On a Holmesian Find

One of the rarest of all Sherlock Holmes books — and one of the most-sought-after — is Ellery Queen’s The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. This anthology, published in 1944, collected Holmesian writings that had been published over the previous decades, with stories by Bret Harte, Mark Twain, John Kendrick Bangs, and many others. Some wereContinue reading “On a Holmesian Find”

On Sherlock Holmes

It only took a week for me to get to the theater to see Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes in the rather unimaginatively titled Sherlock Holmes. But yesterday being New Year’s Day, with nothing else pressing, I went to the local movieplex in the afternoon, thinking I would miss the thronging crowds. Alas, IContinue reading “On Sherlock Holmes”

On Thanksgiving Day Musings

Last night, I moved a few things on my desk — I was looking for my Age of Empires 3 disc, because I wanted to commit some war crimes — and the rejection letter from Random House for the Merlin novel, and the outline for said novel, were sitting there. It’s a lovely rejection letter.Continue reading “On Thanksgiving Day Musings”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Let’s talk comics and other assorted readings… Poe #1 BOOM! Studios Written by J. Barton Mitchell Art by Dean Kotz A few days ago at work a PDF landed in my e-mail inbox. It was from BOOM! Studios, an up-and-coming comics publisher, of a book they have coming out in July — Poe. A completeContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

On Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes

I’ll be honest. I’ve not been looking forward to Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes film. The cast of Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes made no sense to me. The early set photos didn’t instill any confidence in me, and while I was intrigued by the casting of Jude Law as Dr. Watson, I was iffy.Continue reading “On Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes”