Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Why Does Sherlock Holmes Smoke a Curved Pipe?

by Barb, arriving back in Maine today Why does he wear a deerstalker hat? Why does he say, “Elementary, my dear Watson?” None of these things appear in the canon. The answer is these now familiar traits either originated or … Continue reading

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Why’d They Have to Go and CHANGE Things?

What do the following characters have in common besides the fact that they are all detectives in mystery fiction? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Marjorie Allingham’s Albert Campion, Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord … Continue reading

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Why do Maine crime writers love Sherlock Holmes? It’s elementary, dear reader

Hi folks. Maureen here in my cozy central Maine bungalow, which is worlds away in so many ways from 221B Baker Street, the famous address of Sherlock Holmes. But while we’re worlds away in every possible way, like most mystery … Continue reading

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FIRST MYSTERY NOVELS

Susan Vaughan here. Some friends and I were sharing what were the first novels for adults that really hooked us. For me, it was mysteries. Every Saturday as far back as I can recall, I went to the local library … Continue reading

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And A Good Time Was Had By All

Kate Flora here. It’s not my day to blog, but today’s scheduled blogger is lost in a sea of confusion. Not surprising.  This weekend, many of your friendly neighborhood Maine Crime Writers were gathered at the Glickman Library in Portland … Continue reading

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Who’d Have Your Back?

John Clark here for what I hope will be a fun group post. Back in the mists of antiquity, when Little Egypt was a mere slip of a girl and bikinis had yet to be invented (well at least ten years … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Paul Doiron here— Sherlock Holmes is back in vogue. Robert Downey, Jr., has struck gold starring in a movie series that re-imagines Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective as a Victorian version of James Bond. Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have … Continue reading

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