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Suggested Reading: Top 5 Victorian novels every steampunk must read.

Sure, we all talk about the great Victorian novels, but how often do we Steampunks really sit down and read them?  We’re all so busy sewing, writing, reading modern Steampunk, larping and making, who’s got the time to read the classics?   917 more words

Clockwork Twist

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Study Guide

For the price of a chocolate bar, you can become an expert on one of the greatest novels in the language.

Can you answer these questions? 344 more words



“Whenever I feel like throwing myself off the cliff of reason, and into the abyss of atheism, I remember the wisdom of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 550 more words

My View Of The World

Uncertain Detectives

Zodiac (2007) dir. David Fincher

The 1891 Sherlock Holmes story “The Five Orange Pips” is loaded with some of the genre’s most delicious tropes. 556 more words

In Your Easter Bonnet With All the Frills Upon It*

Yesterday I made mention of the role that footwear plays in crime fiction. Never one to leave things half-done, I thought it only right to do a ‘head to toe’ job of it and take a look today at the way hats figure into the genre. 1,267 more words

Agatha Christie

Laura Miller--"A Study in Sherlock: How the detective escaped his creator" (Harper's, May 2014)

SOUNDTRACK: “Elementary, My Dear” (1973).

You have to have a particularly cruel heart if you don’t love School House Rock.

All of the songs, well, most of the songs, are super catchy and by golly if you don’t learn a lot. 886 more words


But Don't You Step on My Blue Suede Shoes*

Not long ago, Moira at Clothes in Books wrote a very interesting piece for the Guardian book blog about shoes in literature. Footwear really does say a lot about us, which is why it plays such a prominent role in crime fiction. 1,380 more words

Agatha Christie