Book Review: Investigating Sherlock – The Unofficial Guide by Nikki Stafford

Investigating Sherlock – The Unofficial Guide by Nikki Stafford Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack   Nikki Stafford’s book is a little treasure chest filled with bits of information which will make any Sherlock BBC fan smile. Since the airing of Sherlock, Tumblr and other internet platforms have been rife with discussions about the actors, characters, Canon-… Read More »

Book Review: The Murder of Sherlock Holmes by David Fable

The Murder of Sherlock Holmes by David Fable Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack Sherlock Holmes has died and John Watson makes the heartbreaking decision to investigate what he believes is murder. The novel’s premises already indicated a strong diversion from the Canon, and yet it begins in typical fashion, with John Watson as the narrator. However,… Read More »

Translating Vincent Starrett’s Sonnet “221B” (“Always 1895″)

In commemoration of the 85th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s death, many Sherlockians from all over the world participated in a translation challenge. To celebrate Doyle’s life, work and specifically his characters Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, we put together a little collection of translations of Vincent Starrett’s lovely sonnet “221B” (“Always 1895″). You… Read More »

Book Review: Blood to the Bone

Blood to the Bone (Fight Card) By Andrew Salmon Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack As promised in the review of Work Capitol, here follows the review of Andrew Salmon’s second Fight Card – Sherlock Holmes story, Blood to the Bone, a novel about women’s bare-knuckle boxing in the late nineteenth century. In the story, which is… Read More »

Call for Translators and Proof-Readers for “Always 1895″

  The year 2015 marks the 120th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes’s most productive year. In 1895 he got into a bar fight during the case of “The Solidary Cyclist”, caught a cheating student of classical Greek in “The Three Students”, taught Inspector Hopkins what it means to properly handle a case in “The Black Peter”… Read More »

Book Review: Work Capitol

Work Capitol (Fight Card) By Andrew Salmon Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack As with most pastiches, the story told in this book is narrated by John Watson and it is one of those cases which have never been told before. Very often we encounter accidental finds or stories involving people whose names had to be protected… Read More »

Book Review: The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes

The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes By Bill Peschel Reviewed by Maria  We all love the Sherlock Holmes stories and yet we will all freely admit that they are often flawed, sometimes unintentionally funny and every no and then too far-fetched to be entirely believable. It’s therefore not surprising that even while the original… Read More »

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die

Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die – The Museum of London Companion to the Exhibition review by BSB Maria When I received a review copy of the catalogue of/companion book to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London, my first impression was that it is impossibly pretty…. Read More »

Review: Maria Konnikova’s Mastermind – How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Mastermind – How to Think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes Sherlock Holmes is a superhero, and his superpower is his ability to use his brain. Maria Konnikova has written a book which offers us insight into this superpower and enables us to become a little bit… Read More »

Review: Kieran McMullen’s Sherlock Holmes and the Black Widower

Sherlock Holmes and the Black Widower by Kieran McMullan Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes Kieran McMullan has written a book which initially asks a lot of the reader in terms of adjusting generally assumed characteristics of the protagonists. Holmes has moved to Sussex and kept Mrs Hudson as his house keeper. Mrs… Read More »

Review: Elementary 02×05 – Ancient History

This week‘s episode felt a bit like an interlude after the first few episodes of this season have either broadened our horizon by giving us backstories of Joan and Sherlock, or by connecting contemporary issues with their line of work. Although all the main players were there and some allusions to the beginning on the… Read More »

Review: Elementary 02×01 – Step Nine

Elementary 02×01 – Step Nine Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes     If you haven’t watched Elementary yet, do yourself a favor, forget the prejudices, and watch that show. It’s nothing like Sherlock BBC in all the good ways. And I am saying that as a huge BBC fan. But seriously, it’s… Read More »

Review: The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany by Roger Johnson & Jean Upton

  The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany by Roger Johnson and Jean Upton Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes Before I start I must admit that I am a bit biased. I have met both Roger and Jean on several occasions and they are absolutely wonderful people; so even if this book would be terrible… Read More »

Review: The Curse of Sherlock Holmes – A Play in Two Acts By Dhanil Ali

The Curse of Sherlock Holmes by Dhanil Ali Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes I am always a bit weary of reading plays which I haven’t seen performed, knowing that simply reading a play silently rarely does the text justice. When I received my review copy of the play from MX Publishing, I… Read More »

Review: The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg

The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg Reviewed by Maria Fleischhack The Baker Street Babes The title of the novel is intriguing already, and the story begins with the account of Dr. Anton Kronberg’s adventures in 1889. Dr. Kronberg, the leading epidemiologist of his time is called to examine a cholera victim in the north of… Read More »