Portfolio Tag: On Page and Screen

The Detection Club

With my Detection Club Bingo card now blacked out, I’m going to track my reading here.  (Note: for purposes of completeness, this includes books by the below authors already read prior to the creation of this list.)  My priorities are going to be: Arthur Conan Doyle’s / Sherlock Holmes’s adventures, biographies, contemporaries and rivals, as […]

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Detection Club Bingo

The Squares / Chapters: 1. A New Era Dawns: Ernest Bramah – The Tales of Max Carrados; Emmuska Orczy – The Old Man in the Corner 2. The Birth of the Golden Age: A.A. Milne – The Red House Mystery 3. The Great Detectives: Margery Allingham – The Crime at Black Dudley, Mystery Mile, Look […]

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221B Baker Street

The World of London’s Only Consulting Detective   Arthur Conan Doyle Author page: biographical sketch, bibliography, quotes, links   Sherlock Holmes Book review: The Valley of Fear Short story review: The Speckled Band Short story review: The Sussex Vampire TV series review: Sherlock Holmes (Granada TV / ITV 1984 – 1994, starring Jeremy Brett) On […]

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Measure for Measure

Introduction I was initiated into the unique world of Shakespeare’s poetry and plays in high school and, I believe like many people, though instantly smitten with the man and his works, meandered a while before settling on my all-time favourite piece – Hamlet. Earlier candidates included pretty much all the other usual suspects at one […]

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