A noteworthy anniversary


When one has reached my admittedly considerable age, an anniversary of a mere twenty years falls somewhat short of earthshaking.  Nonetheless, the past two decades have not been lacking in either interest or event, and I agreed with Ms King that it would be appropriate to mark the occasion. May I begin by thanking those of you who have enjoyed my Memoirs, and demonstrated that pleasure in such … [Read more...]

On Monsoons and desert places

Note from the editor: This blog post, clearly intended to be posted during the late summer of 2012, was either lost in transit, or (a more sinister possibility) squelched by Authority.  In either case, it has come to light, and here finds its audience. ** At last, I have locked myself into a quiet corner away from importunate husbands and demanding Prime Ministers, having done my part to … [Read more...]

You Are Cordially Invited To An Evening Of Moroccan Festivities


Although I have spent much of the last month in A Location Not to Be Revealed, I must assert my right to have my friends to my own home. Therefore, you are hereby invited to join Holmes and me for a garden party in our Sussex home, on 19 August. The festivities will be on a Moroccan theme, in honour of the setting of Garment of Shadows, which means that Mrs. Hudson is currently firmly … [Read more...]

Eight Weeks and Counting


Oh dear, one does begin these projects with the very best of intentions, and then Life intervenes and before any time at all, one is off in Switzerland or being consulted on a case in Costa Rica and the communication with friends suffers. And here I meant to keep you all abreast of these cases on which Holmes and I are asked to advise. However, now that the Olympics are about to descend on the … [Read more...]

Another Publication Day…Thank Heavens!


Today is publication day for the new collection of stories inspired by Holmes canon entitled, “A Study In Sherlock.” My literary agent, Ms. Laurie R King, and her friend, Mr Leslie S Klinger (author of the New Annotated Sherlock Holmes), collaborated on the concept for this anthology and the early reviews have been favourable. The list of contributing mystery writers is impressive, and as … [Read more...]