Here is something for the German and German speaking Sherlock Holmes fans:
BSB Maria has written an introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes in German. The contents of the book cover the early writing career of Arthur Conan Doyle and his various sources and inspirations for the characters of the Canon. A detailed introduction into Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as well as other major characters like Mrs. Hudson, the Baker Street Irregulars as well as the greatest enemies and adversaries are covered in more detail.
The sixty Canon stories are introduced shortly, followed by an analysis of Doyle’s genius move to have Watson narrate the stories while simultaneously standing in for the reader, asking the same questions that we have.
The final part of the book covers the London of Sherlock Holmes, the interpretation of the Sherlock Holmes stories in pastiches, plays, movies and television series as well as audio books and audio plays. It also covers the fandom and the question of why Sherlock Holmes is considered to be a historical person rather than a literary character.
The book is out today and available from amazon Germany, amazon UK and Buchhaus in Switzerland.
Here is something for the German and German speaking Sherlock Holmes fans: BSB Maria has written an introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes in German. The contents of the book cover the early writing career of Arthur Conan Doyle and his various sources and inspirations for the characters of the Canon. A detailed… Read More »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Ettie Shafter By BSB Maria Today’s chosen lady from the Sherlock Holmes stories is one who is often overlooked, rarely discussed and almost never featured in adaptations: Ettie Shafter, a young woman living with her father Jacob in Vermissa Valley, Pennsylvania. She is one of the tragic female characters in the Canon, characterized by her… Read More »
Mrs. Hudson aka Superwoman By BSB Maria “Mrs Hudson leave Baker Street? England would fall!” This quote from Sherlock’s “A Scandal Belgravia” sums up one of the most important characters in the Sherlock Holmes stories and adaptations. Mrs Hudson is by the far the most patient, resilient, organized and brave women in the Canon and while… Read More »
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 »
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 »