Posted on February 24, 2015 by Andrew Cattanach
Historian Walter Elliot has unearthed the first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in more than 80 years that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to help save a town bridge.
The 1,300-word tale starring the famous detective was found in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar.
The story is entitled Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar.
It is believed the story – about Holmes deducing Watson is going on a trip to Selkirk – is the first unseen Holmes story by Doyle since the last was published over 80 years ago.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Mr Elliot said ‘In Selkirk, there was a wooden bridge that was put up some time before it was flooded in 1902.’
‘The town didn’t have the money to replace it so they decided to have a bazaar to replace the bridge in 1904. They had various people to come and do things and just about everyone in the town did something.
‘The Saturday was opened by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He had written a wee story about Sherlock Holmes and Watson and this was in the book.
‘He really must have thought enough of the town to come down and take part and contribute a story to the book. It’s a great little story.’
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Andrew Cattanach
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Posted on November 28, 2014 by Shikha Shah
Source: People Magazine
P.D. James, well known for her crime novels including the bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, The Children of Men and Dead Comes to Pemberley, died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning.
It had always been her “intention” to become a writer, and she began writing about a detective partly as an apprenticeship for writing “serious” novels, as she explained to the Paris Review in 1994. James had always loved crime novels, was unwilling to explore the “traumatic experiences” of her own life in fiction and was well aware it would be easier to find a publisher for a detective story…
Read more at The Guardian
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