“A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

Yes, that's right, I can now officially put Published in front of Authoress in my bio (well I could if I had room) because my Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson short story Tales from the Riverbank has been published in the anthology A Murmuring of Bees, the latest offering from Improbable Press.  Look at how lovely it … Continue reading “A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 8th May 1916

This chapter appeared in the second volume of The “New Church” Times  Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         SHOT IN THE CULVERT                                 FINAL INSTALMENT.                                 CHARACTERS: - Same as last week                         CHAPTER 6                 Sholmes and Co having arrived at their new sphere of action speedily got going again. Intha Pink seized his … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 8th May 1916

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 17th April 1916

This chapter appeared in the first volume of The “New Church” Times after Roberts & Pearson had been sent to Neuve Eglise. Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         CHARACTERS: - Same as last week                         CHAPTER 5 Snowflakes were falling heavily aroud Hordon Goose Farm, where we left Herlock with the fair Honoria. Breezy Bill, … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fifth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 17th April 1916

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fourth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation; 20th March 2016

Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         CHARACTERS: - Same as last week                         CHAPTER 4 Returning to our friend Shomes who has, for some little time, been cooling his ardour in the Bec, during which period he has contrived to make the acquaintance of Honoria hi fair companion in distress. Breathing undying love and vowing … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the fourth chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation; 20th March 2016

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the third chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 6th March 1916

Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         CHARACTERS: - Same as last week                                 SYNOPSIS:- INTHA PINK, a pioneer, while passing the Cloth Hall, Typers, the scene of a dinner given to commemorate the 73rd year of office of the mayor of that town falls into a crump-hole, where he is left soliloquising. In the meantime, … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the third chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation – 6th March 1916

The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the second chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation; 26th February 1916

Herlock Shomes at it Again.                         SHOT IN THE CULVERT                                 CHARACTERS: - Same as last week SYNOPSIS:- Intha Pink, a pioneer, while passing the Cloth Hall, Typers, the scene of the dinner given to commemorate the 73rd year of office of the mayor of that town falls into a crump-hole. Here we left him. … Continue reading The Wipers Times – faithful reproduction of the second chapter of the Herlock Shomes serialisation; 26th February 1916

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 19 – Salient News!

On 12 February 1916, in the trenches at Ypres, the first edition of The Wipers Times (sub headed Salient News because no-one should ever pass up the opportunity for a pun that good) was printed and distributed. This was not the only trench publication that sprang up during the war but it is the most … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 19 – Salient News!

Book Review: No Better Place by Alistair Duncan

Summary: No Better Place: Arthur Conan Doyle, Windlesham and Communication with the Other Side (1907-1930)Following his second marriage in 1907 Arthur Conan Doyle was looking to the future. The years ahead would see the birth of three children, fresh literary success and the discovery of his new faith. Those same years would also see the … Continue reading Book Review: No Better Place by Alistair Duncan

Film Review: Mr Holmes

Summary (from IMDb): An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.I was expecting to find this film difficult to watch because the thought of Sherlock Holmes with dementia is bad enough (I was unable to finish reading the book it was based on … Continue reading Film Review: Mr Holmes

Sherlock, John, and the Mystery of the Embroidered Matchbox

Yesterday a parcel arrived all the way from America, sent by my wonderful friend Azriona who, as well as being an excellent writer, is the queen of all things embroidered and sewn.The present inside was so unique and so lovely that I couldn't help but wonder what my favourite detective and his blogger would make … Continue reading Sherlock, John, and the Mystery of the Embroidered Matchbox