The Sherlockian

GUIDE TO SHERLOCKIANISM

The first thing for anyone interested in Sherlockianism to do is to actually read (and enjoy) the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Luckily, many are available online and for free via Project Gutenberg, as well as Wikisource. Once Sherlock Holmes has gotten into your head, its time to meet your fellow Sherlockians.…
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OPENING WINE WITHOUT A CORKSCREW

Sometimes people ask me, Whats it like to be a touring novelist? And I tell them, in all honesty, Sometimes it feels like trying to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. Youre sitting there staring at this wine, and its right in front of you NEWS AND REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS Wow, things seem…
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TRYING MY HAND AT SHORT(ER) FICTION

I wrote a short story called Its Not About the Dog for my friend Michelle Meyerings literary journal The Rattling Wall. As indicated, the story is not about a dog. But there is a dog in it. So its not totally dog-less, or anything like that. As per below, Ill be reading from the story…
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A STORY ABOUT THE TIME I MET CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

The living have an odd tendency to want to possess the dead. We’d like to claim them as our own: To discuss them in a way that centralizes our own experience of them relative to others around us. “Oh, I remember when he and I…” That sort of thing. So I’m trying to be very…
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PAPERBACKS: LIKE HARDCOVERS ONLY SMALLER

I should probably have mentioned this before its release, but the paperback version of the book came out two weeks ago. Though by not mentioning it until now I get to really rival my own record for worst self-promotion ever, which Im pretty proud of Anyway, despite my total lack of promotional acumen, a bunch…
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HOW QUICKLY THE REVIEWED BECOMES THE REVIEWER

The nice people at the NY Times asked me to review the new YA Sherlock Holmes book for them There was something highly surreal about review someone elses novel for the Times, since it was just a few months ago that I was anxiously fretting my nights away waiting for the Times review of my…
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ON WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION

As somebody who writes historical fiction  and some other things, but I seem to be in a historical fiction zone lately, so Im just going to keep rolling with it  I think a lot about the ethics involved. Namely, what does the writer of historical fiction owe to the truth? Or to the subjects themselves?…
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ABOUT THE SHERLOCKIAN

True story: A hundred years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries  became a consultant to Scotland Yard, and chased a killer through the streets of Victorian London. Another true story: In 2004, the world’s leading Sherlock Holmes scholar announced that he’d found the lost diary of Conan Doyle, which had…
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ABOUT GRAHAM MOORE

Graham Moore is a twenty-eight-year-old graduate of Columbia University, where he received his degree in religious history. He grew up in Chicago, which was very cold, and then moved to New York, which was not really as cold, even though people who live there strangely pretend that it is. He now lives in the not-at-all-cold…
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