Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

THE ORDEALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Jonathan Barnes

This collection of four new audio adventures follows the threads of a single case across 40 years in the career of Conan Doyle’s consulting detective. Following on from the conspicuous success of The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner, Jonathan Barnes is again … Continue reading

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Mysteries in Audio: Podcast

Patrick, a man wise beyond his years and master of that smashing resource, At The Scene of the Crime, today celebrates the second online birthday of his blog. As we are both fans of mystery audios I was thrilled to … Continue reading

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GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST by Tony Lee

This new audio play by Tony Lee brings together two (fictional) icons of Victorian England – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray, that perverse satyr, sensualist and scoundrel whose own narcissism led … Continue reading

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Mysteries in Audio: Podcast

I’m a big fan of audio drama (and for a year I even hosted a blog devoted to the subject) and have occasionally reviewed full cast radio plays here at Fedora (for a list of some of these see here). … Continue reading

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The new Sherlock: An ‘Elementary’ preview

Having previously posted about Lucy Liu as the new TV Watson, I thought there might be some interest in a slightly more detailed look at the modernised take on Sherlock Holmes being prepped by CBS for broadcast this Autumn. The … Continue reading

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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by David Ashton

“That’s done it!” is what Arthur Conan Doyle is reputed to have said upon completion of his historical novel, The White Company, before throwing his pen across the room! I felt a bit like this after reading the last page of … Continue reading

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE PERFIDIOUS MARINER by Jonathan Barnes

One of many releases timed to coincide with the Titanic centenary, this audio play runs the risk of being taken for just another chair on a very overcrowded deck (sic). Which would be a great shame, because this has almost … Continue reading

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Lucy Liu is Dr Watson

In a speech delivered in 1941, Nero Wolfe author Rex Stout proclaimed that, “Watson was a woman” (for a full transcript, click here). There have been occasional attempts to adapt the canon to fit this idea, most notable of these … Continue reading

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Sherlock – A Study in Podcasting

Bill Lengeman over at his Traditional Mysteries blog has just posted a podcast which discusses whether there is any more mileage left in the Sherlock Holmes canon. The participants are a particularly motley crew, featuring that venerable podcaster Les Blatt … Continue reading

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE REIFICATION OF HANS GERBER by George Mann

The Plot: When one of the Maugham family meets an untimely death, it seems almost impossible to work out who the murderer might be, until a distant relative of the family comes to light. With the arrival of Hans Gerber, … Continue reading

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Top 101 Film & TV Mysteries

This is a minor milestones for Tipping My Fedora as the blog has now reached its 101st post. So, seeing as it is also my birthday today, what better way to celebrate than with a small indulgence in the company of … Continue reading

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THE FINAL SOLUTION by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is that rarity amongst contemporary writers – a literary heavyweight with a sure touch when it comes to tapping into popular culture. He is not only the author of such esteemed novels as The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes meets Lisbeth Salander

Well, sort of – Robert Downey Jr returns to the role of Sherlock Holmes and has been cast opposite Noomi Rapace, who played Stieg Larsson’s heroine in the Swedish adaptations of the Milennium trilogy, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows … Continue reading

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