Midweek Sherlock Holmes Links Roundup (September 3 - September 6, 2011):
Baker Street Beat considers one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes quotes: Watson: “I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. — A Study in Scarlet, Chapter 1.”
SantaCruz.Com has an extremely positive review of Laurie R. King’s Pirate King. I have yet to fully immerse myself into the Laurie King-verse, but from the review: “Pirate King is as intelligent as it is entertaining; you get pirates of all stripes and some though-provoking perspectives on piracy itself. You’ll get as much and more from King herself; you can count on her to make you think as often as she makes you laugh. The book may be about pirates, but the writer is truly the treasure.”
[So many good potential pirate jokes…]
Baker Street Blog is hawking some amazing writing utensils in the form of the head of the Great Detective. I wonder if Watson would have used one of these? Possibly to compose The Sussex Vampire? From BSB: “it was designed after a sketch by Tom Richmond and made for sale by David Ian Davies.”
[A singular writing utensil.]
You Know My Methods - Apply Them posted my favorite Sherlockian animated GIF I’ve seen in a while. I can only describe this at Jeremy Brett at his most relaxed. If you have a moment, check out the logo for You Know My Methods - Apply Them; it’s super elegant and classy.
[JB chillin’ like a villain.]
Better Holmes & Gardens is hosting a contest! How and what does one win? The prize package consists of two amazing CD sets full of recordings by the legendary Edward Hardwicke (mentioned on this blog before). And to win? Simply “tell me about your favorite Holmes and Watson pairing, on stage or screen. For example, do you prefer Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce? Jeremy Brett and either of his Watsons….” The deadline is September 24th 2011. Click here to get started!
The Quotable Sherlock Holmes posted one of Sherlock’s more infamous quotes from The Norwood Builder regarding London sans the Napoleon of Crime.
[Except in pastiches….]