Category Archives: Doctor Who


This audio production is an adaptation of the 1994 novel by Andy Lane that brought  together Sherlock Holmes and, wait for it, Doctor Who. In addition there are also elements of the HP Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos too. Now, I realise … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Lane, Audio Review, Big Finish, Doctor Who, England, India, London, Scene of the crime, Sherlock Holmes, Tuesday's Overlooked Film | 24 Comments


What do you mean you’ve never heard of cult sci-fi series Vixens from the Void – what about its star, the sultry Vanity Mycroft –  no? Well, that’s understandable because they only exist in the imagination of Nev Fountain, serving … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, Audio Review, Big Finish, Doctor Who, Film Noir, Mervyn Stone, Nev Fountain, Poirot | 23 Comments

Buon Natale 2012

This site began back in January 2011 and here we are, two years and 270 posts later and the year is almost up. What have we learned from the Blogosphere? Well, for one thing, WordPress and Google’s blogger software like each … Continue reading

Posted in 'Best of' lists, 'In praise of ...', 2012 Alphabet of Crime, 2012 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, 2013 Book to Movie Challenge, 2013 Vintage Mystery Challenge, Doctor Who, James Bond | 24 Comments


This new entry in the Dark Shadows series is produced for audio by Big Finish, makers of such fine products as the truly wondrous Jago and Litefoot thrillers (for my reviews of these, click here). I have to admit to … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Review, Big Finish, Billy Wilder, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, Film Noir, Gothic, Hollywood, Nev Fountain, Scene of the crime | Tagged , | 7 Comments


The title may sound like an episode of The Man from UNCLE but in fact this is the cracking climax to the fourth season of Jago & Litefoot. And one of the things that becomes clear almost immediately is that … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Review, Big Finish, Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot, Justin Richards, London, Scene of the crime, Steampunk | 7 Comments

RIVERS OF LONDON by Ben Aaronovitch

“… London is the pick ‘n mix cultural capital of the world.” Peter Grant is coming to the end of his two-year probationary period as a Constable with the London Metropolitan Police Force. Unlike his perky best friend Lesley, who … Continue reading

Posted in Ben Aaronovich, Doctor Who, London, Police procedural, Scene of the crime | 8 Comments