (a lady who had a colorful life, and a thoroughly outré demise).

Reviewed by Peter E. Blau

Graceland Cemetery in Chicago – A Sherlockian Walk Midst the Tombstones is available from all good bookstores including in the USA The Strand Magazine, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in the UK Amazon, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository. In ebook format it is in Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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Peter E. Blau reviews Two, To One, Be

“Another MX title is PROJECT TWO, TO ONE, BE: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND A HOUSE OF LIGHT, SHADOWS, AND VIEWS (2014; 162 pp.); edited by Carrie Carlson and Lynn Gale, it’s an anthology of tributes to Undershaw, with a foreward by Laurie R. King, and essays, photographs, and artwork by other supporters of the campaign to preserve Conan Doyle’s home.”

Two, To One, Be is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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Peter E. Blau reviews A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“May 14 #7 Brian W. Pugh continues to revise his A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Mar 13 #6); the third edition (London: MX Publishing, 2014; 303 pp.) delightful and valuable as a resource for information about the life and work of Conan Doyle. The chronology starts in 1755 (the birth of James Doyle) and ends in 1998 (the memorial service for Dame Jean), and there are splendid photographs (old and new), a list of statues and plaques around the world, a new section detailing his Arctic voyage in 1880, careful citations of sources, and much more.”

A Chronology of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Revised 2014 Edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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Peter E. Blau reviews A Chronology of the Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2014 Edition

“Brian W. Pugh continues to revise his A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Mar 13 #6); the third edition (London: MX Publishing, 2014; 303 pp.) delightful and valuable as a resource for information about the life and work of Conan Doyle.  The chronology starts in 1755 (the birth of James Doyle) and ends in 1998 (the memorial service for Dame Jean), and there are splendid photographs (old and new), a list of statues and plaques around the world, a new section detailing his Arctic voyage in 1 880, careful citations of sources, and much more.”

A Chronology of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Revised 2014 Edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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Peter E. Blau reviews Watson is not an Idiot by Eddy Webb

“Eddy Webb’s WATSON IS NOT AN IDIOT (2013; 201 pp.) is not a rehabilitation of Watson (who doesn’t really need one any more), but rather (as it’s subtitled) “an opinionated tour of the Sherlock Holmes canon” that offers insights into the stories.”

Watson Is Not An Idiot is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  KoboNook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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