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 »

Book Review: Knightley & Son: K-9

Knightley & Son: K-9 By Rohan Gavin Reviewed by Ardy Having enjoyed Rohan’s first offering, Knightley & Son, a great deal, I had been looking forward to the second book. It is based on The Hound of the Baskervilles in so far as there are monstrous dogs roaming the city and Darkus and his father… Read More »

Elementary Review 02 x 22 – Paint It Black

In the final moments of last week’s episode, Joan Watson was captured by a frequent patron at Mycroft’s New York restaurant. She had discovered he was a wanted murderer and well, he’s a jerk, so he took her. As Holmes so clearly says at the beginning of the episode, “your very bad friends have taken… Read More »

Elementary Review 02 x 21 – The Man With the Twisted Lip

I would like to make a personal appeal to you today. If you… Haven’t been watching Elementary. Have been comparing every episode of Elementary to BBC’s Sherlock. Have only watched the show with vague interest. Is this you? Pay attention. Turn on The Man With the Twisted Lip. Void your mind of any reference to… Read More »

Review: Five New Sherlock Holmes Stories

Five New Sherlock Holmes Stories By Roy Segal Reviewed by Amy Thomas The Baker Street Babes Roy Segal’s aptly-titled e-collection of five Holmes stories is a Victorian homage to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Its commitment to plot-driven narrative and fast-paced mystery certainly places it in the camp of stories many canon traditionalists favor…. Read More »

Elementary Review: 02 x 13 – All In The Family

Let’s solve a mystery this week, friends. Why bring Moriarty back and then just pretend like she never showed up at all? After her return last week, I was hopeful the season would be headed in a new direction that acknowledged both the difficult dynamic of loving someone who is definably evil and the changed… 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 02×06 – An Unnatural Arrangement

Elementary has a reputation for taking established characters and giving them a bit of a twist or designing a new storyline for them that gives the viewer a new view of the character. One character who has seemed relatively unchanged up to this point though has been Captain Gregson. This week that changes. When Gregson’s… 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: Elementary 01×23 – The Woman/Heroine

Elementary 01×23 – The Woman/Heroine Reviewed by Liz Giorgi Being Geek Chic For The Baker Street Babes When we were first introduced to this Sherlock Holmes and Watson months ago, we knew two distinct things about the show: the first and most obvious being that Watson was a woman. The second was that Sherlock was… 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 »