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Our third Live & Local comes to you from Baker Street! Babe Ardy chats to Bonnie MacBird, author of pastiche Art in the Blood, about Holmes, art, and writing pastiche. Bonnie also talks about “coming out” as a Sherlockian, cool things she found out while researching the Victorian period, and, of course, art and looking at Holmes as an artist.
Please follow the link to Bonnie’s site to read the annotations to the book that we discuss in the episiode.
See our review of Art in the Blood for links to ways of buying the book.
——————————————————— [DOWNLOAD] | [LISTEN] | [iTUNES] Our third Live & Local comes to you from Baker Street! Babe Ardy chats to Bonnie MacBird, author of pastiche Art in the Blood, about Holmes, art, and writing pastiche. Bonnie also talks about “coming out” as a Sherlockian, cool things she found out while researching the Victorian period, and,… Read More »
——————————————————— [DOWNLOAD] | [LISTEN] | [iTUNES] What happens when a 7’2″ NBA All-Star with a passion for history and his professional screenwriter partner-in-crime team up to write an early biography of Sherlock’s eccentric and beloved elder brother? The result is Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, an authorial dynamic duo who looked at… Read More »
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 »
——————————————————— [DOWNLOAD] | [LISTEN] | [iTUNES] Welcome to Baker Street Babes Live and Local, coming to you from the University of West London! Most Sherlockians have picked up a pastiche or read some fanfic, but the long shadow of Sherlock Holmes reaches so much further than stories that feature him. The relationship of Holmes and… Read More »
A few years ago, I wrote a piece laying out my viewpoint that pastiche is anything Sherlock Holmes-themed that is faithful to Doyle’s characters. Since then, my opinion has evolved and changed. I’m going to re-articulate it. Just today, I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere published this piece, which does a great job of explaining the viewpoint… Read More »
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 »
[LISTEN] | [DOWNLOAD] (Save Link As) —————————————— BSB Amy has a new book! Silent Hive is a new story about Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler that ties into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original story “The Five Orange Pips.” We chat to her about what it’s like having three pastiches out, a LOT about The Five Orange… Read More »
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 »
My Particular Friend By Jennifer Petkus Reviewed by Amy Thomas The Baker Street Babes As a book reviewer, I try to keep an open mind. That said, when author Jennifer Petkus approached me with a book she described as a Sherlock Holmes and Jane Austen mashup, I was a little bit dubious. For one thing,… Read More »